Graduate Blog

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February 7, 2018

The attached flier announces the 2018 Asian-Pacific-Euro Summer School (APESS) on Smart Structures Technology (APESS’18), which will be held in Qingdao and Harbin, China from July 16th to August 5th, 2018.  The summer school is organized by the Harbin Institute of Technology and Qingdao University of Technology under auspices of the Asian-Pacific Network of Centers for Research in Smart Structures Technology (ANCRiSST). Participants of the APESS will attend three-weeks of lectures given by experts in civil engineering, structural dynamics and control, smart structures technology, and structural health monitoring. They will also participate in technical visits and laboratory projects, where they will learn about the fundamental and practical use of sensing technologies for infrastructure monitoring and control.  The program will include a laboratory activities and a capstone competition, allowing students to reinforce the knowledge gained during the summer school.   Additionally, many exciting cultural activities around Qingdao and Harbin are available.

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February 7, 2018

CEE 422 – Construction Cost Analysis will not be offered in Fall 2018.  Professor El-Gohary will be on sabbatical.  The course will be available in Summer 2018 taught by Prof. Liang Liu, this will include ONL – online section of the course which may be an option for those graduating in December 2018 who still need this course.  The course will also be offered in Spring 2019 taught by Prof. El-Gohary.


February 6, 2018

PhD Defense – Scott Banjavcic

Understanding Longitudinal ADCP Measurements to Determine Water Velocities for Open Channel Flow

Adviser: Research Assistant Professor Arthur Schmidt

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

Location: Grainger Library Room 329