Civil Engineering welcomes our alumni and friends.
Since Purdue's opening in 1874, Purdue has spurred the advancement of the civil engineering profession, pioneering in transportation, materials, structures, land surveying, construction, and environmental engineering. The Lyles School of Civil Engineering continues to lead as we take up the challenges of the 21st century. New technology, industry's demand for design and team experiences in the curriculum, the increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary research, along with other changes, affect how we educate our students and perform our mission of discovering new knowledge.
Getting involved is your opportunity to give back to the school in ways that further our mission and vision, connect with fellow alumni, enhance our communities, and reach out to students. Contact the Civil Engineering main office at (765) 494-2166 for information on how you can support your school. We look forward to hearing from you.
January 20, 2017
Anne Bigane Wilson (BSCEM '79, MSCE '81) was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award in Construction by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
December 19, 2016
Bechtel Group, Inc. Vice Chairman Bill Dudley (BSCE '74) has been named the recipient of the prestigious LNG "Executive of the Year" award at the 17th CWC World LNG Summit in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Dudley earned the award for making "an outstanding contribution to the development and future of the LNG industry in the past year" according to the CWC Group, which organized the three-day event drawing more than 500 LNG leaders from around the world.
November 8, 2016
Congratulations to Ron Klemencic (BSCE '85), Chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Charles Pankow Foundation Board Member, for receiving the Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
October 17, 2016
A Purdue University graduate's ideas to utilize sensors and a software platform could lead to greater efficiency at future construction sites.
May 31, 2016
Dr. Baki Ozturk (PhD '03) has been serving as the founding head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) since 2013.
April 14, 2016
Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering recognized six passionate, influential and visionary graduates during the 23rd annual Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Awards banquet on April 14, 2016.
November 4, 2015
The National Academy of Construction (NAC) inducted several Purdue alumni as new members during their annual meeting on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
October 2, 2015
Paul Imbrock (BSCE '11), the founder of a startup based on a Purdue University innovation says the company could help managers of state transportation departments and other large-scale consumers of concrete extend the lifetime of their concrete investments.
August 11, 2015
Cheryl Cunningham (BSCE '80) is the feature alumna in the inaugural edition of WIEP's newsletter, WiE Connect.
May 15, 2015
On Friday (May 15) the Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Innovation Design Center – a student projects facility scheduled to open in 2017 – for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s leadership gift toward the $18.5 million building.
May 14, 2015
The successful trenchless career of Midwest Mole CEO and Purdue CE alumnus Dan Liotti is really a story between Dan and Len Liotti — Dan's father, teacher, mentor and his greatest influence. He listened and learned and got his hands dirty in the field, taking in all his father’s lessons of hard work, commitment and preparedness.
May 8, 2015
Purdue University awarded Bechtel CEO William "Bill" Dudley, Jr. with an honorary doctorate degree during spring commencement ceremonies in the West Lafayette campus' Elliott Hall of Music.
April 28, 2015
When people visit Morton Community Center, sometimes they'll hear a classical concerto or some Billy Joel coming from the piano in the front hallway. More often than not, the pianist is David Buck, West Lafayette's public works director and Purdue CE alumnus.
April 9, 2015
Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering recognized six passionate, influential and visionary graduates during the 22nd Annual Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Awards banquet on April 16, 2015.
February 20, 2015
Willis "Rick" Conner (BSCE '76), President & COO of American Structurepoint, has been named a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering for his innovative initiatives, dedication, and wise risk-taking in more than 35 years spent expanding Structurepoint's design/build work and technology services internationally.
February 11, 2015
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 21, 2014
CE alumni Scott Eshleman and Greg Stukel were recognized by the Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the 2014 annual meeting for their professional contributions.
November 13, 2014
CE alumna and former advisory council member Cheryl Cunningham (BSCE '80) recently co-authored and published a children's book with her sister Judy. "Yes I Can! I'm Clover Anne!" tells a story about a little girl who encounters a problem and solves it using strategies and skills of an engineer.
November 13, 2014
On Oct. 7, Fiat-Chrysler announced Brian D. Harlow (BSCE '78) had been named head of North American manufacturing, responsible for all assembly, stamping, and power train operations in the United States.
September 30, 2014
Amy M. Schumacher (BSCE '97, BA '93) has been elected a director of Calumet GP, LLC, the general partner of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., effective September 12, 2014.