Calling all educators!
Lory Student Center
Join the Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering for a free professional development event for teachers, guidance counselors, community college advisors, and other educational professionals, to learn how to best support students with interests in engineering majors.
Thank you to all of the high school teachers, counselors, and educators who took time away on a busy Saturday to attend our inaugural event!
Watch our recording of Professor Hussam Mahmoud’s keynote address, along with a download of his featured slides.
Professor Hussam Mahmoud talked with Engineering Source on how educators could be successful in transitioning their students to college and beyond.
Mahmoud is the George T. Abell Professor in Infrastructure in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He is a recipient of various awards, including the Meroney Family Chi Epsilon Teaching Award, and recently spoke at the international COP27 convention in Egypt.
He obtained his BSc and MSc in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
He has taught different undergraduate and graduate courses at CSU while placing emphasis on multi- and cross-disciplinary knowledge, including for example how crack growth models for connections in steel bridges can be used to evaluate crack growth in hard human or animal tissues such as teeth and bones.
Mahmoud’s research is focused on sustainable and resilient infrastructure and communities with emphasis on developing structural engineering models to predict damage under extreme events and socio-physical models to capture the recovery of systems as influenced by human behavior and socio-economic policies. He authored over 250 publications and has given more than 120 presentations including 100 invited talks at national and international conferences and workshops.
He has chaired and served on numerous technical committees, including the ASCE Committees on Fire Protection and on Multi-hazard Mitigation. Dr. Mahmoud is an Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEED) Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute. He is a recipient of various awards, including the Meroney Family Chi Epsilon Teaching Award, the American Institute of Steel Construction early faculty career award, the American Iron and Steel Institute Robert J. Dexter Memorial Lecture award, and the Air Force summer faculty fellowship award.
He has recently been selected by the NASEM among the 22 New Voices Cohort from across the U.S to engage outstanding early and mid-career Science, Engineering, and Medicine, leaders to provide new perspectives on issues and public communication modes for the National Academies.
He has been invited to various symposia by the U.S. National Academies, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. His research has received media coverage through citations and interviews in numerous venues, including Nature Climate Change, The U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Smithsonian Magazine, and CNN.
While upcoming Educators’ events may have different sessions, we hope this schedule from our Spring 2023 event will give you a good sense of what the event is about.
Third Floor in front of Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom
Welcome to the Educators Edition! We’ll give you an overview of our engineering majors, and what we’re looking for when it comes time for student admissions.
Learn from current engineering students about their experience applying to and attending CSU.
Learn about our residential learning community, summer bridge programs, diversity programs in engineering, and Scott Scholars program.
Hear from our academic advisors on how students are supported once they enroll at CSU. Advisors will explore transfer credits, placement tests, credit requirements, major changes, study abroad opportunities, and more.
Learn from our Career Education Manager, faculty, staff, and alumni about how students discover what career opportunities are available in Engineering.
Join us for a discussion about helping students be prepared for the math in college, and what they need to know to be a success in their first year and beyond.
Professor Mahmoud will explore current and future trends in STEM education, and how STEM education directly parallels his groundbreaking research in resilience. Students who are well trained to think in a specific way will hit the ground running as they move into college and beyond, shifting successfully from students to researchers making an everyday impact on society.
Enjoy tours of our lab facilities, where are students learn fascinating engineering and research skills.
Attendees are invited to a social hour in our beautiful LSC Theatre!