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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.
The Lyles School of Civil Engineering is the #4 undergraduate civil engineering program in the country according to the 2015 US News & World Report ranking.
Andrew Martin
Grissom Controls, which offers a software solution to optimize controls for highly complex heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings, took top honors and $5,000 at the fifth Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue on Thursday (April 30). Andrew Martin, the sole member of Grissom Controls, is a student in Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering.
Purdue Teams Wins ITE Traffic Bowl - Great Lakes District
Congratulations to the Purdue Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Bowl Team on winning the Great Lakes District competition! This annual competition among ITE student chapter teams uses transportation planning and engineering topics for the clues, questions and answers.
Dave Buck playing piano
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.
Storm Drain
More than 1 million storm-water culverts that drain U.S. roadways are in need of repair. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) have turned to cured-in-place pipe, or CIPP, as a fast and low-cost way to rehabilitate the aging systems. Professor Andrew Whelton and his team were recruited to take a closer look at CIPP's environmental effects.
CE 498
An article featured on the National Precast Concrete Association's website on CE 498 and the fall 2014 semester project. The class collaborated with INDOT to upgrade parts of State Road 37 in Indiana to highway standards, extending Interstate 69.
Andrew Whelton in the lab
In January 2014, thousands of gallons of chemicals spilled into West Virginia's Elk River, near Charleston. With support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) rapid response research grant (RAPID), environmental engineer Andrew Whelton led a research team that went door-to-door taking water samples within days of the spill.
Jalal Nafakh
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.