Engineering Exploration Week 2020

Educators' Edition

Open to Colorado high school and community college educators and professionals

Calling all educators!

Saturday, February 11, 2023
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.

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Hussam Mahmoud, associate professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keynote speaker: Hussam Mahmoud

We’re excited that Professor Hussam Mahmoud will be our keynote speaker for the event!

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.

Hussam Mahmoud is the George T. Abell Professor in Infrastructure in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). 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.

Admissions requirements and deadlines

Learn about our wholistic review process, our academic controls, and when the application deadlines are.

Department major overviews

Interact with current faculty and staff to learn about each engineering major that we offer and how to advise students on which path might fuel their passion.

Facility tours

Join our student ambassador team to check out our state-of-the-art facilities and where our students practice hands-on learning.

Lab demonstrations

Led by our dedicated team of lab engineers, experience some of the hands-on fun that our students get to enjoy!

Interactive learning sessions and workshops

Topics include: scholarships, placement tests, summer bridge programs, study abroad programs, diversity programs in engineering, transferring college credits, and interactive student panels.

Meals included!

Breakfast and Lunch will be served

Prepare for Engineering Exploration Day!

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the Lory Student Center, 3rd floor
Free parking in the Morgan Library Parking Lot


  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check in/Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome / Admissions Overview / Major Overview
  • 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Learning Session #1
  • 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Learning Session #2
  • 11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The “Math Problem” Workshop
  • 12 – 1 p.m. Lunch/Keynote Speaker
  • 1 – 2 p.m. Lab Tours/Demonstrations
  • 2 – 3 p.m. Networking Happy Hour
Register now!
This event is first come, first serve.


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