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Mishac Yegian

Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering



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And the gingerbread houses came crumbling down

Build not to fail” is a lesson all civil engi­neers are taught. But failure was the only option at the annual student-​​run gin­ger­bread house com­pe­ti­tion and oh was it sweet fun!

Structural Gingerbread House Competition

Gingerbread houses get a shaky reception

Engi­neering stu­dents com­peted Wednesday in the second annual gin­ger­bread house com­pe­ti­tion, in which the struc­tural integrity of their candy-​​covered cre­ations was put to the test using the university’s earth­quake simulator.

Structurally Stable Gingerbread House Competition

Better partnerships for a better society

The annual Engi­neering Research and Inno­va­tion Con­fer­ence comes to a close today after sev­eral partnership-​​focused events.

Mishac Yegian

Shaking in a winter wonderland

Engi­neering stu­dents built gin­ger­bread houses and then quickly destroyed them by sub­jecting the tasty struc­tures to earth­quake forces in a North­eastern lab on Wednesday.

Photo by Casey Bayer.

Bubbling with innovation

Engi­neering pro­fes­sors earn NSF grant to advance research to mit­i­gate building damage during earth­quakes by shoring up the sur­rounding soil.

Photo by Christopher Huang.

Testing the strength of the Brooklyn Bridge

Famous span could with­stand a 6.5 earth­quake, finds civil/​environmental engi­neering expert Mishac Yegian

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