Oregon State University School of Civil and Construction Engineering professor Chris Higgins, Ph.D., P.E., the Slayden Construction Faculty Fellow, was honored with a Special Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) this week.

AISC’s Special Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated notable achievements in structural steel design, construction, research or education. It honors those who have made a positive and substantial impact on the structural steel design and construction industry.

Higgins was honored for his work on developing software imaging tools for use in the inspection of steel bridge gusset plates.

Jordan Beamer, Ph.D. candidate, was one of six students selected for the prestigious 2014 CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship. This fellowship provides funding for students to travel to another location in order to pursue collaborative work related to their thesis project.

Jordan’s PhD work focuses on quantifying coastal freshwater discharge into the Gulf of Alaska, and Prince William Sound in particular. He will be traveling to Fairbanks, Alaska, in order to collaborate with Dr. Anthony Arendt of the Geophysical Institute on the topic of glacial meltwater contributions to coastal runoff. Jordan is supervised

Thomas Mosier, Ph.D. candidate in WRE / MIME (dual major) was one of 12 US students admitted to the Third International Summer School in Glaciology, heldthis month in McCarthy, Alaska. The OSU grad student recently posted an update on his studies at the summer school in the blog “Lindsay in the Arctic,” and describes why his research is focused on the Karakoram and Himalayan Mountains in Asia.

Organized by the University of Alaska, the School brings together top PhD students studying glaciers and glacial processes and exposes them to top international faculty in the field. Thomas is supervised by Dr. David Hill, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Dr. Kendra Sharp, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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Oregon State University Civil and Construction Engineering students Andrew Strahler (PhD) and Trevor Bineham (undergrad) won first-place in the Geo-prediction contest at the annual ASCE Geo-Congress in Atlanta, Ga.

The student competition was sponsored by the Geo-Institute to challenge and encourage undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students interested in geotechnical engineering.

As part of the contest, Strahler and Bineham were tasked with predicting the behavior of a real world geotechnical system.