Architectural engineering students volunteer on Habitat for Humanity project

Dec. 4, 2012

Sixteen members of the Architectural Engineering Institute student chapter made a difference in a family's life by helping to build their new home in Lafayette. During the Habitat for Humanity work day on Oct. 6, the students worked on a drainage system outside the edge of the foundation and removed...

An interview with Edie Zagona

Nov. 29, 2012

CEAE research professor Edie Zagona discusses her work as director of the Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems (CADSWES) in this interview with CU Connections.

Alaska’s iconic Columbia Glacier expected to stop retreating in 2020, says CU-Boulder study

Nov. 28, 2012

The wild and dramatic cascade of ice into the ocean from Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, an iconic glacier featured in the documentary “Chasing Ice” and one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, will cease around 2020, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. Read the full...

Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy attracts strong industry support; first course offered to professionals June 18-21

Nov. 20, 2012

More than a dozen lighting industry leaders have signed on as sponsors of the new Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy, which will offer a one-of-a-kind immersive educational opportunity for lighting professionals next summer at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy, or RMLA, was established by faculty in...

Environmental Engineering Students Win National Design Competition

Nov. 16, 2012

Students from the spring 2012 CVEN 4434/5434 Environmental Engineering Design class won the Water Environment Federation (WEF) 2012 Student Design Competition. The project "Broadmoor Park Properties Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade" won in the wastewater design category. The competition took place in October as part of WEF's 85th Annual Technical Exhibition...

CEAE Faculty Awarded Grant to Study Interactions between Engineering and Sustainability

Nov. 16, 2012

Building life-cycle phases considered for assessing hazard resistance and environmental impacts. Click image to view. CEAE professor Abbie Liel and her team have been awarded a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Civil Infrastructure Systems Program. The core component of the proposed research is a method for assessing the...

U.S. State Department appoints Professor Bernard Amadei as Science Envoy

Nov. 12, 2012

CEAE professor Bernard Amadei has been appointed one of three new Science Envoys by the U.S. Department of State. These preeminent scientists will seek to deepen existing ties, foster new relationships with foreign counterparts, and discuss potential areas of collaboration that will help address global challenges and realize shared goals...

CEAE Faculty Awarded $1 Million to Investigate Solar Thermal Energy Storage

Oct. 19, 2012

Flow processes investigated through full-scale field tests, soil tank tests, and numerical simulations of soil-borehole thermal energy storage systems. Click image to view larger. CEAE professor John McCartney and Co-PI Adam Reed (Law) received $1.01 million from the National Science Foundation for work on "Sustainable Energy Pathways Collaborative: Pathways to...

Research Team Awarded $12 Million Grant to Study Natural Gas Development

Oct. 18, 2012

Professor Joe Ryan CEAE professor Joseph Ryan and his research team have been awarded a $12 million grant as part of the National Science Foundation's Sustainability Research Network initiative. The team will study the social, ecological, and economic aspects of natural gas development and the protection of air and water...

Engineers Without Borders-USA Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Regional Conference

Oct. 1, 2012

Bernard Amadei Engineers Without Borders-USA, founded in 2002 by CEAE professor Bernard Amadei, will hold its 2012 Mountain Region Conference at CU-Boulder October 5-7, 2012. Read the full article here .