Bridges and More: Celebrating 125 Years of Purdue Civil Engineering

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 Bridges and More: Celebrating 125 Years of Purdue Civil Engineering
ePDF
Purdue University Press
07/15/2019
128pp
English
9781557539113
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Book Description

Bridges and More takes the reader from the early years of Civil Engineering when Purdue’s campus consisted of a smattering of red brick buildings surrounded by grassy meadows and roads flanked by white, wooden fences to today’s state-of-the-art facilities such as the Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research and the online hub for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).

The highly illustrated book touches on major milestones in Purdue Civil Engineering history from Road School, to the Ross Summer Surveying Camp, to Purdue’s involvement in world landmarks such as the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Tower of Pisa. Often, Purdue Civil Engineers are public servants, evolving research that helps to prevent disasters like building collapses and bridge failures.

Bridges and More honors Purdue’s School of Civil Engineering with historic images and an appealing account of 125 years of education, research and a profession that is, as the title suggests, about so much more than bridges.

About the Author(s):

Angie Klink is an independent scholar, historian, essayist, copywriter, scriptwriter, and author of nine books. Klink authored The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality; Kirby’s Way; Divided Paths, Common Ground; and the children’s books Purdue Pete Finds His Hammer and I Found U. Klink has received sixty-one American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, including a lifetime achievement honor. She is a five-time attendee of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton and received an honorable mention in the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition. She has appeared on Hoosier History Live, C-SPAN’s Book TV, and Voice of America’s “Current Time in America.” She resides in Lafayette, Indiana. Learn more at www.angieklink.com.