For the Intelligencer Published 3:02 pm CDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 SIUE School of Engineering SIUE School of Engineering Photo: SIUE Photo Photo: SIUE Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 SIUE School of Engineering SIUE School of Engineering Photo: SIUE Photo SIUE Department of Civil Engineering boosted by industry support 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Industry donations are supporting curriculum advancement in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s (SOE) Department of Civil Engineering, as it prepares industry leaders who will excel in an ever-changing world. MiTek USA, Inc. has contributed $10,000 in direct support of the Department of Civil Engineering’s Timber Design … [Read more...] about SIUE Department of Civil Engineering boosted by industry support
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October 11, 2018 By Alisa Nelson Missouri civil engineer says Joplin tornado inspired her to build tornado simulators A civil engineer at Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla says the 2011 Joplin tornado inspired her to build tornado simulators. Dr. Grace Yan has already built two small-scale versions and is working on a third one that could be the largest of its kind in North America. Yan tells Missourinet she’s researching wind pressure on civil structures when such natural disasters wreak havoc on communities. “We need to do more research on this type of hazard so we can protect our civil structures,” she says. “The Joplin tornado killed a lot of people and caused $2.8 billion of property loss. It’s just 200 miles from us. As a civil engineer, I do want to do something to make the Midwest a better place to live.” The tornado ripped through central Joplin, killing 161 people and destroying more than 500 businesses. Missouri, … [Read more...] about Missouri civil engineer says Joplin tornado inspired her to build tornado simulators
Sarah Lehr Lansing State Journal Published 9:45 AM EDT Sep 27, 2018 This article is the third in a series exploring Lansing's wish list. LANSING — Lifelong Lansing resident Dee Greene uses a four-letter word to describe the condition of her city's roads. The 28-year-old considers the pockmarked streets an embarrassment to Michigan's capital city, and she's not alone in that sentiment. Earlier this year, the Lansing State Journal asked residents to share their wish lists for Lansing. Some called for an upgraded riverfront; others wanted to see a more bustling downtown. But the most common response by far was a plea for better roads. Although this series explores what it would take to grant items on Lansing's wish list, many people don't characterize improved roads as a mere wish. Lansing resident Larry Banner says better roads are a need rather than a want. Banner lives in a homeless shelter and does not have a car. Still, the … [Read more...] about Why are Lansing’s roads so bad? How much would it cost to fix them?
Wanyun Shao, University of Alabama Published 6:04 am CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Wanyun Shao, University of Alabama (THE CONVERSATION) One year ago, on August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Texas – the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. Harvey dumped record-breaking rain and flooded hundreds of thousands of homes in and around Houston. It caused some US$125 billion in damages, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. But human choices played a role. Before Harvey, Houston was widely known as a model of unchecked urban development. With no formal zoning or comprehensive plan, developers were allowed to turn virtually any land, including wetlands, into houses and shopping malls. The National Flood Insurance Program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), … [Read more...] about A year after Hurricane Harvey, some Texans are using outdated flood risk maps to rebuild
By Deepa Bharath | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 10, 2018 at 5:42 pm | UPDATED: August 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm It’s been a year since hundreds of white nationalists, carrying everything from semi-automatic rifles and Nazi symbols to Confederate flags and tiki torches, marched on the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, chanting “Jews will not replace us” and threatening people of color. The rally, which started on the night of Aug. 11 and continued through the next day, culminated in tragedy — as a self-proclaimed white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters, injuring 19 and killing one. Separately, two Virginia state troopers died in a helicopter crash while en route to provide more security and help quell the violence. Though Charlottesville resembled the sort of race-themed conflicts that were common prior to the Civil Rights era, experts today see the Charlottesville rally as a … [Read more...] about A year after Charlottesville, hate marches on