CE News & Spotlights

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
Opportunities Granted - Day of Giving 2015
Posted: May 4, 2015
The Lyles School of Civil Engineering topped the leaderboard during Purdue's Day of Giving Campaign, with over $2.25M in donations in a single day, including an additional $18.5K in bonus funds for heading the list. In addition to finishing first in total donations, the School finished in 9th place on the participation leaderboard, indicating a wide base of support. Donations came in from alums who graduated as long ago as 1955, all the way up to our current-year graduates.
Purdue Day of Giving Thank You
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
CE grad students active as Big Brothers in the community
Posted: April 17, 2015
CE grad students Nate Todd and Robert Spragg volunteer their time in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to help make a positive impact in the lives of area youth.

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