Civil and Environmental Engineering

Scott Hummel

June 22, 2012

Scott Hummel Appointed Interim Jeffers Director of Engineering

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Scott R. Hummel, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named the Interim William Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division for a term of two years. The appointment is effective July 9. The announcement was made by Wendy L. Hill, provost and dean of the faculty. Hummel served as co-chair of the College’s recent Engineering Vision [...]


June 12, 2012

Students Combine Art and Engineering to Design Sculpture for Arts Trail

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When Easton residents walk down the Karl Stirner Arts Trail—a mile-and-a-half stretch along the Bushkill Creek connecting the Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street to the proposed Silk Mill arts community on 13th Street—they’ll see a unique sculpture designed by a diverse team of Lafayette students. As Ed Kerns, Klapp Professor of Art, says, [...]

Mary Wilford-Hunt, Nicolas Olivares '13, Michael Gadigian '13, and Gabriela Lachapel '™12 pose with their second-place project.

May 31, 2012

Lafayette Takes Second in Sustainable Design Competition

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A team of Lafayette students placed second in the 2012 Sustainable Design Competition sponsored by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), successfully competing against teams from graduate school programs. Developing the design for a community recreation center were Gabriela Lachapel ’12, who graduated with an A.B. with majors in engineering studies and economics; Katie Reinhardt [...]

Matthew Verbyla ’06 in Honduras

May 23, 2012

NSF Research Fellowships Help Four Alumni Pursue Graduate Degrees

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To call Brian Carey ’11 motivated is an understatement. The civil engineering and economics graduate is living in Trinidad and Tobago on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he is working at the Seismic Research Center at University of the West Indies to conduct a seismic assessment of the residential construction in Trinidad. Carey is no stranger [...]

Jacob Dein ’12

May 14, 2012

Jacob Dein ’12 Designs Website to Predict Impacts of Shale Drilling in Delaware River Basin

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Jacob Dein ’12 is from Honesdale, Pa., where layers of gas-filled Marcellus shale lie untapped beneath the landscape.  Just north of the Poconos, Honesdale awaits the finalization of regulations that will allow gas companies to enter the region and begin drilling.  This means that soon, homeowners will have to make a [...]

Anthony Fasano '00

May 3, 2012

Anthony Fasano ’00 Starts Engineering Professional Development Firm

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After working as a civil engineering project manager for Maser Consulting for 10 years, Anthony Fasano ’00 began to recognize aspects of the industry that seemed detrimental to young engineers’ professional development. “Some companies support career development, but many still do not and so younger engineers feel ‘lost’ early on in their careers,” says Fasano, [...]


May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Thafhim "Muna" Siddiqua '13, left, and Taneesha Tate-Robinson '13 presented their project at Lafayette's Community Based Learning and Research expo.

April 24, 2012

Students Receive $10,000 Grant for Arsenic-Removal Project in Bangladesh

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Safe drinking water is a necessity that most Americans take for granted. But, in some parts of the world, like Barisal, Bangladesh, it is a luxury many don’t have. This summer, Thafhim “Muna” Siddiqua ’13 (Silver Spring, Md.) and Taneesha Tate-Robinson ’13 (Bowie, Md.) will take steps to create change in Bangladesh. The students have [...]

Gregory Allis ’12, right, did an independent study on sustainable stadium design, with David Veshosky, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

March 10, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Greg Allis ’12

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Lacrosse player Greg Allis ’12 (Danvers, Mass.) discusses the hunt for a Patriot League Championship, the hands-on elements of civil engineering, and his work in Madagascar. What do you enjoy about your major? My favorite parts of my major are the lab periods and projects we work on. We always are working on a really [...]

Joseph Heaney '85 (right) with Michael Werner '07

March 6, 2012

Joseph Heaney ’85 Has Hosted More Than 45 Student Interns

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By Kevin Gray An avid scuba diver and successful businessman, Joseph Heaney ’85 draws comparisons between his two passions. Both start, he says, with a plan. Founder and principal of Walden Associates, Oyster Bay, N.Y., an environmental consulting firm, he has designed soil and groundwater remediation systems, water and wastewater treatment systems, and corrective action for [...]