CE News & Spotlights

Designing for Resilience in Seismic Hot Zones
Posted: May 28, 2008
A recent NY Times article on minimizing the effects of seismic activity on building stability, featuring contributions from Professors Sozen & Pujol.
PhD Alumnus receives CAREER award
Posted: May 23, 2008
Congratulations to CE alumnus Narayanan Neithalath (PhD 2004), winner of the CAREER award for his work in concrete innovation.
Dedication of the Leonard E. & Margaret R. Wood Commons
Posted: May 23, 2008
The Wood Commons was formally opened on Saturday, October 27, 2007 during Homecoming Weekend. This area for students, faculty, staff and alumni to gather was made possible by a generous donation from Margaret Wood, widow of former faculty member and alumnus Leonard Wood.
CE Students Receive Transportation Scholarship Award
Posted: May 15, 2008
Congratulations to Abhishek Bhargava, Ronald Davis & Daniel Ackmann, recipients of the 2008-09 Edward J. Cox Memorial Transportation Scholarship Awards.
Jean-Lou Chameau, President of Caltech, featured at 6th Leonards Lecture on Sustainability
Posted: April 22, 2008
On April 18, 2008 the Purdue Geotechnical Group hosted the 6th Leonards Lecture, offered by Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, President of the California Institute of Technology. The topic of the lecture: "Role of the University in Education for Sustainability."
Civil Engineering in Top 10 Jobs for the Class of 2008
Posted: April 15, 2008
CareerBuilder.com reports Civil Engineering as one of the Top 10 fields of job opportunities for this year's graduating seniors, with a projected job growth rate of 18 percent.
Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment
Posted: April 9, 2008
Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers.
Disaster responses, transportation issues highlight Purdue Road School
Posted: March 20, 2008
The 94th annual Purdue Road School, sponsored by the Joint Transportation Research Program, will be held on March 25-27 at the Stewart Center and will feature a number of state, federal, academic and industry transportation experts.
CE Grad becomes President & COO of Degenkolb Engineers
Posted: March 12, 2008
Stacy Bartoletti (BSCE '91) recently assumed the title of President & COO of Degenkolb Engineers, one of the nation's leading structural engineering firms in the design and seismic strengthening of buildings.
Quiet highways research featured on History Channel program
Posted: March 3, 2008
Engineers at Purdue's Superpave Center are addressing the issue of highway noise by conducting research on quiet pavement. A 38,000-pound, 12-foot diameter circular machine designed at Purdue makes it possible to test numerous types of pavement surfaces and compositions in combination with various tire designs.

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