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Civil Engineering

Michael Pollino, assistant professor of civil engineering has been named the American Institute of Steel Construction Milek Fellow.

The organization presents the award-formerly known as the AISC Faculty Fellowship-each year to a promising young university faculty member with expertise in the design and construction of steel structures. The award will help support Pollino's work to develop a design and retrofit strategy for steel buildings to withstand demands from hazardous events like earthquakes, blasts, and tornados while respecting architectural and economic constraints.

At the 2013 Commencement, the largest class in recent history of the department received their degrees. There are twenty students received BS degrees: Michael Berger, Corin Bowen, Peter Cooke, Maeve Goede, James Hale, Jamie Hora, Jennifer Huang, John Kane, Ryan Koepka, Tianxin Luo, Emily Mueller, Katherine Murakami, Grace Sauline, Sifat Shahjahan, Henry Spradley, Gregory Willenkin, John Work, Eric Gobuty, Jacqueline Guttman, and Joseph Hogan; thirteen students received MS degrees: Nuha Abobkr, Andrew Applebaum, Eric Gobuty, Daniel Lavarnway, Jiale Li, Alexandra Litofsky, Xu Guo, Kane Riggenbach, Lin Wan, Yuan Gao, William Holman, Zijian Li, and Xuefei Wang; and one student received Ph.D. degree: Zhen Liu.

We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to all of the students and wish them the very best in their future careers!

Congratulations to the 2013 winners of Dept. of Civil Engineering Awards:
Kenneth M. Harber Award - Corin Bowen
Craig J. Miller Memorial Award - Drew Applebaun, Alex Litofsky, and Hao Yu
Allison C. Neff Prize - Michelle Hummel and Holly Homes
Roy Harley Prize - Joe Hogan, Junliang Tao and Yuru Li
Richard and Opal Vanderhoof Award - James Hale and Michael Berger
ASCE Outstanding Junior - Alison Brooks
ASCE Outstadning Senior - Jamie Hora
ASCE GB Brook Award - Gregory Willenkin

Congratulations to this year's Vanderhoof BS/MS Fellowship winners: Drew Applebaum, Eric Gobuty, Joe Hogan, and Alexandra Litofsky. The fellowship was established through a generous gift from our distinguished alumni Mr. Richard Vanderhoof (Class of 1939). The awards were presented to the winners in a ceremony held in Miller's Library.

 

It was a bridge project that went on without tying up traffic—and, in fact, without many people knowing: Yesterday, contractors moved two 13,000-pound wooden bridge trusses out of the structures lab at Case Western Reserve University and onto pilings outside the building, to kick off a yearlong research project. The trusses, made of wood, are 11 feet high by 48 feet long and are of the same design Cleveland industrialist Amasa Stone used to build railroads across the U.S.
 
The trusses were part of a New Hampshire bridge built 86 years ago but recently burned by arson. Using timbers from Oregon, it was rebuilt in New Hampshire, disassembled and shipped to Civil Engineering Professor Dario Gasparini.