Bernard Amadei poses in front of a map of the world

Amadei receives top honor from construction industry group

June 21, 2016

Bernard Amadei, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering and founder of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB), has received the Construction Industry Institute’s highest honor for his contributions to the construction industry through EWB. The Construction Industry Institute established the Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence in 1985 to recognize...

The four members of Crimaldi's research team

Crimaldi olfaction research featured on PBS Newshour

June 10, 2016

"This science squad has a singular mission: Unravel how the oldest guidance system in the world, smell, works. And by doing so, the team aims to teach robots how to smell too."

An aerial photo of Antarctica's dry McMudro valleys

McKnight study provides glimpse into planet’s long history of combustion

June 8, 2016

The study may open new avenues of inquiry into how black carbon signatures have shifted over time and how dissolved black carbon is transported to the world’s oceans and lakes. “Having a new chemical tool that allows us to identify the source and transformation of black carbon is very exciting,” said Diane McKnight, a professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at CU-Boulder, an INSTAAR fellow and a co-author of the study.

Octavio Franco

Alum plays lead role in Panama Canal expansion project

June 2, 2016

Octavio Franco (MSCivEngr'91) watched over the construction of the massive gates at center of the project to double the canal's capacity.

Joe Kasprzyk

Kasprzyk recognized for environmental modeling research

May 27, 2016

Assistant Professor Joseph Kasprzyk has won the Early Career Research Excellence Award from the International Environmental Modeling and Software Society (iEMSs). Kasprzyk was recognized for his overall research efforts, which include an EPA-funded project to provide a decision support framework for water treatment plants under climate extremes, as well as...

Kevin Alfonso Alas Enriquez wipes sweat from his brow as he holds a shade tent in a sugarcane field

Examining climate change’s role in kidney disease

May 24, 2016

Balaji Rajagopalan and Henry Diaz of CU-Boulder and CIRES helped medical colleagues assess relationships between global disease patterns and temperature trends.

Alum honored with two awards from ASHRAE

May 2, 2016

Rachel Romero (MSCivEngr'13) currently works as an energy engineering at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Kyle Shimabuku

Environmental engineering student wins water scholarship

April 20, 2016

Kyle Shimabuku was selected for American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2016 American Water Scholarship scholarship due to his exceptional academic abilities, commitment to service and leadership to contribute to the advancement of science in the field of drinking water.

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How do you like your tap water?

March 7, 2016

In a recent Science podcast and article, associate professor Fernando Rosario-Ortiz looks at how approaches to water purification differ between countries.

Rendering of college science building

Design-build team takes third in national competition

Feb. 16, 2016

Grieble and Co. may not be a real company, but they sure look good on paper. That’s the name five CU-Boulder students gave their fictitious company for the Design-Build Institute of America’s National Student Competition, held in November 2015. The competition challenged teams to use design-build methods to submit a...