WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance and the University of Wyoming, in cooperation with the American Iron and Steel Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance, will provide a free six-part live-lecture educational series that will cover the many aspects of designing, fabricating and constructing steel bridges.

The “Steel Bridge Education Lectures: From Concept to Delivery” series will run from April 4-20, 2022. Lectures will be provided on Monday and Wednesday evenings during those weeks from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT. The lectures can be viewed synchronously (in real time) and asynchronously (recorded version). Registration is open to students, faculty and anyone else with an interest in steel bridges.  

The lectures will be delivered live by Michael Barker, Ph.D., P.E., professor of civil and architectural engineering at the University of Wyoming, via the WyoLearn Learning Management System. Dr. Barker has over 30 years of experience in bridge design and construction. 

Student participants must complete and pass a quiz after each lecture to earn a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series, which can be used toward building their resumes and preparing them for jobs in the bridge industry. Many engineering programs do not offer courses on steel bridge design and construction, so these lectures provide a wide scope of learning opportunities typically unavailable to students. The lecture series is timely as legislators have passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which is expected to create new jobs as funding is released toward fixing the 224,000 bridges in the U.S. that need to be repaired or replaced.  

More information on the lecture series, course syllabus and registration details are available at https://www.shortspansteelbridges.org/april-4-20-2022-free-steel-bridge-lecture-series/. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.