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Rula endows MSU civil and environmental engineering school

The department of civil and environmental engineering at Mississippi State University has become the Richard A. Rula School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

October 23, 2020


Civil engineering standout adds two more awards to her growing trophy case

Mississippi State civil engineering major Jessica Lewis has added a pair of impressive awards to her growing collection. Lewis, a native of New Orleans, was recently selected as the Civil Engineering Student of the Year by the Mississippi Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She was also named as one of two students…

October 9, 2020


Civil engineering student selected to inaugural Kirk Scholars class

A Mississippi State civil engineering student is one of just five college students from across the country to be named to the first class of Kirk Scholars by the Asphalt Institute Foundation. Jessica Lewis, a senior in the Bagley College of Engineering, will receive a scholarship from the Asphalt Institute Foundation as part of her…

September 23, 2020


Link: The United States Has Become a Disaster Area

Civil and environmental engineering associate professor Farshid Vahedifard talks about cascading disasters.

September 22, 2020


MSU’s Vahedifard discusses proactive dam removal decisions in Science

A recent letter in Science magazine from a Mississippi State faculty member discusses the danger of aging, “high hazard” dams across the country and what should be done to prepare for potential dam removals or repairs in the future.

July 30, 2020


Link: Get to Know ASCE 2021 President-Elect Dennis Truax

Elected by ASCE members in May, 2021 President-Elect Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, will assume his duties in October.

July 14, 2020


Link: Preparing for proactive dam removal decisions

Civil & environmental engineering professor Farshid Vahedifard and grad student Sannith Kumar Thota are part of a team that recently had an article published in Science.

July 10, 2020


Engineering alum elected to serve as ASCE regional leader

A Mississippi State University engineering alumna has been elected to a regional leadership position in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, who has three degrees from MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering, will serve as a three-year term as one of two new Region 5 Governors. Region Governors serve on ASCE board and…

June 5, 2020


Truax elected to lead national civil engineering organization

The head of Mississippi State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been elected to serve as the president of the nation’s leading civil engineering organization. Dennis Truax will be inaugurated as president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the organization’s annual meeting this fall. He will serve as president-elect of ASCE…

June 4, 2020


Bagley alum named director of Institute for Systems Engineering Research

An engineer with decades of military research experience is now leading the Institute for Systems Engineering Research (ISER), a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and Mississippi State University.

April 17, 2020