Archive for Civil

Drs. Zachary Grasley and Mary Beth Hueste of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University received awards at the spring 2016 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Grasley, associate professor and the Peter C. Forster …


Texas A&M University's American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe student teams competed in the regional competitions held April 7-9 at Texas Tech University. The Steel Bridge team’s first place finish qualifies it for the national competition to be held at Brigha…


Former students Liu and Simon named rising stars in Civil + Structural Engineering Two former students of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, Ivan Liu ’11 and Jessica Simon ’07, were recognized as Civil + Structural Engineer magazine’s 2016 Rising Stars. Liu and…


Texas A&M University senior civil engineering student Kaci Hicks has a lot on her plate. With graduation approaching in May, Hicks is preparing to move to Houston to begin work at Jones and Carter. In the meantime, she’s devoting much of her time and energy to an organization that has grown clo…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award. Two assistant professors, two associate professors and two full professors received the award. Each award winner will receive a monetary gift and recognit…


Dr. John Niedzwecki, Cain '13 Senior Chair in Offshore Technology and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, was invited to join the international advisory board for the Collaborative Innovation Center for …


Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the Transportation and Development Institute to receive the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Francis C. Turner Award for his work o…


You’ve seen them in futuristic science fiction movies for decades, but the reality is that unmanned vehicles are just around the corner, quite literally. Fully automated vehicles are expected to hit the roads as early as 2018. In the meantime, you might catch the Zachry Department of Civil Engineeri…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. David Ford the Beavers Charitable Trust/William F. Urban ’41 Professor in Construction Engineering and Management in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering in recognition of his exceptional record as a researcher and …


Richard Coffman, associate professor at the University of Arkansas, presented on remote sensing for geotechnics on March 11 to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering’s Geo-Institute student chapter. His visit was funded by the SEC Travel Grant.  Coffman's visit aimed at establishing further res…


Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 11th overall and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2017.” The current overall ranking is an improvement of one spot from last year’s rankings. Individual programs …


Thirteen nationally and internationally prominent scholars, including four who will be part of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, were formally inducted as Faculty Fellows during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26. Dr. Robert A. Calderbank (electrical and computer engineering), Dr. J. Karl Hedrick …


Laura Byrd, Courtney Charanza, Debra Hanson and Eleanor Schuler are four of 25 individuals selected to receive the 2015-16 President’s Meritorious Service Award. All four will receive their award during a ceremony Feb. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the in the Memorial Student Center’s Bethancourt Ballroom on …


Laura Byrd, program assistant in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering graduate office, was recently awarded the President's Meritorious Service Award along with 24 other individuals and two teams. Byrd is a well-known face around the department. She came to Texas A&M University in 2010 an…


A society’s socio-economic status depends on the quality of its infrastructure. All of those highways, buildings, and power supplies are structures enabling the technological growth of our society. We all utilize this infrastructure, and we all pay for this infrastructure. If we are paying…