Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering



Thomas C. Kavanagh Memorial Structural Engineering Lecture

The Kavanagh Lecture serves as a memorial to Dr. Thomas C. Kavanagh, who distinguished himself as a structural engineer and served as professor of civil engineering at the Pennsylvania State University from 1948 through 1952. During his teaching career at Penn State and other universities, Dr. Kavanagh earned the high regard and admiration of his many students, and his commitment and dedication to the profession of structural engineering serve as a standard for students and practitioners.

The Kavanagh Lecture is designed to bring a nationally or internationally prominent structural engineer to the Penn State campus on an annual basis to speak on a timely topic related to research in or the practice of structural engineering. Several engineering departments at the University, as well as many practicing engineers within central Pennsylvania, are engaged in structural engineering. The Kavanagh Lecture provides a mechanism to bring faculty, students, and practitioners together to strengthen the structural engineering community.

This year's lecture will be held in 108 Forum Building, University Park (map in Adobe Acrobat- building #58, B4)

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