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November 13, 2018

Civil Engineering IMPACT magazine recognized with MarCom award

The spring 2018 issue of the Lyles School's Civil Engineering IMPACT magazine has been recognized by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) with a gold MarCom award. The international contest recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing and communication materials and programs.
November 12, 2018

CE faculty, student paper earns Editors Choice Awards

A paper published by faculty and grad students in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering has garnered the Editors' Choice Award from Water Resources Research. The award is given to about 1% of published articles in any calendar year.
November 2, 2018

Ron Klemencic receives 2019 OPAL award

Ron Klemencic (BSCE '85) has been selected to receive the 2019 OPAL award — presented by ASCE — for his innovation and excellence in civil engineering design. This year's OPAL leadership award winners will be honored at the 2019 OPAL Gala, March 14, in Arlington, VA.
October 25, 2018

Harold Force inducted into National Academy of Construction

The National Academy of Construction has elected Harold F. Force (BSCE 1973, MSCE 1974), president of Force Construction Company, Inc., and executive vice president of Force Design, Inc., as a member of its class of 2018. He was formally inducted on October 11 during the NAC annual meeting, held here at the US Grant Hotel. The 2018 class includes 37 new inductees. More than 300 leaders were considered for the selective NAC election process.
October 23, 2018

E-scooters at Purdue are sweet as jelly

In the coming weeks, 40 scooters will be distributed across Purdue's campus to begin a four-week research project on best practices for using e-scooters. The research project, called Jelly, is being led by Darcy Bullock, Purdue's Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Joint Transportation Research Program, which is operated out of Purdue's Discovery Park.
October 15, 2018

Lovell Lecture Series

The 16th C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture will be held on Tuesday, October 30th and will feature Professor Guy T. Houlsby with his talk entitled, "Geotechnical engineering challenges for offshore renewable energy."
October 12, 2018

Purdue trustees ratify five named CE faculty

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Oct. 12) ratified five named faculty positions within the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, including Ernest Blatchley (Lee A. Rieth Professor in Environmental Engineering), Ayman Habib (Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering), Chad Jafvert (Lyles Family Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering), Julio Ramirez (Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering), and Amit Varma (Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering).
October 10, 2018

Dennis & Leslie Drag Distinguished Lecture Series

James O. Malley, S.E., Senior Principal of Degenkolb Engineers, will present his lecture titled, "Seismic Upgrade of a 15-Story Steel Moment Frame Building – Satisfying Performance Criteria with Application of Experimental and Advanced Analytical Procedures" on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 4:30pm in PHYS 114. There will be a reception in Wood Commons starting at 3:30pm.
October 3, 2018

CE students nominated for elite Schmidt Fellows program

Congratulations to Civil Engineering PhD students Sikai "Sky" Chen and Tariq U. Saeed! They have been nominated to participate in the 2019-2020 Schmidt Science Fellows program. Not only is this a high honor for the students, but also for Purdue, which, in the first year of the program, was selected as one of the elite universities around the globe eligible to nominate potential fellows.
September 24, 2018

Indiana LTAP announces Rich Domonkos as Program Manager

Indiana LTAP is pleased to introduce Rich Domonkos as the new Program Manager. Rich has been with the Indiana LTAP Center for 11 years. As Training Specialist, he managed the training program and assisted with technology transfer in the form of technical manuals, short courses, and seminars.
September 17, 2018

How communities in Carolinas could find safe water if Hurricane Florence knocks out facilities

The methods for implementing safe water supplies in developing countries might also apply to the Carolinas during Hurricane Florence, says a Purdue University water supply and sanitation expert. Ernest Blatchley III, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, has led teams in the Dominican Republic that have installed water treatment systems within a day or two by investigating a few key characteristics of the community.
September 14, 2018

Alexis Marks awarded Currier Scholarship

CE undergrad Alexis Marks has been awarded the Donald C. and Marion E. Currier scholarship. This award, presented by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County (IN), provides full tuition, fees, an allowance for books and on-campus housing or off-campus living allowance for up to six semesters at Purdue University.
September 10, 2018

Purdue Civil Engineering ranked #5 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report has released its national rankings of undergraduate programs for 2019 with Purdue Civil Engineering ranked #5 in the nation. The undergraduate rankings are computed from the responses to a survey sent to deans, heads, and selected senior faculty. Purdue CE has been consistently ranked as a top 10 undergraduate program by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade.
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