The organizing committee (Maria Garlock, Chair) and the SiF steering committee hosted the “Ninth International Conference on Structures in Fire” in Princeton, USA from June 8 to June 10, 2016. The main mission of SiF conferences is to provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and engineers to share their “Structures in Fire” research, technology, and expertise with their peers in an international forum. Continue reading Structures in Fire International Conference Hosted at Princeton, June 2016
10,000+ students enrolled in edX MOOC “The Art of Structural Engineering: Bridges”
With generous funds from Princeton’s Dean of the College, in January 2016 we launched a massively open online course (MOOC) based on the bridges lectures of CEE262. The series consists of an Introduction lecture plus 8 more lectures that illustrate the art of engineering design as it relates to some of the worlds most significant bridges. More information can be found here. The class enrolled over 10,000 students representing 178 countries. Two new similar MOOCS are in development: one on buildings and another on vaults.
Professor Maria Garlock Wins 2016 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award
Maria Garlock is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award which is presented annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). It is considered the most prestigious and highest award given by the steel industry. Read the article in Modern Steel Construction or article on the AISC website.
CEE463, “The Art of Spanish Bridge Design”, Featured on Princeton Homepage
The Fall 2014 version of CEE463 was featured on the Princeton University homepage over the summer of 2015. The story can be found here, and a brief video capturing the spirit of the course can be found here. This course is a hybrid studio-lecture course for structural engineers. Continue reading CEE463, “The Art of Spanish Bridge Design”, Featured on Princeton Homepage
New NSF award: Advancing the Dissemination of the Creative Art of Structural/Civil Engineering
The overarching goal of the project is to transform introductory courses on civil engineering with research-based pedagogical techniques, and support the dissemination of the courses for STEM and non-STEM at other colleges/universities. Continue reading New NSF award: Advancing the Dissemination of the Creative Art of Structural/Civil Engineering