Archive for Civil

For a living, Lt. Col. Daniel Lehoski travels 20 miles per minute, in three-dimensions, at nine times the force of gravity while neutralizing threats. From an early age, the former civil engineering student enjoyed building things, taking them apart and solving problems while dreaming of becoming an…


Texas A&M University System officials on Monday (Sept. 26) kicked off their aggressive construction schedule for the new 2,000-acre RELLIS campus with a groundbreaking for its first new building, the Center for Infrastructure Renewal. Just five months after it was announced, the size and scope …


High school students attending this year’s Camp BUILD explored the world of civil engineering in a whirlwind week filled with hands-on experience, design projects, real-world problem solving, competitions and tours at Texas A&M University. Camp BUILD is a one-week camp hosted by the Zachry Depar…


Scott C. Saenger ’83 has been an active supporter of Texas A&M University for more than 20 years, including contributions to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and the Association of Former Students. His most recent gift has established the Saenger Family Endowed Scholarship to benefit s…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Nasir G. Gharaibeh holder of the Zachry Career Development Professorship I in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. The endowed development professorship appointment was effective Sept. 1. Gharaibeh is an associate…


Dr. Robert Stevens, 2015 president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), visited Texas A&M University on Sept. 8. Stevens met with Dr. Robin Autenrieth, department head, and other faculty members to discuss the success of the academic program in the Zachry Department of Civil Engine…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomed a tenured faculty member and two tenure-track faculty members this year. Dr. Bjorn Birgisson joins as TEES Distinguished Research Professor and director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal, Dr. Ali Mostafavi and Dr.…


Dr. Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., director of The Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics at Arizona State University, is the 2016 Buchanan Lecturer. Kavazanjian’s lecture is titled “Bio-Geo-Alchemy: Biogeotechnical Carbonate Precipitation for Hazard Mitigation and Ground Improvement.” The …


Virginia Stiles Westbrook ’77, Robert F. Stiles ’79 and David T. Stiles ’81 have established the Shirley & Loren Harvin Stiles ’46 Endowed Memorial Scholarship in memory of their parents. Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M will be eligible for this s…


Ross Luna, a junior in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, had the unique opportunity of participating in the 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates this summer. Students from Texas A&M and Penn State University’s colleges of engineering coordinated to…


When asked why he accepted the leadership position for the new Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), Dr. Bjorn Birgisson’s answer is simple: “TTI and Texas A&M are the best place in the world to be for infrastructure research.” His claim might sound glib, but it’s born of experience. Trained…


Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs. The college of engineering is ranked 16th overall in engineering pro…


A few decades ago, harnessing the power of the ocean’s wind and hydrokinetic energy seemed impossible. In August, the nation’s first offshore wind farm was established in Rhode Island and it is estimated it will produce up to 30 megawatts (MW) of energy, enough to power a small town.  Researchers a…


Texas A&M University, Chevron and Austin Community College (ACC) have announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, an innovative co-enrollment partnership developed to address the state’s growing need for engineers. Qualified students will be admitted to the T…


Dallas Little, senior research fellow at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, gave the C.L. Monismith Lecture at the Geo-Chicago conference August 17. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute (G-I) is one of the eight specialty ASCE institutes. Geotechnical engineering is …