FEBRUARY 2014 - FIELD NOTES - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech

Santamarina to present Terzaghi Lecture
and students to compete at Geo-Congress

ASCE Geo-Institute's 2014 annual congress (Geo-Congress), themed "GeoCharacterization and Modeling for Sustainability", will be held February 23-26, 2014, at the Atlanta Peachtree Plaza Hotel.

Professor Carlos J. Santamarina, Ph.D., Ing., A.M.ASCE, Goizueta Foundation Faculty Chair will present the Karl Terzaghi Lecture, which has been given by an individual honored for their exemplary contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering for more than fifty years. This is the highest honor bestowed by the ASCE G-I to a geoprofessional on an annual basis. Prior Terzaghi Lecturers from GT include Professor George F. Sowers in 1979 and Dr. G. Wayne Clough in 1994. 

Additionally, our School will offer technical tours of the newly renovated Mason Building geotechnical laboratories and the nearby Clough Center (February 26, 4-8 pm). CEEatGT undergraduate and geosystems graduate students will also participate in the “GeoChallenge!” competition involving construction of a reinforced earth wall...

Kurtis featured on Atlanta Business Chronicle
Georgia Tech researchers have developed “self-healing” concrete, and a way to monitor that healing process. One application for this concrete is in piles that support bridges. "When piles are driven into the ground, they may develop hairline cracks," said Kimberly Kurtis, Associate Chair of Graduate Programs and CoE ADVANCE Professor...

Jamie Clark: It’s engineering’s “influence in every part of society”
“I love that engineers have a hand in almost everything we use in society - from the buildings in which we work and live, to the cars we drive, to the clothes we wear, and the food that we eat,” said the civil engineering major. Of course, the fact that she was raised in an engineering household may have had a little something to do with her chosen path...

Peizhe Sun receives ACS Graduate Student Award
Peizhe Sun, a fifth-year doctoral student in environmental engineering, recently received the Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the academic year of 2014....

Intergraph® Acquires GT STRUDL® from Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, has announced the acquisition of GT STRUDL®, a leading computer-aided structural engineering (CAE) software system...

CoE’s Engineers Magazine highlights NSF seismic retrofits research
When an October 2013 report in the Los Angeles Times revealed as many as 1,000 buildings in that earthquake- prone city were unprepared to withstand an earthquake, Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor Reginald DesRoches was concerned, but not entirely surprised...

There's still time! Enter the CEEatGT foreCAST Initiative and receive $1,000
Between now and April 1, 2014, actively-enrolled School students and interdisciplinary groups of students can create and submit short videos related to a range of topics about the past, present, and future of civil and environmental engineering...

Recent Tweets

AEES career fair rescheduled Feb 21 10-2. Attendees include @Geosyntec @JacobsEngineers @brwncald @ch2mhill

Free chocolate making this early test on V Day a little more bearable. @CEEatGT will you be my valentine? pic.twitter.com/Z5JtMOw0PS

School Chair Dr. Reginald DesRoches featured in @FOX5Atlanta earthquake recap video http://bit.ly/1hme6r4

March 1 at midnight EST
Mundy Global Learning Endowment Application Deadline
The Mundy Global Learning Endowment has provided international leadership scholarships to more than 100 CEEatGT students who have trekked to over 30 countries on six continents. Applications are due by March 1st. [Learn more]

February 28 at 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST
Annual Clough Commons Art Crawl
Clough Undergraduate Learning Center
The annual Clough Commons Art Crawl serves as a unique opportunity for Georgia Tech students to close their books, catch their breath, and enjoy the therapeutic effects of art. [Learn more]

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