CE News & Spotlights

Purdue to award Dudley honorary doctorate during spring commencement
Posted: May 8, 2015
Purdue University will award William "Bill" Dudley Jr. with an honorary doctorate degree during spring commencement ceremonies in the West Lafayette campus' Elliott Hall of Music.
William Dudley, Jr.
Undergraduate Research - Traffic Roundabouts
Posted: May 5, 2015
Emily Bonini, a student in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program during summer 2014. Her mentors for this project were Professor John Haddock, Pat Connor, and graduate student Yu Tian.
Emily Bonini
Fulbright PhD Scholar Tariq Saeed elected to Graduate Student Senate
Posted: May 5, 2015
Tariq U. Saeed has been elected as Civil Engineering Senator to the Purdue Graduate Student Senate (PGSS) for the academic year 2015-16. Tariq is a Fulbright Ph.D. scholar in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, currently working in the area of Transportation Systems Engineering.
Tariq U. Saeed
HVAC software team wins Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue
Posted: May 1, 2015
Grissom Controls, which offers a software solution to optimize controls for highly complex heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings, took top honors and $5,000 at the fifth Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue on Thursday (April 30). Andrew Martin, the sole member of Grissom Controls, is a student in Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering.
Andrew Martin
Purdue Team Wins ITE Traffic Bowl - Great Lakes District
Posted: April 30, 2015
Congratulations to the Purdue Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Bowl Team on winning the Great Lakes District competition! This annual competition among ITE student chapter teams uses transportation planning and engineering topics for the clues, questions and answers.
Purdue Teams Wins ITE Traffic Bowl - Great Lakes District
Storm Drain Patching Method Poses Environmental Risks
Posted: April 28, 2015
More than 1 million storm-water culverts that drain U.S. roadways are in need of repair. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) have turned to cured-in-place pipe, or CIPP, as a fast and low-cost way to rehabilitate the aging systems. Professor Andrew Whelton and his team were recruited to take a closer look at CIPP's environmental effects.
Storm Drain
Music Man of Morton Center
Posted: April 28, 2015
When people visit Morton Community Center, sometimes they'll hear a classical concerto or some Billy Joel coming from the piano in the front hallway. More often than not, the pianist is David Buck, West Lafayette's public works director and Purdue CE alumnus.
Dave Buck playing piano
CE PhD Student awarded Intel SRCEA Graduate Fellowship
Posted: April 21, 2015
Civil Engineering PhD student Maryam Parsa has been awarded the esteemed Intel Foundation/ Semiconductor Research Corporation Education Alliance (SRCEA) Graduate Fellowship. This Graduate Fellowship Program was created in 1986 to attract exceptionally talented students to academic areas of interest to SRC members.
Maryam Parsa
Deployment of Probe Data for Prioritizing Transportation Agency Infrastructure Investments and Real-Time System Performance Management
Posted: April 21, 2015
Use of probe data and design of real-time system performance management project tops Purdue University among peers. MakeSchools.org featured the project along with links and references to the Indiana Mobility Reports.
S-BRITE Receives Steel Truss Bridge
Posted: April 17, 2015
Here is a a quick look at the anticipated delivery of a 1937 truss bridge originating from Michigan. The trusses will be setup later this spring for use at Purdue University's Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) located outside of campus. The S-BRITE Center is under the direction of Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Robert Connor.
steel truss bridge

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