Archive for Civil

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering honored five students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet on Oct. 6 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus. Seniors Benjamin E. Jack, Adam Kellen, Adam Navara, Adam Springer and Courtne…


BUILD, a student-led organization that is aimed at unifying the student body through a physically uniting effort, is making waves across the Texas A&M University campus for its innovative and aspirational endeavors. The organization, which also aims to connect students from all different types o…


Purvit Soni, master’s student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team recently participated in Aggies Invent. Aggies Invent is a 48-hour intensive design experience offered at the Engineering Innovation Center at Texas A&M, a 20,000 square foot rap…


Looking to explore new horizons — literally and figuratively — 99 students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University traveled the world this summer to study the ways civil engineers build our world. The department led four study abroad programs in Spain, Italy and T…


Cynthia ’82 and Fred ’82 Balda have contributed $25,000 to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Endowed Excellence Fund and also have established the Cynthia ’82 and Fred ’82 Endowed Scholarship. Distributions from the existing endowed excellence fund will be used to advance the civil enginee…


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…