New Faculty Being Recognized

AbbasAbbas Rashidi has been recognized by the editors of Visualization in Engineering as a “Star Reviewer” for his excellent response, turn-around time and completeness of review of technical publications between November 2012 and June, 2013.

Dr. Junan Shen Presenting at the First International Recycled Rubber Products Technology Conference

irrptc_lasvegas_shenDr. Junan Shen, Director of the Asphalt Research Laboratory at Georgia Southern, made a presentation entitled “Effect of cross-link agent on the performance of asphalt rubber” at the first International Recycled Rubber Products Technology Conference, October 10-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference was attended by 300 academic, government, business and industry leaders involved in the waste tire recycling and rubber products industries and addressed a wide variety of technology advancements, economic strategies and opportunities in the field of rubber recycling.

GSU Alum Serves as Georgia DOT Chief Engineer

russell_mcmurry_11-15-12Mr. Russell McMurry, a cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology currently serves as Chief Engineer for the state Department of Transportation. McMurry, a licensed Professional Engineer, has worked for Georgia DOT since 1990. Read more…

GSU Asphalt Research on Display in Atlanta at Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI)

Shen_postersAssociate Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Junan Shen, together with his research team members Dr. Xie and Graduate Researcher Matthew Earnest, presented three posters in the Research Poster Session jointly hosted by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)/Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI) on September 24th 2013. The three posters entitled: “Long-term Performance of Pavements with Crumb Rubber Added by the Dry Process”; “Effect of Cross-Linking Agent on the Properties of Asphalt Rubber;” and “Asphalt Pavement Weathering System for Asphalt Mixtures” were based on projects funded by GDOT. The 50 other posters in the Poster Session came from Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Mercer University and Albany University. The Georgia Southern University posters attracted the attention of many attendants including GDOT Chief Engineer, and GSU CET 91 alumna, Russell McMurry.

Announcement – CEIT Undergraduate Research awards (CEIT-UR) Program

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology (CEIT) invites students to submit research proposals under the CEIT Undergraduate Research awards (CEIT-UR) Program. The goal of these awards is to enhance student experiential learning via hands-on research projects in collaboration with faculty. By engaging in these projects, students will develop skills to critically read research literature, acquire and interpret data, integrate and implement technology, write reports and present findings. CEIT students may submit proposals individually or as a team, with interdisciplinary teams encouraged. The deadline for accepting submissions is Monday, October 14, 2013. Award winners will be announced on October 21, 2013. Awardees are expected to present a poster summarizing their results during the CEIT Research Symposium in April 2014, and to write a final report no later than May 30, 2014. Proposals will be awarded up to $2,500 to fund equipment, materials, travel, training, or other expenses necessary for the research. To be considered for one of the CEIT-UR awards, please fill-in and submit the form located at this link.

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