CE News & Spotlights

Ph.D. student receives Best Paper Award
Posted: May 28, 2014
Ph.D. student Michelle Dojutrek and her co-authors received the Best Paper Award at the 10th International Conference of the Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction.
Michelle Dojutrek
Purdue students bring Rube Goldberg Machine to Jimmy Kimmel Live
Posted: May 15, 2014
The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers, captained by CE senior David Cannon, showcased its national champion Rube Goldberg machine to a national audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
PSPE Rube Goldberg Team on Jimmy Kimmel Live
CE Alumnus receives 2014 ARMA Cook Award
Posted: May 13, 2014
Dr. Ahmadreza Hedayat (Ph.D. 2013) is the recipient of the 2014 Dr. N.G.W. Cook Ph.D. Dissertation Award. The award is given annually by the American Rock Mechanics Association for the best doctoral dissertation in rock mechanics or rock engineering.
Dr. Ahmadreza Hedayat
Lyles family gives $15 million to School of Civil Engineering
Posted: May 1, 2014
The Purdue Board of Trustees on Feb. 21 approved naming the School of Civil Engineering for the Lyles family in recognition of a $15 million gift from the Lyles Foundation.
2014 International conferences at Purdue organized by CE and Herrick Faculty
Posted: April 30, 2014
The 2014 Herrick conferences, organized by Herrick Labs and Architectural Engineering Faculty, will take place on July 14-17 at Purdue University. The three recognized international conferences (Compressors, Refrigeration/Air-Conditioning, and High Performance Buildings) will run in parallel and will again lead the way to exchanging ideas, information and cutting-edge research in these areas.
Greg Miller elected AGCI President
Posted: April 29, 2014
CE Alumnus Greg Miller, President of Diamond Construction Company located in Quincy, was elected as President of the Associated General Contractors of Illinois at the 107th AGCI Annual Convention held in Springfield. Miller served last year as the First Vice President and previously as the Second Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.
Bobet appointed visiting Chair Professor at Tongji University
Posted: April 25, 2014
Professor Antonio Bobet has been appointed visiting Chair Professor at the Innovation Center for Disaster Prevention in Civil Engineering at Tongji University in China, for the period 2014-2018.
Research team awarded $7.5 million Department of Defense award
Posted: April 21, 2014
Associate Prof. Pablo Zavattieri and his collaborators selected for $7.5 million grant to study more than 20 organisms to develop strong, tough materials based on their design structures.
Pablo Zavattieri
Bowen, Dudley bike 150 miles for MS society
Posted: April 18, 2014
CE alumni Bill Dudley and Bob Bowen rode 153 miles in the 2014 BP MS-150 from Houston to Austin (Texas) on the Bechtel Cycling Team to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Purdue ITE wins district "Traffic Bowl"
Posted: April 15, 2014
Steven Lavrenz (JTRP), Pulkit Parikh, and Vinay Varadarajan represented Purdue in the regional Traffic Bowl competition sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) on April 14, 2014 in Indianapolis.

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