Dr. Abbie Liel of CU Boulder’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering will advance to the title of Fellow within the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the annual Structures Congress in April 2019. This title honors Dr. Liel as a leader and mentor in the profession of structural engineering. Dr. Liel is well known for her contributions to structural engineering education and research on extreme loading, such as that due to earthquakes and snow.
The SEI is committed to improving the field of structural engineering by reinforcing the relationship between academic research and the engineering industry. At the annual Structures Congress, over 1200 structural engineers meet to discuss and exhibit innovations in the industry. Dr. Liel and the other new Fellows will be honored at this event. Dr. Liel will become our department’s only current SEI Fellow.