Structural Engineering News & Events

December 15, 2015

Purdue student team wins 2015 international bridge competition

Purdue CE students Aishwarya Puranam, Lucas Laughery, and William Pollalis represented Purdue in the 9th International Bridge Contest. They competed against 11 teams from around the globe, and Purdue placed first in the competition for the fifth time in six years.
November 6, 2015

2016 Iron & Steel Preservation Conference and Workshop

The S-BRITE Center is hosting the Iron & Steel Preservation Conference and Workshop in May 2016. Registration is now open. Click here to learn more about technical presentations and hands-on experiences. CEU/PDH's are available for all participants.
August 19, 2015

Professor Connor's Team Instruments I-65 Bridge

Real-time sensors were installed on the Interstate 65 bridge over Wildcat Creek last week. Purdue engineer Jason Lloyd showed News 18 what those sensors look like and exactly what data they collect.
August 5, 2015

CE grad students present at international structures conference

Several graduate students from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering made presentations on their research during the 6th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering & 11th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology held jointly at the University of Illinois, August 1-2, 2015.
August 5, 2015

Prof. Dyke invited as keynote speaker at international structures conferences

Prof. Shirley J. Dyke was invited to be a Keynote Speaker at both the 7th International Conference SHMII in Torino, Italy, July 1-3, 2015, and the 6th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering & 11th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology held jointly at the University of Illinois, August 1-2, 2015.
August 5, 2015

Dr. Pujol appointed Academic Director for Research Computing

Dr. Santiago Pujol has accepted the appointment of Academic Director for Research Computing. Dr. Pujol will provide faculty perspective, vision and direction for Purdue’s activities around cyberinfrastructure for research especially the HUBzero platform and the community cluster program.
July 29, 2015

S-BRITE site provides hands-on experience for students

Down the road from the Bowen Laboratory and on a dirt path nestled in the woods, is a fenced-in area that houses the S-BRITE (Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering) center for civil engineering students.
June 24, 2015

CE grad student receives ACI Foundation Scholarship

Civil Engineering graduate student Aishwarya Puranam has been honored by the ACI Foundation to receive the W. Gene Corley Memorial Scholarship for her studies during the 2015-2016 academic year.
June 9, 2015

Data-Driven Model/Damage Identification Workshop

A workshop was held at Bowen Laboratory June 7-8 to bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts in the area of data-driven modeling methods, especially those that focus on nonlinear system/model identification and damage detection to share experiences and foster opportunities.
April 17, 2015

S-BRITE Receives Steel Truss Bridge

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.
April 8, 2015

CE undergrad receives NSF Fellowship

Civil Engineering undergraduate student Alana Wilbee was named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship for the 2015 award year. Alana was selected for this honor among over 16,500 applicants.
March 27, 2015

Prof. Pujol featured in article on big data

Santiago Pujol, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, was recently tapped for his insight into the sharing of big data for an article in Science News magazine.
March 20, 2015

Broken Reference

On March 6, 2015, Good Morning America aired an investigation on bridge accidents. Footage was used that originated from Purdue University Associate Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering Robert Connor and his research with a web-based bridge monitoring interface. His research focused on a short-term monitoring solution for a more effective asset management tool used by bridge owners when inspecting critical onsite locations.
February 11, 2015

Browning chosen as Purdue Distinguished Women Scholar

JoAnn Browning (PhD '98), Dean of the College of Engineering and the David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been selected as a one of four Purdue University Distinguished Women Scholars for 2015-2016.
November 17, 2014

Purdue student team wins international bridge contest

A team comprised of Purdue civil engineering students advised by Prof. Santiago Pujol emerged victorious in the 2014 International Bridge Contest. Purdue has won the contest four of the past five years.
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