Lead investigator of World Trade Center attacks to lecture at S&T

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On April 10, 2009

The lead federal investigator into the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers will discuss the incident from an engineer’s perspective at Missouri S&T on April 17.

Gene Corley will present “An Engineering Analysis of the 9/11 Attacks” at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center. The lecture is part of the Stueck Distinguished Lecture Series for Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.

Corley will describe the building performance observed after attacks on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the World Trade Center in New York City. He will also discuss the characteristics a structural system must possess to resist progressive collapse, and will suggest modifications that could be made to improve resistance to attacks and natural disasters.

Corley was also the principal investigator of the 1995 bombing and collapse of a portion of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. He is a member and past president of the National Academy of Engineering.

The Neil and Maurita Stueck Distinguished Lecture Series for Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering is made possible by a fund established by Maurita Stueck to bring additional outside perspectives to Missouri S&T, and to honor her late husband, Neil Stueck, a 1943 civil engineering graduate of the university.

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