With deep sadness we convey that Larry Cartwright passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the age of 70.
In 1977, Larry Cartwright began his CMU career as the manager of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratories. His propensity for teaching was immediately apparent, and he has since been the instructor for several undergraduate courses including CEE Design, Soils Lab, Materials Lab, and Design and Construction. He has been recognized more than once as an outstanding teacher, including winning CMU’s Ryan Award in 1994—an honor given to one faculty member each year for demonstrating unusual devotion and effectiveness as an instructor. In 2004 he was appointed as a full Teaching Professor, the highest honor awarded to teaching faculty at CMU. Larry is a past recipient of the ASCE Pittsburgh Professor of the Year award and served as the CMU Chapter's Faculty Advisor for many years.
He proudly served his country as a Staff Sgt. with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his loving sister, Marilyn.
CMU Civil Engineering Department Chair Dave Dzombak stated, "Larry left a substantial legacy at Carnegie Mellon, including physical infrastructure in Porter Hall and around campus, philanthropic infrastructure through his great generosity, and generations of CEE students who carry on his creativity and joie de vivre. The last component of his legacy was no doubt the most important to him." More on CMU's Memorial page.
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