Sara Meerow

Seminar: Bouncing Forward? Building a transformative urban resilience agenda - April 2

March 24, 2021

RISE IRT Seminar Series – Spring 2021 Bouncing Forward? Building a transformative urban resilience agenda Dr. Sara Meerow Arizona State University 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (MT) Friday, April 2, 2021 Zoom - Register to Attend Abstract: Urban scholars and policymakers are increasingly focused on enhancing resilience in the face...

Farm pivot irrigation

Research on soil moisture aims to improve irrigation models

March 17, 2021

Irrigated agriculture is the planet's largest consumer of freshwater and ultimately produces more than 40% of food worldwide. Yet the exact amounts of water actually being used in irrigation remains largely unknown. Answering that question would provide insight into the global water balance – the flow of water in and...

Power lines

Baker to address long standing grid optimization problems in CAREER award

March 16, 2021

Every day – multiple times a day – power grid operators make a complex calculation to solve a supply and demand problem. They must quickly decide how much energy their systems need to produce to accommodate the demand from their users at that moment. On average, these calculations take about...

Shideh Dashti

Dashti reflects on anniversary of Fukushima disaster

March 12, 2021

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan. The three explosions and release of nuclear radiation forced the evacuation of more than 150,000 people and re-opened old wounds from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War...

Department of Energy seal.

Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellows

March 10, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is excited to introduce the inaugural cohort of Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellows. Launched in September 2020, the IBUILD Fellowship Program works to strengthen the pool of well-trained, diverse graduate students who are equipped for research-intensive careers in...

Kyri Baker

Research explores how electric vehicle adoption may impact vulnerable communities

March 9, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are exploring how widespread use of electric vehicles in the future may impact vulnerable communities. The work is funded by a new seed grant from the Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Interdisciplinary Research Theme and is led by Assistant Professor Kyri Baker...

Alex Diaz

Head of crisis response and humanitarian aid at part of online seminar series

March 4, 2021

Alex Diaz, the head of crisis response and humanitarian aid at will speak to staff, students and faculty as part of a new seminar series in March. Diaz is set to speak virtually March 19 as part of a seminar series hosted by the Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and...

Aaron Opdyke

New Face Honoree Takes Holistic Approach to Civil Engineering

Feb. 24, 2021

American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) has honored Mortenson Center alumni Dr. Aaron Opdyke as a 2021 New Face of Civil Engineering.

Ice on power lines

What went wrong with Texas’ power grid? A Q&A with CU Boulder experts

Feb. 22, 2021

On Feb. 13, a severe winter storm swept across Texas and nearby southern states, bringing sub-zero temperatures and snowfall as far south as the border with Mexico. The polar air that descended on Texas lasted many days, leading to a statewide crisis as energy grids failed to supply enough power, fuels froze and water pipes burst.

Keith Molenaar

Professor earns ASCE-CI Peurifoy Construction Research Award

Feb. 22, 2021

Professor Keith Molenaar has been awarded the 2021 Peurifoy Construction Research Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Construction Institute (ASCE-CI) Construction Research Council.