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.
The Georgia Tech steel bridge team finished 14th at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction — the top third of the 43-team field.
The Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is sending its steel bridge team to the national competition in May. The team advanced after winning the steel bridge competition at the Carolinas Regional Conference March 31 – April 2. And that’s just one highlight from a weekend conference where chapter members won three competitions, and the chapter earned a sportsmanship award and third place overall.
The challenge: put together a moving “arm” using only cardboard and syringes that can actually lift something. The result: a first-place finish for the team from Georgia Tech’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, thanks to their innovative design and a little bit of Tech tradition.
Professor Terry Sturm and former Ph.D. student Seung Ho Hong have received a top research award for hydraulic engineering from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Sturm and Hong won for a study on predicting the amount of erosion, or scour, around bridge supports during floods.