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The Lyles School of Civil Engineering has been ranked the #4 undergraduate and #6 graduate civil engineering programs in the country according to the 2015 US News & World Report ranking.
Purdue Day of Giving Thank You
The Lyles School of Civil Engineering topped the leaderboard during Purdue's Day of Giving Campaign, with over $2.25M in donations in a single day, including an additional $18.5K in bonus funds for heading the list. In addition to finishing first in total donations, the School finished in 9th place on the participation leaderboard, indicating a wide base of support. Donations came in from alums who graduated as long ago as 1955, all the way up to our current-year graduates.
On June 25, President Daniels testified before the Senate Finance Committee. President Daniels’ opening remarks reference the Purdue Road School, an event co-sponsored by JTRP and LTAP. President Daniels has been a long-time supporter of the Purdue Road School, first participating when he gave the 2006 Road School Luncheon address during the launch of Major Moves and this past year when he hosted a session with Mayor Dennis on the innovative partnership between the City and Purdue on the State Street initiative.
William Dudley, Jr.
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.
Mantis Shrimp
The "smasher" peacock mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a bizarre hammer-like appendage that, new research shows, can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of "shear waves."
Aishwarya Puranam
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.