Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering James Kaklamanos has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of this year’s 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering worldwide.
Civil engineering faculty and students from Merrimack College are working in Nepal over the next few weeks to replace a bridge destroyed in a 2015 earthquake that killed about 8,000 people.
The newly resurrected Merrimack College chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is heading to a conference at West Point this month.
The U.S. Geological Survey recently awarded Merrimack College civil engineering assistant professor James Kaklamanos a year-long grant to study the effect of earthquakes on near-surface geological materials such as dirt and rock, which could lead to life-saving designs for buildings and roadways.
Graduate civil engineering students earn sustainability professional credential.
Notable & Quotable
Janine LeBlanc-Straceski, associate professor and chair of biology, published a paper, “A Conserved Role of the Unconventional Myosin 1d in Laterality Determination,” in the March 2018 issue of Current Biology. The paper was an international collaboration with colleagues in Germany and France and the culmination of many years of work with LeBlanc-Straceski’s students.
Cynthia Carlson, assistant professor of civil engineering, was first author on a paper, “Storm-Water Management as a Public Good Provision Problem: Survey to Understand Perspectives of Low-Impact Development for Urban Storm Water Management Practices Under Climate Change,” that won Best Policy-Oriented Paper of 2016 from the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The paper explored how storm water could be thought of as a “public good” and be managed better.
Jim Kaklamanos, assistant professor of civil engineering, was named recipient of a 2017 ExCEED New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Kaklamanos was cited for his outstanding teaching record as a new faculty member, contributions to the academic and surrounding community and proven commitment to education. He will be recognized at the society’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, on June 27.
Five faculty members, representing all four school at Merrimack, were awarded tenure in January by President Christopher E. Hopey, third from right. They are, from left, Jimmy Franco, assistant professor of chemistry; Brittnie Aiello, assistant professor of criminology; Sally Shockro, assistant professor of history; Susan Marine, associate professor and program director in the higher education master’s program; and Sirkwoo Jin, assistant professor of management.
8th Annual Civil Engineering Golf Tournament | May 2nd
The ASCE Student Chapter and Civil Engineering Alumni Association will hold the Jordan P. Bedard Memorial Golf Tournament at the Bradford Country Club , 201 Chadwick Rd., Haverhill, MA on Saturday, May 2nd. This year, All proceeds from this event go to the Suicide Awareness & Prevention. You may click to sign up for the event. Please sign up no later than 4/24/15 and if you have any questions you may contact Jean Reynolds in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept. at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Cole, CE Alumni Association President, email@example.com
Seniors Present Design Project
This year’s civil engineering seniors worked with Tewksbury Town Facility Redesign. Our partners are: Engineering: Michelle Jodar Stein, P.E. Town Engineer, Carlos Jaquez, Project Manager and Joseph Giuliano, Project Manager. Public Works: Brian Gilbert, Superintendent, Rick Spinal, Asst. Superintentent. Community Development: Steve Sadwick, Director, Ed Johnson, Building Commissioner, Kyle Boyd, Conservative Agent and Larry Gilbert, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor. The seniors presented their design on April 26th.
Merrimack Steel Bridge Competition
Our team competed in this year’s ASCE Northeast Regional Steel Bridge competition held at MIT on April 20th. The competition is co-sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The annual competition involved the design and fabrication of a 20-foot long steel bridge that is judged based on a combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost. This year Merrimack took fifth place in the Region! Watch the video.
Merrimack Preparing for Concrete Canoe Competition
For the first time in 13 years, Merrimack College’s Concrete Canoe Team competed in the annual ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition at UMass Dartmouth. The competition challenges students to design, build, and even race a canoe made entirely of concrete! (Yes, concrete can float!!) We are proud that they competed and successfully completed the competition. Watch the video
Haiti Project Medishare
Through the efforts of Professor Marc Veletzos, we are planning to send 2 to 4 of our CE upperclassmen on a team to Haiti as part of the Campus-wide partnership with Project Medishare. Our students will assess the water needs of a small village and design a delivery system for it.