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Dr. Sergio Breña attended the 2014 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference in Washington, DC.   Dr. Breña chaired the Student Education Committee Meeting. During the Convention he also presented a paper titled "EVALUATION OF MOMENT LIVE-LOAD DISTRIBUTION OF A NEXT-F BEAM BRIDGE THROUGH FIELD LOAD TESTING AND FE MODELING". (September 2014)

Dr. Hi-Hyun Park has recently been elected to the position of vice chair/chair elect of the International Water Association (IWA) Diffuse Pollution Group in 2014.  Dr. Park is the first woman and young researcher to be a vice chair/chair elect in the group.  Dr. Park has served as a committee member since 2006. She will serve a three year as a vice chair and another three years as chair.

Dr. Richard Palmer P.E., F. ASCE was recently elected to the status of ASCE Fellow. Dr. Palmer is currently the Department Head and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He also currently serves as the University Director of the Northeast Climate Science Center, one of eight Department of Interior National Climate Science Centers.  From 1979 to 2008, Dr. Palmer was on the faculty of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.  His primary areas of interest are in the...

The College of Engineering welcomes nine new faculty members, some of whom arrived last spring, some of whom are arriving for the fall semester, and the rest reporting in January of 2015. Boris Lau and Eric Gonzales are joining the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Sarah Perry and Jungwoo Lee are part of the Chemical Engineering Department. Daniel Holcomb and Jianhua Yang are new members of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. And Maureen Lynch, Chaitra Gopalappa, and Jae-Hwang Lee are joining the faculty in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering...

Dr. Alan Lutenegger attended the International Conference on GeoMechanics: From Micro to Macro. The Conference was held at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Lutenegger presented three (3) papers (titles listed below) and participated in Discussion Sessions.

·         Geochemistry and Geotechnical Characteristics of London Clay from Heathrow Airport

·         Aging Mechanism of Driven and Jacked Pipe Piles in Clays

·         Uplift of Single-Helix...