Prof. Patricia J. Culligan of Columbia University will give the 15th Leonards Lecture, titled "Climate Change: Impacts and Challenges for Geotechnical Engineers," on Friday, April 21st. The PGS Workshop, "Climate Change and Geotechnical Engineering," will be held in conjunction with the lecture.
Dr. Shirley Dyke, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, was presented with the 2017 CE Outstanding Mentor of Engineering Graduate Students Award at a reception on April 10th hosted by the Civil Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council.
A series of seminars will be held at Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering in 2017 on the art of teaching engineering. The speakers are renowned teachers and mentors whose effectiveness as teachers has been proven by the success of their students. Jim Jirsa will present on April 11th, and Michele Calvi on April 20th. More speakers will be announced later this year.
Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering will recognize five passionate, influential and visionary graduates during the 24th annual Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Awards banquet on April 6, 2017.
Jie Shan, Professor of Civil Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Professor Shan was presented with the award at the ASPRS annual meeting held recently in Baltimore.
Robert J. Connor, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the S-BRITE Center, has been selected to receive the 2017 George S. Richardson Medal. The Richardson Medal recognizes a single, recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering.
The 103rd Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo was the largest Road School on record at 2,709 attendees. This year’s event included 155 technical sessions involving 327 speakers and moderators. The program had 164 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) available, including 4 hours of Indiana Statutes and Ethics for Professional Engineers.
Purdue Global Ambassador Davis Chacon-Hurtado focuses his research on the civil engineering of transportation systems in city environments. In particular, he is investigating the possible factors that make communities resistant or resilient to disruptions and economic shocks that can affect their quality of life and the role transportation can play in this resiliency.
Tariq Usman Saeed, a doctoral student in Transportation & Infrastructure Systems Engineering, has been appointed as a young member to the Standing Committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80) and the Standing Committee on Bridge Preservation (AHD37) of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He was appointed in recognition of the active roles he continues to play in the functions of these committees.
You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a potent brew of chemicals that form when chlorine meets sweat, body oils, and urine. Prof. Blatchley offers his insight in this NPR health news article.
Ganesh Mallya, Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering, Purdue University will be presenting on Tuesday 4/25 at 1:30 p.m. in ARMS B071. The subject of the seminar is "Estimating Health of Ungauged Watershed using Machine Learning."
On January 20th, 2017 a top tension chord of the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge was discovered to be completely fractured. On the morning of the 21st, Dr. Robert J. Connor, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the S-BRITE Center was called by engineering consultants working for the PA and NJ Turnpikes to assist in the failure investigation and to help develop immediate inspection and long-term retrofit strategies.
Stacy Bartoletti (BSCE '91), Chairman & CEO of Degenkolb Engineers, and Doreen Mitchell (BSCE '81), Vice President of Facility Asset Management at the Walt Disney World Company, have been named recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering.