IBE recognizes the importance of having strong connections between the industry and academic sides of bridge engineering. Our insitute encourages collaboration and mentorship between students and professionals.
Industry professionals engage IBE in a number of ways
They may serve a mentor to a bridge engineering student
Industry firms and professionals often hire student interns with bridge engineering concentrations
Our students sometimes shadow professionals
Some practitioners offer to review graduating students' resumes.
Professionals and academics deliver guest lectures
Andrew S. Whittaker, is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the UB Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. He currently serves as the director for the Institute of Bridge Engineering