The Fred Burggraf Award was established in 1966 to stimulate and encourage young researchers to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of transportation. It provides recognition of excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger whose papers have been published under the sponsorship of any Division A Standing Group.
Prof. Ralph Haas has been awarded the World Conference on Pavement and Asset Management (WCPAM) Award for 2017, at the conference held recently in Italy.
He was recognized for his pioneering research and development of innovative technologies for managing road networks, his contribution in the fields of pavement engineering, and his sustained excellence in education as Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Waterloo.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Susan Tighe as Deputy Provost, Integrated Planning and Budgeting and Professor Diana Parry as Associate Vice-President, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, for two-year terms commencing 1 July 2017," wrote Vice-President, Academic & Provost Ian Orchard in a memo circulated to campus on Tuesday.
Dr. Carl Haas, a Civil & Environmental Engineering professor at UW, was recently invited to an interview with CBC, on the role of robotics in large-scale construction. Along with 3D machine vision and modelling, and construction engineering, robotics is one of Prof. Haas' areas of research.
Last week, a team of civil undergraduate students, headed upstate New York, for the National American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge competition. It is only the third time the UW engineering team has competed, and this year placed 4th out of 13 teams; a fantastic result!