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Reible Receives AEHS Lifetime Achievement Award

Reible Receives AEHS Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Danny Reible, Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation.

This award is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the understanding and solution of soil, sediment, and groundwater pollution problems. Specifically, Reible was recognized for outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the field of environmental assessment and restoration. He received the award at the 30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy in Amherst, Massachusetts in October 2014.


Mehta Receives ASCE Cermak Medal

Mehta Receives ASCE Cermak Medal

Dr. Kishor C. Mehta, P.W. Horn Professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Jack E. Cermak Medal. He was recognized for outstanding contributions to wind engineering, particularly for systematic studies of structural damage caused by windstorms and leadership in the development of structural design standards for wind loads. The Jack E. Cermak Medal was established by the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division/SEI to recognize Dr. Jack E. Cermak's lifetime achievements in the field of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics.


Available Faculty Positions

Available Faculty Positions

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is currently accepting applications for full time tenure-track faculty positions. For more information, visit the Available Positions page.


Monaco Named ARCS Scholar, Receives NASA Fellowship

Monaco Named ARCS Scholar, Receives NASA Fellowship

The Lubbock Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Students (ARCS) has selected Paula Monaco, a second year civil engineering doctoral student, as an ARCS Scholar for the 2014-2015 year. She will be honored at an event on October 28 and will receive a $5,000 stipend. ARCS funds several awards to scholars pursuing scientific research careers. These awards are merit-based, and she will present a poster on her current research activities.

The Lubbock chapter was founded in 1972. The ARCS Foundation is dedicated to helping meet the country's need for scientists and engineers by providing scholarships to academically outstanding students who are United States citizens in need of financial assistance to complete their higher education, thereby contributing not only to the advancement of science, but also to the material and intellectual welfare of all people.

Monaco is also the recipient of a NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship for the 2014-2015 school year. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis with consideration of excellence in academics, interest in space, and recommendations from the applicant's institution. The fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend, and was established to encourage graduate study in the fields of space science and engineering.


Lawson Named TSPE State Engineer of the Year

Lawson Named TSPE State Engineer of the Year

Dr. William Lawson, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) 2013-2014 Outstanding Engineer of the Year.

The TSPE Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award is the highest honor given to an individual TSPE member. The selection process considers education, licenses, professional and technical society activities, engineering and career achievements, and civic, humanitarian, and social activities. Candidates must be citizens of Texas. Eligibility is restricted to engineers whose sustained and unusual contributions have improved the public welfare and the advancement of the profession.

Since the inception of the award at the state level, only two previous winners earned engineering degrees from Texas Tech University. Dr. Earnest Gloyna, a 1946 civil engineering graduate who served as dean of engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Jimmy Smith, a 1962 and 1963 civil engineering graduate who served as professor of civil engineering at Texas Tech, previously received the award.


Li Places Second in ICEST Poster Competition

Li Places Second in ICEST Poster Competition

Yue Li, a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won second place in the poster competition at the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology held in June 2014 in Houston, Texas.

The poster was titled "Surface Chemistry of Iron-Impregnated Mineral Oxides and Catalytic Activity for Oxidation of Aqueous Contaminants."


Texas Tech Wins Second Place in the Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition

Texas Tech Wins Second Place in the Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition

The Texas Tech ASCE Student Chapter won second place in the American Society of Civil Engineering Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition held in April 2014 in Tyler, Texas.

Team members from Texas Tech included Angie Fealy, Jessica Fox, Devan Glover, Michelle Liner, Wade Morrison, Brennan Plemons, Casey Ramsey, Alan Salazar, Marian Schwarz, and Tyson Stagner.

Approximately 350 students representing 16 schools from Texas and Mexico competed in the 2014 competition. At the annual contest, participants build canoes with concrete and are judged in four categories: technical design report, oral design presentation, canoe final product and racing. The winning team represents the ASCE Texas Section and advances to the national competition.

Competition Results


Auld Wins First Place in the Technical Paper Competition at the Texas-Mexico ASCE Spring Student Symposium

Auld Wins First Place in the Technical Paper Competition at the Texas-Mexico ASCE Spring Student Symposium

Donald Auld, a senior civil engineering student, won first place in the Technical Paper Competition at the Texas-Mexico American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Spring Student Symposium.


Wei Receives Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award

Wei Receives Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award

Dali Wei, a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a recipient of the Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award. This award was established by the Paul Whitfield Horn Professors at Texas Tech University to recognize and reward outstanding research or creative activity performed by graduate students while at Texas Tech University. Students are nominated by a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech.


Norville Receives ASTM International Award of Merit, Named Fellow

Norville Receives ASTM International Award of Merit, Named Fellow

Dr. H. Scott Norville, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been granted an ASTM International Award of Merit and the honorary title of ASTM International Fellow for meritorious and dedicated service to ASTM International Committee F12 on Building Security Systems and Equipment. Specifically, he was recognized for his "strong commitment to safer buildings via standards and for respected technical expertise, outstanding leadership, and exemplary professionalism."

The Award of Merit was established in 1949 by the ASTM International Board of Directors and is the highest society award granted to an individual member for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities. Recipients also receive the honorary title of fellow.


Morse Receives Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

Morse Receives Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award

Dr. Stephen M. Morse, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a recipient of a Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) New Faculty Award.

