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Environmental Engineering Alumnus Named one of the “New Faces of Civil Engineering”

'07 Environmental Engineering alumnus
Kyle Bareither is a ’07 Michigan Tech Environmental Engineering alumnus

Michigan Tech alumnus Kyle Bareither has been named one of 10 “New Faces of Civil Engineering” by the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).  Each year the ASCE recognizes 10 young, diverse and talented engineers that highlight the next generation of civil engineering leaders.

Bareither currently works at Natural Resources Technology (NRT), an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.  He also serves as president of ASCE’s Wisconsin section Southeast Branch Younger Member Group (YMG) and is a member for the YMG’s STEM Expo, a program that provides hands-on STEM activities for local K-12 students.

After a successful battle with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010, Bareither decided that he wanted to give as much of his time helping others.  He volunteers his time with Imerman Angels – An organization created to provide one-on-one support for those facing cancer – and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The ASCE will officially recognize Bareither and the other nine nominees at the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala on March 17, 2016.

 

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Milwaukee-Based Engineer Turns Cancer into Call to Help Others


CEE Awards Banquet 2015

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Annual Awards Banquet was held in the Rosza Atrium on April 16th.

2015 Danielle Ladwig Award for Graduate Excellence Zoe Miller and Jennie Tyrell
2015 Danielle Ladwig Award for Graduate Excellence
Zoe Miller and Jennie Tyrell

The 2015 Danielle Ladwig Award for Graduate Excellence
Zoe Miller and Jennie Tyrell
The Danielle Ladwig Award for Graduate Excellence is made annually to a graduate level civil or environmental engineering student in recognition of outstanding achievement in academics, research, and service, in memory of our friend and colleague, Danielle F. Ladwig.

The Graduate Research Excellence Award Xiao Sun – nominated by Barbara Dai
The Graduate Research Excellence Award
Xiao Sun – nominated by Barbara Dai

The Graduate Research Excellence Award
Xiao Sun – nominated by Barbara Dai

2015 Nicole Bloom Award for Environmental Sustainability  Brent Cousino nominated by Bill Leder.
2015 Nicole Bloom Award for Environmental Sustainability
Brent Cousino nominated by Bill Leder.

The 2015 Nicole Bloom Award for Environmental Sustainability
Brent Cousino nominated by Bill Leder.
The Nicole Bloom Award for Environmental Sustainability is made annually to an undergraduate civil or environmental engineering student who has demonstrated leadership, passion, and activism for effecting environmental sustainability at the local, national, or global level.

2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Scholar Jason Cattelino nominated by Tess Ahlborn
2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Scholar
Jason Cattelino nominated by Tess Ahlborn

The 2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Scholar
Jason Cattelino nominated by Tess Ahlborn

2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year David Porter
2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
David Porter

The 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
David Porter

2015 Howard Hill Faculty of the Year Award Kris Mattila
2015 Howard Hill Faculty of the Year Award
Kris Mattila

The 2015 Howard Hill Faculty of the Year Award
Kris Mattila

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Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar: March 1

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar:
Time: 4-5pm, Thursday (March. 1st)
location: Dow 642
Public welcome

Topics:

1. Application of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) as Thin-Bonded Overlay for Concrete Bridge Decks
Presenter: Sarah Shann, MS student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Adviser: Dr. Devin Harris)

Abstract: As transportation infrastructure across the globe approaches the end of its service life, new innovative materials and applications are needed to sustainably repair and prevent damage to these structures. The feasibility of using Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) as a thin-bonded overlay on concrete bridge decks is investigated in this study. Design optimization of the bridge deck overlay system was examined to minimize overlay thickness, dead load, and cure time without sacrificing bond integrity or loss of protective capabilities. This was done with a 3-D finite element model of a simply supported bridge under a notional truck, the HL-93 design truck common to the United States, in the worst case loading position.

2. Title: Increasing the Piezoelectric Effect in Cement Paste.

Presenter: Benjamin Roskoskey, MS Student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Adviser: Dr. Andrew Swartz).

Abstract: The object of this study is to attempt to increase the piezoelectric effect (and as a result the reverse piezoelectric effect) in cement paste. Piezoelectric sensors and actuators are frequently used nowadays to monitor the health of structures. However they are expensive and when embedded within concrete, can separate from the concrete and cause degradation due to differences between their Young’s modulus and thermal expansion coefficient and those of the concrete. The expectation is that the concrete itself, by utilizing its piezoelectric effect, can be used as the sole means of structural health monitoring for a structure.


Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar: February 23

Civil Engineering Seminars:
Time: 4-5pm, Thursday (Feb. 23rd)
Location: Dow 642
Public welcome

Title: Increasing the Piezoelectric Effect in Cement Paste.

Presenter: Benjamin Roskoskey, MS Civil Engineering Student Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Adviser: Dr. Andrew Swartz).

Abstract: The object of this study is to attempt to increase the piezoelectric effect (and as a result the reverse piezoelectric effect) in cement paste. Piezoelectric sensors and actuators are frequently used nowadays to monitor the health of structures. However they are expensive and when embedded within concrete, can separate from the concrete and cause degradation due to differences between their Young’s modulus and thermal expansion coefficient and those of the concrete. The expectation is that the concrete itself, by utilizing its piezoelectric effect, can be used as the sole means of structural health monitoring for a structure.

Title: Enabling Sustainable and Natural Hazard Resistant Structures

Presenter: Joshua Cardinal , MS Civil Engineering Student Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Adviser: Dr. Yue Li)

Abstract: Building construction consumes 40% of the raw stone, gravel, and sand used globally, and 25% of the virgin wood. Current research into sustainable design options for structures has become an increased topic for discussion. Natural hazard resistance is a significant part of the structural design requirements of a building, particularly in geographical locations where seismic hazards are prevalent. Sustainability can be identified in three key areas: economic, social, and environmental impact. The concept of sustainability has started to evolve from focusing on only one of the areas mentioned above to an integrated design method. This presentation will focus on researching the development of a new metric of design that encompasses all three areas to balance the deficiencies of each key area.

Structural design must be understood and approached holistically to generate the most viable option for all three areas of sustainability. This involves the coordination of all disciplines involved in the completion of a structure. By utilizing the metric presented, seismic structural analysis using ANSYS will be used to generate the maximum story drift, which will be used to estimate the damage and repair costs to the structure, as well as estimate a dollar amount associated with casualty losses. Environmental impact analysis will be performed using the program SimaPro through life-cycle analysis. To help validate structural and social losses, the FEMA program HAZUS will provide a comparison and validation for structural and social damage by geographic location.