SIUE Engineering Newsletter

Greetings from the School
Zhou Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award
Students Win ASCE Geowall Competition
School Hosts 2016 Regional Botball Tournament
Sophomores Win Inaugural eHacks Event
Eneyo Receives NSBE Lifetime Achievement Award
Also in the News
Upcoming Events

Greetings from the School

I am pleased to announce that in April, I was recommended to be the new Dean of the School of Engineering, and the recommendation was approved by the SIU Board of Trustees in May. I look forward to working with everyone in our engineering community toward the goal of making the SIUE School of Engineering the first choice for both students and employers.

The Board of Trustees helped us make great strides toward this goal when they gave project and budget approval for our Student Design Center. We have raised enough of the $5.7 million needed to complete the first phase of the design: a complete first floor and a shell for the second floor. We, along with a team of dedicated alumni, are working hard to secure the final $1.3 million needed to convert the second floor to a usable space.

I encourage you to find out more about this project and discover how you can help.

I hope you enjoy reading about all the impressive work being accomplished at our School.

Cem Karacal

Zhou Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Jianpeng Zhou, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant, presented by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Zhou will travel to Brazil in 2017 to conduct and expand his research project entitled, “Adaptive Green Infrastructure for Urban Water Management,” at the Institute of Hydraulic Research of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Learn more about Zhou's project and the Fulbright Program.

Students Win ASCE Geowall Competition

School of Engineering students won the GeoWall Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) April 22 at the Mid-Continent Student Conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

Read more about the object of the competition and the students' involvement.

School Hosts 2016 Regional Botball Tournament

On March 19, 15 teams competed in the annual Greater St. Louis Botball Tournament. Held in SIUE's Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom, the event drew a crowd of more than 150 throughout the day. The Rolla Regional Robotics team from St. James, Mo., took first place. 

Learn more about the theme, scoring and standings of this year's tournament.

Sophomores Win Inaugural eHacks Event

Sophomore computer science majors Zach Anderson and John Bentley earned first place at the first annual eHacks competition in SIUE’s Technology and Management Center during the weekend of March 11-13. 

Read more about the hack-a-thon event and Anderson and Bentley's winning creation.

Eneyo Receives NSBE Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Emmanuel S. Eneyo, assistant professor in industrial engineering, was recently awarded a 2016 Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Academia from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

Learn more about Eneyo's accomplishments and leadership on campus.

Also in the News

SIUE Researcher Contributes Key Data and Guidelines for IDOT Effectiveness

SIUE Undergraduate Research Experiences Fuel Student Success

SIUE Collegiate Entrepreneurs Announce "TheOther40" Winners

SIUE School of Engineering and SIU School of Medicine Research Project Earns Inaugural Concept Commercialization Award

SIUE's Bouvier Recognized for Research in Computer Science Education

S.M. Wilson's Lauren Williams Named 2016 Distinguished CLI Alumna

Upcoming Events

June 2016

Summer Preview SIUE
June 27

Fall Classes Begin
August 22

September 26 - October 1

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October 10
November 11

Explore Engineering Day
November 12

Fall Commencement
December 17