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Sneed appointed associate editor of ASCE Journal

Dr. Lesley Sneed, associate professor and Stirrat Faculty Scholar of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, was recently appointed an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, which is a leading journal in composite materials for both new construction and for repair and rehabilitation of existing structures. In addition, she was co-editor of the ACI 549, ACI 562, RILEM TC 250 CSM Symposium Volume “Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM)/Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) as external bonded reinforcement Steel Reinforced Grout (SRG) — A New Tool in the Repair Toolbox,” published in 2018.

Dr. Sneed is actively involved in several technical societies and committees that develop building codes, standards and technical guidelines. Currently, she is a voting member of ACI 318 Subcommittee E (Section and Member Strength), ACI/ASCE Joint Committee 445 (Shear and Torsion), ACI Committee 549 (Thin Reinforced Cementitious Products and Ferrocement), and the CRSI Standards Development Committee. In addition, she serves as a member of ACI/ASCE 445-B (Seismic Shear), ACI 445-D (Database), ACI 445-E (Torsion), ACI 549-0L Liaison with RILEM TC250 (Composites for Sustainable Strengthening of Masonry), and ACI 440-F (FRP Repair and Strengthening Subcommittee, Anchorage Task Group).

Women’s Networking Event

Join civil engineering female academy members and alumni for a social networking event from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Room 314 Butler-Carlton Hall.

All Missouri S&T students are invited to visit with civil engineering female alumni and learn about their experiences and successes in the industry and talk about what to expect in the working world.

Topics of interest include:

  • Building professional relationships
  • The importance of continuing education
  • Working full-time or part-time and having a family  
  • Technical/professional organizations  

Send topics or questions, you would like covered to Jody Seely.

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Murray to discuss concrete research

Join us for a Visiting Scholars Seminar at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Room 120 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall.

Dr. Cameron D. Murray, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, will give a talk titled “Rapid Setting Cement and Other Concrete Research.”

This talk will cover Dr. Murray’s current and past research into the structural performance of CSA cement concrete in prestressed concrete and reinforced concrete. In addition to Dr. Murray’s research on CSA cement, the talk will briefly cover his other research interests and the current research projects in the concrete laboratory at the University of Arkansas.

For more information about the seminar, contact Dr. Lesley Sneed by email at

Construction engineering and management expert joins Missouri S&T

Dr. Islam El-adaway, an associate professor and coordinator of the University of Tennessee’s construction engineering and management program, has been named the Hurst/McCarthy Professor in Construction Engineering Management at Missouri S&T. His appointment begins Aug. 1.

The professorship was established through a combined $1 million gift from alumnus Michael Hurst and his wife, Barbara, along with McCarthy Building Companies, where Hurst worked for more than three decades before his retirement. Hurst earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from S&T in 1974.

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