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Civil and Environmental Engineering



March 17, 2014

Gordon Warn receives 2014 NSF Career Award. This award recognizes junior faculty who have shown exceptional promise in teaching and research.

2014 NSF CAREER article

March 14, 2014

Rachel Brennan has received the 2014 Premier Teaching Award from the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society. this award recognizes and rewards an individual whose contributions to Engineering education or the art of teaching are of exceptional quality. This year's award ceremony will be on April 1, 2014.

College of Engineering's PSEAS Premier Teaching Award

February 21, 2014

faculty and students at awards presentation

Three students in the Geotechnical and Materials Engineering group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State were recognized as scholarship recipients at a seminar presentation on February 21, 2014. Pezhouhan Tavassoti Kheiry received the CMT Laboratories Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering and both Omid Ghasemi Fare and Jared Wright (bottom: left to right) received the Leo P. Russell Graduate Fellowship in Civil Engineering. The awards were presented by Dr. Tong Qiu, Dr. Farshad Rajabipour, Dr. Shelley Stoffels and Dr. Prasenjit Basu (top: left to right).


February 20, 2014

Penn State has been named an ACI Outstanding University for 2013 by the American Concrete Institute. The ACI Award for University Student Activities was initiated to recognized universities that have participated in ACI-related activities. Only 13 universities are receiving this award for 2013.


January 28, 2014

Swagata Banerjee, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Penn State, conducts research on the combined impacts of flood and earthquake on bridge stability.

Article Risk modeling for bridges simulates multihazard scenarios


January 27, 2014

Dr. Peggy Johnson was selected as this year's recipient of the Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

Johnson's mentoring award article


January 15, 2014

Gordon Warn, assistant professor of civil engineering, has won an NSF CAREER award.


January 14, 2014

For David Pattillo, endowing a scholarship at Penn State allowed him to say "thank you" in more ways than one. "It was a way to recognize my parents and what they did for me and a way to recognize my roots," said Pattillo about creating the Howard and Aileen Pattilo Scholarship in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Penn State Live article on new Pattillo scholarship

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