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Departmental News:

Our department will host the first Higley Endowed Lecture on Friday April 10 at 5 PM in Nord 356. Professor Craig H. Benson, the Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and director of sustainability research and education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will deliver the lecture. The title of his lecture is: Are We Designing for Sustainability? Using Life Cycle Analysis to Assess Sustainability Accomplishment.

Congratulations to this year's winners for the Vanderhoof BS/MS Scholarship: Alexander Abbott, Holly Adam, Kimberly Baker, Alison Brooks, and Stacey Hursen. The scholarship was established through a generous donation by the Vanderhoof Family to support civil engineering students who are pursuing BS/MS degrees in our department.

More than 200 area high school students participated in the 2015 Annual High School Model Balsa Wood Bridge Competition during E-week. The model bridges were judged by their design and stiffness under specific loading conditions.

Funded by the National Park Service, two 13,000-pound trusses, resurrected from the charred ruins of a wooden bridge, are heading home to New Hampshire after spending more than two years in our department.

Dario Gasparini, a civil engineering professor nationally known for his work on historic bridges, has been studying the strengths and weaknesses of what's known as a Howe truss bridge. For more information...

The department welcomes the new faculty member Dr. YeongAe Heo as an assistant professor in structural engineering. Dr. Heo obtained her Ph.D. degree from University of California, Davis. Before joining Case, she worked for a few years at Samsung Heavy Industries and Seoul National University. Her expertise is multi-hazard and multi-scale structure dynamics and risk analysis and modeling.