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Samuel Fakorede Wins Prestigious IEEE Award

Samuel Fakorede, a Junior in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Southern, has been selected as an IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative recipient for the 2016/17 academic year.   Two hundred and thirty students from across the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico received this prestigious award.  The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative supports the most promising future engineers in power and energy. Recipients are high-achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering programs who have committed to exploring the power and energy engineering field through both coursework and career experiences.

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Open House for New Manufacturing Labs

The Department of Manufacturing Engineering is hosting an Open House on Thursday, October 20th from 1:30 to 4:30pm in the Carruth Building.  MfgE students and faculty will demonstrate the new advanced equipment in their labs, such as:

  • CNC machining and processes, HAAS machine tools, materials processing machinery
  • Additive Manufacturing (aka 3D printing)
  • Robotics …and more!

All are welcome to get to know our newest department this Thursday!

CECM Profs win grant from GDOT

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a $187,076 project to Myung Jeong (PI), assistant professor, and Junan Shen (Co-PI), professor, both in the Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Management.  Dr. Jeong’s and Dr. Shen’s proposal, “Evaluation of Structural Integrity for a Foamed Asphalt Base Course with a High Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Content,” will last 18 months.  The project will provide GDOT with an effective way to maximize the use of RAP and save natural resources and money.

Keith Landry named ASCE Fellow

KLandryKeith Landry, assistant professor of CECM and interim assistant dean for research, has been elected to the rank of ASCE Fellow.  ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.  It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5% of ASCE members.  Fellow status must be attained by professional accomplishments and election by the Membership Application Review Committee.

In addition to serving as interim assistant dean for research in the CEIT, Dr. Landry serves as the interim director of CITEMS and teaches in the CECM department.  His current funded research projects include expedient steel repair methods, and highway bridge deterioration & maintenance.  His research interests include critical infrastructure resilience / protection, highway bridge maintenance, and engineering education.

Dr. Landry served for 26 years in the US Army Corps of Engineers, attaining the rank of Colonel.  His command assignments included the C/12th Engineer Battalion, the 92nd Engineer Battalion, and the Louisville District of the US Army Corps of Engineers.  He serves as faculty advisor for the GS student chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and is the program chair of the Military & Veteran Constituent Committee of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

CEIT 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Awards available

CEIT undergraduate majors may now apply for the CEIT 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Awards.  The RFP is available here.

Update:  Deadline for proposals by e-mail: 11:59pm, Sun., Oct. 23.  A hard copy of the proposal must also be submitted by 4:59pm, Mon., Oct. 24, 2016.