Fellowship established to honor longtime engineering professor Oyler

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the Swanson School of Engineering has established the John F. Oyler Fellowship, honoring the longtime Swanson School professor.

The fellowship will provide full tuition support for a graduate student specializing in structures or solid mechanics, with preference for students entering the Engineering Accelerated Graduate (EAGr) program.

It is funded by a gift from the John Francis Oyler and Nancy Lee Victoria Fleck Oyler Foundation.

John Oyler was a professor at Pitt for 25 years before retiring in 2018. He began his teaching career after 40 years in industry, where he worked for Dravo Corp., Daxus Corp., and his own consulting firm, Oyler Consulting Services. During his time at Pitt, he taught Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Materials of Construction, and Senior Design Projects.

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