CE News & Spotlights

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.
Daniel W. Halpin wins Distinguished Alumnus Award
Posted: February 29, 2008
Daniel W. Halpin, Professor Emeritus and retired Bowen Head of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management at Purdue University, received a 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tapping the Right Side of the Brain: What does Civil Engineering Look Like?
Posted: February 27, 2008
View CE290 students' entries from the Spring 2007 "Visualizing Civil Engineering Project"
Prof. Kumares Sinha elected to National Academy of Engineering
Posted: February 12, 2008
Congratulations to Prof. Sinha, recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to transportation engineering.
CE Student to serve in Peace Corps
Posted: February 11, 2008
Colleen Naughton is one of an increasing number of graduates choosing the Peace Corps as an option for life after college.
Prof. Rob Connor investigates Minnesota bridge collapse
Posted: January 10, 2008
Twelve days after the I-35W collapse, Prof. Connor was on site and part of an investigating team comprising the state's Department of Transportation (DoT).

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