The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Iris Tien will travel to Connecticut this fall for two days of meetings and idea-sharing with some of the nation’s most promising young engineers. It’s a highly competitive and prestigious invitation extended to only 82 people this year.
Professor Glaucio Paulino is one of three new fellows of the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Engineering Mechanics Institute. Paulino will accept the honor June 6 at the institute’s national conference.
Civil + Structural Engineer magazine has named Lauren Stewart one of the industry’s rising stars. The list of 29 professionals, out this month, recognizes “exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service benefiting the civil and structural engineering profession … and society,” editors wrote.
Kimberly E. Kurtis will serve as interim chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering effective July 1, 2017. Kurtis has served as the College of Engineering’s associate dean for faculty development and scholarship since April 2014 and has been on the civil engineering faculty since 1999.
Reporters looking for insight into the collapse of the Interstate 85 bridge in Atlanta talked with four School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professors in the hours afterward in an effort to understand how the structure crumbled.
Appearing on the GPB public radio program On Second Thought March 16, transportation research Michael Hunter said the jury remains out on whether autonomous vehicles will make our roads safer. Hunter said such questions are the focus of inquiry as cities and states move closer to allowing the driverless cars on their roadways.