Rene Testa

Courses Taught

Statement

I believe in the value of understanding rather than simply being able to reproduce facts and formulae. I want students in my courses to appreciate the fundamentals of a subject in the pursuit of understanding. Then, not only will they be better prepared to tackle new and varied problems in their careers, but they will begin to feel the need for continuing, life long learning.

Profile

Rene Testa is an expert in structural mechanics and materials. He has extensive experience in infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation, including work on the Whitestone Bridge motion monitoring systems, George Washington Bridge hanger motion study, and the Brooklyn Bridge and Triborough Bridge anchorage rehabilitation projects.

Education

B.E., McGill, 1959; M.S., Columbia, 1960; Eng.Sc.D., 1963

Contact Information

testa@civil.columbia.edu

http://impact.civil.columbia.edu/faculty/testa.html

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