Richard Kuchenrither receives award

Scholar in residence honored by Water Environment Federation

Nov. 4, 2014

Richard Kuchenrither , CU-Boulder scholar in residence and director of the CEAE water engineering and management program, has received the 2014 Robert W. Hite Distinguished Leadership Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), on behalf of Water for People . The Hite award recognizes individuals who model leadership excellence through...

3 CEAE researchers win NSF grant to study infrastructure resilience

Oct. 13, 2014

A women-led group of CU-Boulder engineering faculty will spend the next year studying how to make community infrastructure more resilient, thanks to an exploratory grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is part of the NSF’s Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems (RIPS) project, which awarded grants to...

Model on shake table

Whole lot of shakin’: CU-Boulder team competes in seismic design competition

Oct. 7, 2014

July 2014 was the 50th anniversary of one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Anchorage, Alaska. But when a team of CU-Boulder students visited the city, they were concerned with ground motions on a somewhat smaller scale. The student chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) was chosen...

Linden named WateReuse Person of the Year

Oct. 2, 2014

Karl Linden , Helen and Huber Croft Professor of Environmental Engineering, was recently named WateReuse Person of the Year by the WateReuse Association at their annual award ceremony in Dallas. According to the organization, Linden was honored for his many contributions to research and education in water reuse over more...

Students at work on Bolivia bridge

Bridges to Prosperity completes project in Bolivia

Sept. 23, 2014

This past summer, the University of Colorado Boulder chapter of Bridges to Prosperity built a 79-meter pedestrian footbridge in Ichoca, Bolivia. The bridge will allow people to cross the Chungara River and leave the city, as well as let those from surrounding communities gain access to the tiendas and markets...

Water treatment technology shows promise for fracking

Sept. 12, 2014

A CU-Boulder team led by Zhiyong “Jason” Ren, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, was recently awarded first place in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps Program , which works with NSF grant recipients to “identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research,...

EPA awards CU-Boulder $4M for new center on drinking water safety

Sept. 10, 2014

Congratulations to environmental engineering Professor R. Scott Summers and his team! Continuing its commitment to improving America’s drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 9 announced more than $8 million in grants to create two national centers for research and innovation in small- to medium-sized drinking water...

Study: Tweets during Colorado floods gave engineers valuable data on infrastructure damage

Sept. 3, 2014

A study by three CU-Boulder professors, including Shideh Dashti , assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, has shown that Twitter can be a valuable tool for assessing damage to infrastructure after a natural disaster. “People were tweeting amazing pictures and videos of damage to bridges and other infrastructure...

New book addresses role of engineering in poverty reduction

Aug. 20, 2014

Bernard Amadei, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at CU-Boulder, recently released a new book, “Engineering for Sustainable Human Development: A Guide to Successful Small Scale Community Projects,” through the ASCE Press. In his book, Amadei addresses the role of engineering in human development and poverty reduction. He introduces a framework...

Professor, alum win award for innovation at conference in Spain

Aug. 13, 2014

Professor Keith Molenaar (left) answers questions on his paper during a conference Q&A session. Professor Keith Molenaar and CU-Boulder alumnus Behzad Esmaeili (PhDCivEngr’12) have won the Jaume Blasco Award for Innovation at the 18 th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering in Alcañiz, Spain. The award recognizes the second-place...