Archive for Civil

Lisa Larsen, a graduate student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to participate in the Eno Center for Transportation’s 22nd annual Leadership Development Conference (LDC). Larsen was one of 20 students selected as an Eno Fellow, and will a…


Approximately 600 students will participate in one of the largest nation-wide events of its kind — the second-annual Texas A&M University Engineering Project Showcase — on April 25 from noon to 4 p.m. in Reed Arena. The event, presented by Engineering Academic and Student Affairs, is free and o…


Helen and Dennis Sander of Houston recently endowed the Helen and Dennis Sander ’62 Scholarship in Civil Engineering. The Sanders have supported Texas A&M University’s athletic and academic programs for more than 35 years. Their scholarship is focused on assisting in-state undergraduate student…


Dr. Gretchen Miller, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for her research in groundwater management. The NSF awards the prestigious CAREER grants to outstanding junior facul…


Sean P. Merrell, a graduate of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Dallas Branch. Merrell, who received his bachelor’s degree in 2000 and his masters in 2001, worked for the Texas…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Amy Epps-Martin holder of the A.P. & Florence Wiley Faculty Fellow in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. The endowed professorship was effective March 1, 2014. Epps-Martin is …


Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, has been named the Saudi-Aramco Honorary Chair in asphalt technology at King Faisal University (KFU) in Saudi Arabia. Saudi-Aramco, the world’s largest oil company which produces more than …


Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently elected President of the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS) for the 2014-2018 term. FedIGS regroups the following international so…


The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has named M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Harold J. Haynes Deans Chair Professor, among its 2014 class of new members. Chairman of The …


The Dwight Look College of Engineering will participate in Texas A&M University’s annual premiere recruiting event, Aggieland Saturday, on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The open house will include resource tables from each of the undergraduate programs in the Look College for prospective stude…


Si Gou, a doctoral student in civil engineering, won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Gou is part of the Miller Geoecohydrology Research Group that is led by Dr. Gretchen R. Miller, an assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering…


The Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) at Texas A&M University is hosting its 2014 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday (Jan. 28) at Reed Arena. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the premier recruiting event for the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The career fair is planned, organized, …


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering honored three former students with the Distinguished Graduate Award at the department’s Endowed Scholarship and Distinguished Graduate Banquet in November in College Station. Recipients were William H. Hanson ’79, Mary Kay Jackson ’83 and Roy L. Wilshire ’…


Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently gave three invited lectures in St. Petersburg, Russia. One talk was given at the Vladimir Ulitsky Symposium on the topic, “Anchored Walls: Full Scale Experiment a…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University held its 21st Buchanan Lecture Nov. 22 at the College Station Hilton in the Brazos Amphitheater.  The 2013 Buchanan Lecturer was Dr. Andrew Whittle, the Edmund K. Turner Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Eng…