Missouri S&T has announced Raymond “Paul” Giroux as the speaker for its 2023 Stueck Lecture. Giroux’s lecture will focus on lessons that can be learned from “great projects” for North American infrastructure engineering and construction.
This year’s lecture will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. This event is free and open to the public, both in person and through Zoom. To attend the lecture via Zoom, visit umsystem.zoom.us/j/94565268678.
Some of the projects Giroux will discuss are the Brooklyn Bridge, the Hoover Dam, the Eads Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Panama Canal. Giroux is a veteran of the construction industry, and he is also an award-winning civil engineering historian and a 2022 inductee to the National Academy of Construction.
For the lecture, he will share his perspective on these historic and monumental projects, as well as the lessons that can be learned from them.
Giroux made contributions to several large-scale projects throughout his decades of work at Kiewit Corporation, such as the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland; the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span; and multiple projects on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project “Big Dig” in Boston, Massachusetts, such as the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge.
He currently serves as a visiting professor of engineering practice at Purdue University and has served on multiple professional boards and organizations, such as the Transportation Research Board and national committees for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Giroux was presented with the ASCE’s Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award in 2013 and the G. Brooks Earnest Technical Lecture Award in 2016. He was also elected as a Distinguished Member of the society in 2016. In 2017, the ASCE Construction Institute presented him with the organization’s Roebling Award. A 1979 alumnus of Iowa State University’s construction engineering program, he was inducted into his alma mater’s Construction Engineering Hall of Fame in 2018.
This presentation is part of the Neil and Maurita Stueck Distinguished Lecture Series for Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Missouri S&T. Funding for the series was established by Maurita Stueck to honor her late husband, a 1943 civil engineering graduate of S&T, and also provide students with outside perspectives.
The lecture is also part of the 2023 celebration and meetings of the Academy of Civil Engineers. The academy was founded in 1972 to acknowledge outstanding Miner alumni.
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.