Structural Engineering Talks (SET) hosts speakers with a typical, non-technical presentations that are lively, philosophical, inspirational, thought-provoking, and/or make engineers re-think the approach to structural engineering.

PDH: Event Flyer 

Thursday, March 9 (Third Annual)

Happy Hour/Registration from 6:00 to 6:30pm,
Presentations from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
1120 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704


Advanced registration:

General: $25
Student: $15 with valid student ID at the door


General: $35
Student: $25 with valid student ID at the door


Thank you to our Sponsors


Guest Speakers: 




Gregory L. Fenves is the 29th president of The University of Texas
at Austin (UT). Previously, he served the university as executive vice
president and provost and as the 8th dean of the Cockrell School of
Engineering. He is an internationally recognized structural engineer and member of the National Academy of Engineering. He was one of the early civil engineering researchers to develop wireless sensor
networks for assessing the structural health of buildings, bridges and infrastructure.




William Bulleit has been a professor of structural engineering at
Michigan Tech for 35 years.  He received a BSCE and MSCE from
Purdue.  He received a Ph.D. in 1980 from Washington State University.  Much of his research and teaching has considered the need for engineers to make decisions under uncertainty, and it was this portion of his work that led to an interest in philosophy and other nontechnical aspects of engineering. Dr. Bulleit also serves as Vice Chairman of the SEI Engineering Philosophy Committee.




Stan Caldwell currently provides structural engineering services as a sole-proprietor in Plano. His focus is on construction litigation, working as a consultant to defense attorneys. He has gained 46 years of experience in the analysis, design, and management of more than 800 projects, including buildings, bridges, and specialty structures.  Beyond the workplace, he has served as a leader with SEAoT, ACEC, and TBPE on a state level, and ASCE, SEI, AEI, SECB, and NCSEA on a national level.



Dr. Clayton is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in steel structures and earthquake engineering with a focus on performance-based design. She received her B.S. from North Carolina State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Washington in Seattle where she studied self-centering structures that minimize structural damage during earthquakes. She will be receiving the Early Career Faculty Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) at the upcoming conference in San Antonio


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