Civil engineering program featured in national magazine

November 7, 2016

The article, "Rail Engineering’s Educated Effort," outlines the efforts nationwide to educate tomorrow's railway engineers. The article describes the addition of the railroad engineering teaching and research initiatives offered in the UNM Department of Civil Engineering.

The article describes UNM's teaching offerings in structural bridge design and structural dynamics as well as the collaborations with STEM classes, connecting laboratory experiments over the Internet, smart monitoring using new sensing technologies, summer research programs shared with Sandia National Laboratories, and research with Los Alamos National Laboratory related to remote inspection of railroad bridges. The article also mentions the first smart management of infrastructure summer camp offered last summer, where two high-schoolers from Albuquerque conducted experiments on smart monitoring of bridges and structures. Led by graduate students of the Smart Management of Infrastructure (SMILab), it is part of the department's ongoing efforts and investment in new technologies and innovation.

Other universities listed in the article are Michigan Tech, Penn State, University of Delaware, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.