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December 13, 2017

CEM alum steps in as CEO of startup outside the construction industry

While the majority of alumni find themselves pursuing a professional engineering license in construction, others like Luke Marklin (BSCEM ’07) discover their passion for the management and operations side of business right away. In a move skirting the norm for many CEM alumni, Marklin has taken on an executive position outside the construction industry.
December 10, 2017

The road less traveled: Tegucigalpa to West Lafayette

Nelson Frech (BSCEM '17) came from a family of passionate lawyers and business managers in Honduras, but it was his father’s shift away from retail business and into the real estate industry when he was a child that laid the foundation for a Purdue engineer-to-be.
November 27, 2017

Scholarship Spotlight: Cormac Mahalick

Cormac Mahalick is a junior in Construction Engineering and Management who received a large CEM scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.
October 26, 2017

Research seeks to improve electrical infrastructure against weather outages

Researchers at Purdue University are working toward a solution to help minimize risks associated with power outages caused by severe weather events, such as the recent series of hurricanes that devastated several nations. Makarand Hastak, professor and head of Construction Engineering and Management, is leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers in a project titled Towards a Resilient Grid: An Investment Prioritization Decision Framework that Integrates the Growing Risks of Severe Weather-Induced Outages, funded by a $468,851 grant from the National Science Foundation.
October 10, 2017

CEM student spends fall break at CMAA conference

Purdue CEM and Honors College student Beau DeLaet spent his October break in Washington, DC, at the Rising Construction Management Conference hosted by the Construction Management Association of America.
September 15, 2017

New leaders direct CEM student organizations

Nine student leaders in Construction Engineering and Management have taken on new responsibilities as 2017-2018 board members for the CEM student organizations Beta Tau Honor Fraternity, Construction Engineers of the Future, and CEMentors.
September 11, 2017

CEM alum Jonathan White appointed Envoy Inc.'s VP of Construction

Envoy Inc., a local construction and development firm, has appointed Jonathan White as vice president of construction. He most recently served as a superintendent and later as a design manager for Hensel Phelps. White received his BS in construction engineering and management from Purdue University in 1999.
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