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Students in associate professor Andreas Stavridis’ reinforced concrete design class had a chance to experience something most undergraduate students do not: seeing the beams they designed and built put to the test.


“Part of it is the practicality. We learn all about theory, but we don’t actually see it put into practice,” says Esteban Orellana, a senior civil engineering student, “this was a good opportunity to actually see it for ourselves.”


Ramla Qureshi, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, earned a research Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).


“Later in my career, I want to apply these concepts and take this retrofit methodology and apply it to buildings that are out there now,” says Sina Basereh, a PhD student in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.


A grant, worth over $500,000 awarded to assistant professor Ravi Ranade, will assist in developing superior materials and reviewing the building codes currently used to design protective structures for housing equipment and soldiers.


A paper by Teng Wu, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering is featured in the Editor’s Choice section of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.


UB’s Institute of Bridge Engineering (IBE) received multiple contracts from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this week, as a member of three different teams.


Students from UB and Tongji University shared research, toured UB’s lab facilities and experienced Buffalo during the Geotechnical Graduate Student Forum, last month.