GeoLegend David E Daniel

The May // June 2017 issue of GeoStrata features an article on Lessons Learned from GeoLegend David E. Daniel, PhD, PE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE authored by CSU GeoEngineering graduate students Joel Conzelmann, Aliena Debelak, Mohammad Gorakhki, and Cameron Fritz. The front page of the article is shown below. Great job Rams!

Joseph Scalia
Rams design dams

Senior design is the year-long capstone engineering project that all Civil & Environmental Engineering undergraduates undertake in their senior year. This year, two groups took on the challenge to design an earthen embankment dam. The groups imagined that two of the dams above Fort Collins that hold Horsetooth Reservoir had never been built, and were being constructed today using modern design requirements and software (the dams were originally designed and constructed in the late 1940s, and retrofitted in the early 2000s). The groups also created dam physical models to demonstrate their design concept. Great job "Impermeables" and "Dam Rams"!

 Example dam stability analysis

Example dam stability analysis

 "Impermeables" with physical model

"Impermeables" with physical model

 "Dam Rams" with E-Days poster

"Dam Rams" with E-Days poster

Joseph Scalia
Dean Benson visits CSU

Earlier this week, Craig Benson, Dean and Hamilton Endowed Chair of the School of Engineering at the University of Virginia, presented a seminar on Organizing Engineering Academic Units for Strategic Differentiation and Impact as part of the CSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Leadership Seminar Series. Dean Benson was the PhD advisor of Dr. Bareither and PhD co-advisor of Dr. Scalia (at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), and shared an office and PhD advisor (Dr. Daniel) with Professor Shackelford at the University of Texas-Austin. Thank you Dean Benson for the visit, seminar, and thoughtful conversations!

 Scalia, Benson, Shackelford, and Bareither (left to right)

Scalia, Benson, Shackelford, and Bareither (left to right)

Joseph Scalia
Zhengguang Tian, MS

Zhengguang Tian from Suzhou, China, has successfully defended his MS thesis on Seepage-Induced Consolidation of Mine Tailings.

Congratulations ZT!

Joseph Scalia