CE Transitions - Winter 2021

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On the front lines

When you are an emergency room doctor working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, where persistence and ingenuity are crucial, an engineering degree from Purdue University can be a powerful asset.

A boilermaker legacy

For the Fehribach family, their connection to Purdue University has been practically woven into their DNA.

Faith & family inspire scholarship gift for civil engineering

Brian Harlow (BSCE '78) and his wife, Rachelle, are establishing new scholarships in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering with a specific focus on African American and underrepresented minority students. The couple was inspired to make this gift commitment in their estate for reasons which reflect their family and their faith.

Material blessings

Couple establishes named professorship to support research, future leaders

Virtual scholarship event

2020 brought many changes for all of us. "Adapt" may be the word of the year. As the possibility of holding in-person events became less likely, discussions around the annual scholarship event shifted. The event became a panel discussion with a select group of scholarship recipients.

Not just buzzwords

Over the summer, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering offered its newly-created one-credit course for high school students: Resiliency and Sustainability in Civil Engineering — Not just Buzzwords. The class attracted students from all around the world interested in learning more about the field.

Greetings from Eric Putman

What a year—and what a semester! 2020 has become a shorthand phrase to describe all sorts of remarkable challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. When students returned to campus last fall, it was not clear to any of us if we would be able to complete the full academic semester. In classic Boilermaker fashion, Purdue students, faculty and staff overcame the difficulties and worked together to persevere in the face of considerable adversity.
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