The Texas Tech Alumni Association established the New Faculty Awards program in 1987 to recognize outstanding new members of the faculty in each college and the School of Law. The awards are presented to faculty who have four years, or fewer, of service at any university and who have earned distinction for dedicated service to Texas Tech.


Lawson Receives President`s Excellence in Teaching Award

Lawson Receives President`s Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. William D. Lawson, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of the 2014 recipients of the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given to faculty members that demonstrate excellence in teaching, as observed by students, peers, and university administration.


Smith Named Fellow of ASCE SEI

Smith Named Fellow of ASCE SEI

Dr. Douglas A. Smith, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a fellow of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). SEI has more than 20,000 members.


Cleveland Named Fellow of ASCE EWRI

Cleveland Named Fellow of ASCE EWRI

Dr. Theodore G. Cleveland, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a fellow of the ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI). EWRI has approximately 26,000 members.


Christenson Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Christenson Awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

Dylan Christenson, a graduate student, has been awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). In addition to his faculty advisor, Christenson will be matched with a technically relevant and community engaged researcher who will serve as his professional mentor.


Annette Hernandez Uddameri Wins ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Annette Hernandez Uddameri Wins ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Annette Hernandez Uddameri, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a recipient of a American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. She was specifically selected because of her outstanding teaching record as a new faculty member, her contributions to the academic and surrounding community, and her proven commitment to education.


Commercial Building Team Wins First Place in ASC Competition

Commercial Building Team Wins First Place in ASC Competition

The Texas Tech Commercial Building Team won first place in their division during the 2013 Associated Schools of Construction, Region 5 Student Competition held in Dallas in February 2013. The team competed against 11 other teams from college construction programs located in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The competition required each team to complete a written solution to a construction management problem statement in 16 hours and then develop and execute a 40-minute presentation defending their written solution to a panel of judges. The panel of judges was composed of engineers, architects, owners, and contractors personnel who were directly involved in the actual project. Click on photo at left for larger image - Team members pictured at left included (L-R) Joseph Khaled, Kyle Hoelting, Matthew Fisher, Dr. Sangwook Lee (Coach), Eric Van-Dusen, Dan Graf, and Joseph Schattle.


Design-Build Team Wins Second Place in ASC Competition, Invited to Present at DBIA Conference

Design-Build Team Wins Second Place in ASC Competition, Invited to Present at DBIA Conference

The Texas Tech Design-Build Team won second place in their division during the 2013 Associated Schools of Construction, Region 5 Student Competition held in Dallas in February 2013. The team competed against six other teams from college construction programs located in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ireland, and Australia. The team was invited to present their solution at the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Southwest Region's 9th Annual Conference held in New Orleans, La. in May 2013. Click on photo at left for larger image - Team members pictured at left included (L-R) Caleb Lightfoot, Jake Maxton, Phillip Hamilton, Stephanie Bunt, Zach Sienkiel, Dr. Tewodros Ghebrab (Coach), and Marshall Clark.


Students Win Individual Best Presenter Awards

Students Win Individual Best Presenter Awards

At the 2013 Associated Schools of Construction, Region 5 Student Competition held in Dallas in February 2013, two Texas Tech construction engineering students received recognition as Outstanding Individual Presenters. In each competition division, each school's six-person team is required to make a 40-minute presentation supporting and defending their written proposal. During these presentations, a special group of judges are designated to judge and identify the top three individual speakers from each division. Marshall Clark was awarded first place in the Design-Build Division of the competition and Joseph Khaled was awarded third place in the Commercial Building Division of the competition.


Outstanding Student for Fall 2012, Casey Pyle

Outstanding Student for Fall 2012, Casey Pyle

Casey Pyle is the recipient of the CEET Outstanding Student Award from the graduating class of Fall 2012.


Outstanding Student for Spring 2012, Jenson Rawley-Whitaker

Outstanding Student for Spring 2012, Jenson Rawley-Whitaker

(Click on photo at left for larger image - Left to Right in photo) Steve Thomas, CEET Industrial Advisory Board President; Jenson Rawley-Whitaker, Spring 2012 outstanding student; and Dr. William R. Burkett, chair of the department.


Lawson Named TSPE Engineer of the Year

Lawson Named TSPE Engineer of the Year

Dr. William D. Lawson, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Engineer of the Year. The TSPE Engineer of the Year Award is the highest honor given to an individual TSPE member.


Outstanding Student for Fall 2011, Hunter Massucci

Outstanding Student for Fall 2011, Hunter Massucci

(Click on photo at left for larger image - Left to Right in photo) Steve Steinheimer, CEET Industrial Advisory Board member, and Hunter Massucci, Fall 2011 outstanding construction engineering and engineering technology student.


Outstanding Student for Spring 2011, Gavin Carr

Outstanding Student for Spring 2011, Gavin Carr

(Click on photo at left for larger image - Left to Right in photo) Keith McAuliffe, CEET IAB member; Gavin Carr, Spring 2011 outstanding student; and Dr. William R. Burkett, chair of the Department of Construction Engineering and Engineering Technology.


2009 Distinguished Engineer, Shelby Johnson

2009 Distinguished Engineer, Shelby Johnson

Shelby Johnson is recognized as Distinguished Engineer for Spring 2009. Provost Robert Smith and Dean Pamela Eibeck award the honor to Shelby, a 1986 Construction Technology (CTEC) graduate.


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