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Global Engineering Education: A Shared Approach

Oct. 8, 2022

A publication spearheaded by the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience seeks to create better alignment among academic programs and sector needs when it comes to training engineers in global development. The publication comes after the center hosted over 100 participants from universities, donors, government agencies and industry partners...

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Studying the Marshall Fire recovery to help communities rebuild

Sept. 19, 2022

An interdisciplinary team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers has received a major National Science Foundation grant to study long-term community impacts of the Marshall fire to help improve outcomes from future disasters.

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Testing for E. coli in real time

Sept. 13, 2022

A new water quality sensor developed by engineers at CU Boulder can quickly, cheaply and accurately monitor for the presence of E. coli bacteria in water supplies, an issue that may affect more people in the U.S. and around the world in the future. Emily Bedell (PhDEnvEngr’22) is lead author...

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Report outlines emerging technologies to improve Colorado water management

Aug. 10, 2022

A new report from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University outlines how a variety of emerging technologies can help water managers, landowners and policymakers improve western water management in the face of severe, ongoing drought. From blockchain and satellite telemetry to improved sensors and advanced aerial observation...

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CU Boulder selected to participate in EPA’s student design program

Aug. 10, 2022

Colorado Daily is spotlighting the University of Colorado Boulder's participation in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-funded program to develop a preliminary tool designed to help people around the world learn whether their drinking water is at risk of containing chemical toxins. “The goal here is to have an impact certainly...

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Pair of CU Boulder PhD students publish research to address growing drought issues in Africa

July 29, 2022

CU Boulder PhD candidates Katie Fankhauser and Denis Muthike are lead authors of new research on our ability to forecast, mitigate and quickly respond to increasingly intense drought conditions in Africa due to climate change. Fankhauser is seeking a PhD in environmental engineering while Muthike is working towards a PhD...

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Civil engineering student, a tsunami survivor, awarded fellowship to study disaster recovery

June 24, 2022

Ilham Siddiq survived the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami and is now using his firsthand disaster knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness of recovery policies. Siddiq, a civil engineering PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder and native of Indonesia, has earned a prestigious United States Agency for...

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Sustainable WASH Systems learning partnership publishes end-of-project report

June 24, 2022

The Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership led by CU Boulder has published an end-of-cycle report detailing work completed through the $15 million project with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Over the last five years, the learning partnership coordinated the efforts of seven organizations in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia...

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Home-grown community engagement

June 24, 2022

Scooping dirt from the garden bed, Britta Bergstrom takes a handful of carrot seeds, gently places them in the dip and firms the warm earth back over top as a group of students look on with a gleam of wonder in their eyes. Bergstrom, a graduate student in the Mortenson...

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Researchers to explore link between women’s perspectives and resilient housing design

May 10, 2022

Engineers have studied disaster resilience in housing for decades – exploring and creating better solutions to keep people safe and in place after events like earthquakes with minimal disruption to their daily lives. New research from CU Boulder aims to take that work further by better incorporating the perspectives and...