CE News & Spotlights

Course Provides Water Treatment Systems for the Dominican Republic
Posted: August 27, 2015
Purdue students from seven different academic units, including Civil Engineering, traveled May 9-15, 2015, to the Dominican Republic for a service-learning project related to a course titled Water Supply in Developing Countries.
Engineering Maymester in Sweden
Posted: August 25, 2015
In May 2015, 17 Purdue CE students visited Stockholm, Sweden, to study environmental sustainability across multiple sectors. The week-long session was led by Inez Hua, professor of civil engineering and professor of environmental and ecological engineering, and Jill Churchill, undergraduate international programs coordinator in the Office of Global Engineering Programs.
Engineering Maymester in Sweden
CE undergraduate program ranked #5 by U.S. News & World Report
Posted: September 10, 2014
The Lyles School of Civil Engineering has been ranked the #5 undergraduate civil engineering program in the country according to the 2016 US News & World Report ranking.
Seeking Applications - Edward M. Curtis Visiting Professorship
Posted: August 14, 2014
This endowment has been established to attract internationally renowned visitors to spend an academic year with CE faculty and students.
Transport Challenges in Rural Indiana
Posted: September 3, 2015
When V. Dimitra Pyrialakou, a doctoral candidate focusing on transportation engineering, moved to the United States from Greece, she was astonished by the many differences between European and American transportation systems and planning practices, especially in rural and small urban areas. Now, she is working to rethink such areas.
Flushing Advice is Flawed
Posted: August 28, 2015
Instructions given to the public by water companies and other authorities in the aftermath of chemical contaminations are inconsistent and not validated by science. So says Prof. Andrew Whelton and other scientists in the US who are developing models to understand complex plumbing systems to ensure consumers get the best guidance on how to regain access to safe drinking water.
Seminar Announcement - Lessons From the Lives of Two Dams
Posted: August 27, 2015
Professor James K. Mitchell of Virginia Tech will hold a seminar titled, "Lessons from the lives of two dams," on Thursday, September 3rd, from 2:00-3:20pm in HAMP 1252.
Milton Harr: A Career in Civil Engineering
Posted: August 25, 2015
Faculty Emeritus Milton Harr delivered a seminar focusing on his career in the military, in academia and as an engineering consultant, as a kick-off event to the Civil Engineering Open House on Friday, September 18, 2015.
Milton Harr
CE grad student awarded championship prize in smart structures technology
Posted: August 21, 2015
Pedram Hesam, PhD student in structures at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and his five teammates were awarded the championship prize at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Summer School (APSS) on Smart Structures Technology, held July 26-August 14 at the University of Illinois.

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