Engineering a Better World

Working as an engineer in the upcoming decades, you will have the chance to play a critical role in making the world a better place. In fact, students at Michigan Tech are getting a head start—by helping to facilitate sustainable development, appropriate technology, beneficial infrastructure, and social change—while they are still in school.

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R. Andrew Swartz

R. Andrew Swartz

PhD, University of Michigan

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906-487-2439
raswartz@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

My research interests are driven by the practice of embedded and autonomous interrogation of data collected remotely for the management and protection of both civil infrastructure assets and their occupants.  Sustainable management of civil infrastructure systems requires not only the collection of relevant data, but also a means of conditioning and interpreting these data such that they can be of use for making decisions regarding both performance and structural health.  Novel sensor designs with embedded data processing . . .

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George R. Dewey

George R. Dewey

PhD, University of Kansas, 1990

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906-487-2522
gdewey@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Dewey's teaching interests include civil engineering materials, statics, structural analysis, steel design, and senior design.  His many years of experience advising the Transportation Enterprise has given him a strong appreciation of value of team-based experiential learning.  His current interests in curriculum development include partial "flipping" of the classroom to move some lectures to a digital format to make time for classroom team learning activities.  His other research activities include understanding how properties of carbonate aggregates affect aggregate polishing and pavement . . .

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William J. Sproule

William J. Sproule

PhD, Michigan State University

Contact

906-487-2568
wsproule@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bill Sproule has over 35 years experience in government, consulting, and university teaching and research in Canada and the United States. He joined the faculty at Michigan Tech in 1996 and is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received a BSCE from Michigan Tech, a M.Eng. in Civil Engineering from . . .

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