Maria E. Moreyra Garlock is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. Dr. Garlock’s research aims to bridge the gap between academia and practice, both as related to advancing the knowledge in structural engineering design and as related to the education of future engineers. Dr. Garlock’s scholarship is in creative and resilient structural design for extreme loads such as fires, earthquakes, and storm surges. She studies these hazards as both as isolated and cascading multi-hazard events. In addition to advancing the future of structural design, Dr. Garlock studies the best examples of structural designs of the present and past. She also has received government funding to study effective teaching of structural engineering to non-STEM majors – as she does through coursework, exhibitions with scale models and instructional displays, and some MOOCs.
Professor Garlock led a six-week study abroad course entitled “Two Millennia of Structural Architecture in Italy.” The course was sponsored in July and August 2019 by the Princeton University Institute for International and Regional Studies, and it included a six-day excursion sponsored by Scala Foundation.