John McCartney Wins Paper Competition

Sept. 26, 2012

John McCartney CEAE assistant professor John McCartney won the Deep Foundations Institute's 2012 Young Professor Paper Competition for his paper "Strain Distributions in Full-Scale Energy Foundations." The award will be presented at the DFI Annual Conference in Houston in October 2012.

Mark Hernandez Receives Education Award

Sept. 25, 2012

Mark Hernandez CEAE professor Mark Hernandez has been selected to receive the 2012 HENAAC Education Award recognizing the best and brightest engineers and scientists within the Hispanic community. The award will be presented in October at the 24th annual HENAAC Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Students Build Pedestrian Bridge in Bolivia

Aug. 31, 2012

Austin Cerny, Shelby Buescher, Mickey Chianese, Nikki Mayer, and Mike Brennecke on the completed bridge. Three civil engineering students were among a group that traveled to an isolated region of Bolivia to help construct a 50 meter long suspended cable pedestrian bridge this summer. Civil engineering students Mickey Chianese, Shelby...

Vijay Gupta Receives CUAHSI Community Service Award

Aug. 9, 2012

CEAE professor Vijay Gupta received the 2012 Community Service Award from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI). The award was "in recognition of his outstanding vision and leadership in the development of interdisciplinary research in hydrologic science" and was presented at the consortium's third biennial...

Report on National Disaster Resilience

Aug. 9, 2012

CEAE professor Bernard Amadei is a member of a National Academies committee that recently reported on the nation's resilience to natural and human-caused disasters. The full press release can be viewed here and the report summary is available here .

Three Student Teams Place in FAA Design Competition

July 27, 2012

Second place winners Jeff Sogge, Natalie Bixler, Evan Coffey, Dan Jones, Jon Mandel, and Emily Merchant Three student teams from CVEN 4434 Environmental Engineering Design placed in the 2011-2012 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) University Competition, in the "Airport Environmental Interactions" category. All three teams were advised by CEAE professor Angela...

PhD Student Investigates Biochar for Water Treatment in Developing Countries

July 19, 2012

Civil engineering PhD student Joshua Kearns is researching ways to improve sanitation and water quality in developing communities through the use of biochar. Read more: Daily Camera article with video

Keith Molenaar Elected to Pan American Academy of Engineering

July 11, 2012

CEAE professor and department chair Keith Molenaar has been elected to the Pan American Academy of Engineering, and will be inducted in October 2012 in Mexico City. The organization was founded "to establish excellence frameworks where outstanding engineers can define objectives and policies for engineering that help the sustainable development...

Michael Brandemuehl receives ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award

July 11, 2012

CEAE professor Michael Brandemuehl was awarded the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Exceptional Service Award in June 2012. The award recognizes ASHRAE Distinguished Award recipients who have continued to serve the Society faithfully and with exemplary effort.

Students Introduce Green Energy Curriculum in Haiti

July 11, 2012

Civil engineering graduate student Nathan Canney was among a group that traveled to Haiti in June 2012 to introduce a green energy vocational training program that paves the way for a new era of distributed power in the poverty-stricken, earthquake-damaged nation. Please see the full story here .