Structural Engineering

Braves’ New World

Rendering of SunTrust Park, scheduled to open in spring 2017. (Image: Atlanta Braves)

This summer is a history-making one for baseball in Atlanta. It’s the last of the hometown Braves’ two-decade run in Turner Field. By next season, the team will have moved a few miles north to Cobb County. Some School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni have had a direct hand in this new legacy under construction.

Friday, June 10, 2016

DesRoches joins select group of ASCE and SEI Fellows

Karen and John Huff School Chair Reginald DesRoches (Photo: Gary Meek)

The executive committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers elected Reginald DesRoches to the rank of fellow this fall. And now, next month, DesRoches will become a fellow of the society’s Structural Engineering Institute. Both honors recognize DesRoches’ significant professional accomplishments and his place among the nation’s most-distinguished civil engineers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Kahn to Chronicle: Corrosion monitoring system for Bay Bridge a good idea

Screen shot of the San Francisco Chronicle article that includes Professor Emeritus Lawrence Kahn.

A relatively inexpensive monitoring system could be installed in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to easily detect signs of corrosion in the eastern span’s foundation and warn engineers. That’s what School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Emeritus Lawrence Kahn told the San Francisco Chronicle November 21.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Stacie Sire and the 787: Meet a civil engineer who helped build Boeing’s pride and joy

Stacie Sire on the flight deck of the 787 Dreamliner during a test flight in 2011.

Stacie Sire turned a simple conversation with a professor after class one day into a successful career rising through the ranks at Boeing, including helping shepherd the vaunted 787 Dreamliner from its very early conceptual stages to the plane now carrying thousands of passengers on long-haul flights around the world every day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Scott, Johansen give Atlanta-area teachers concrete ways to make science, engineering exciting for their students

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering associate professor David Scott spent two Fridays this month taking groups of elementary teachers through the School’s Structural Engineering and Materials Lab and showing them how math and science play an important role in the world.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Engineer and artist: Glaucio Paulino plans to take risks and blur boundaries as the new Jones Chair

Glaucio Paulino has the heart and soul of an artist, straining against the structured thinking of a sharp and analytical mind. And it works for him. Paulino joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in January as the new Raymond Allen Jones Chair.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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