Lupita Montoya

Environmental engineering professor among recipients of entrepreneurial seed grants

Nov. 20, 2015

Lupita Montoya will use her funds to support the integration of entrepreneurship principles focusing on the needs of Latino and Native American communities in an existing sustainable design course taught in a Residential Academic Program, expanding the course offering to all majors.

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All-women team overcomes hurdles to complete Bridges to Prosperity project in Bolivia

Nov. 13, 2015

During her first trip with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) last summer, civil engineering major Mia Schrilla learned an important lesson that should serve her well in her career. “Prepare for anything,” she said. “Things will probably go wrong, and you’ll probably get through it.” The fourth-year BS/MS student and a...

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CEAE researchers get $1M from EPA to develop strategies for assessing drought-fueled water scarcity, quality

Nov. 10, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1 million to a team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers to develop a novel set of tools and strategies for assessing water quality and availability in light of drought and other natural hazards exacerbated by climate change. The three-year project will help municipal water utilities across the U.S.—especially those in drought-stricken regions—make informed decisions about water quantity and quality, which may help lower water treatment costs and improve public health.

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AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network invites community groups to apply for grants

Nov. 4, 2015

Community, tribal and K-12 groups are invited to submit project proposals that explore impacts of oil and gas development on their local communities with support from the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network based at the University of Colorado Boulder. The grants of up to $5,000 each aim to improve understanding of the risks and benefits of oil and gas development as identified by community organizations.

Malcolm Bolton

Malcolm Bolton to deliver 23rd Hilf lecture in geotechnical engineering

Oct. 6, 2015

Cambridge University emeritus professor will speak on Performance-Based Design in Geotechnics.

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Fall update from CU-Boulder chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA

Oct. 1, 2015

Rwanda and Peru teams carried out successful summer projects, while the Nepal team conquered the challenge of a travel ban following April earthquakes.

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Now hiring for multiple tenure-track faculty positions

Sept. 29, 2015

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering is conducting a search for multiple tenure-track faculty positions to begin in 2016-2017 academic year. New faculty will add to existing strengths in interdisciplinary research thrusts such as energy, resilience and sustainability, structures and materials, geo-engineering, and civil engineering systems. The focus...

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New year, new opportunity for concrete canoe team

Sept. 22, 2015

After strong showings in the 2013 and 2014 regional competitions, CU-Boulder’s concrete canoe team experienced something of a “rebuilding year” this past spring. “When we put the canoe in the water, someone stepped in and punctured a hole in it,” said new team captain Victoria Wallis, a senior architectural engineering...

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Researchers: El Niño effects on India monsoons vary by region, sub-season

Sept. 21, 2015

Professor Balaji Rajagopalan and Emily Gill (PhDCivEngr'15) have spent years dissecting the relationship between El Niño and La Niña and monsoonal rainfall in India. They have found that focusing on El Niño and La Niña’s impacts on the monsoon in regions and sub-seasons—instead of all-India for the whole monsoon season—may improve rainfall forecasts.

Visualization of interacting odor plumes

CEAE professor to lead $6.4M animal olfactory navigation research

Sept. 21, 2015

An interdisciplinary research team led by a University of Colorado Boulder professor has won a major NSF award to help "crack the olfactory code."