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CEAE and EVEN Spring 2021 Graduation Ceremony Information

May 4, 2021

Congratulations on your Graduation! The Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department and the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Colorado Boulder will be hosting a livestream graduation ceremony. You're invited to join us to celebrate your accomplishment with fellow students, faculty, staff, family and friends. Friday, May 7th, 2021...

The team

EVEN capstone design team shines at WERC Environmental Design Contest

April 23, 2021

A team of senior Environmental Engineering students have won three awards for their design work on PFOA and PFOS destruction at the Waste Management Education Research Conference (WERC) Environmental Design Contest. The contest began in 1991 and awards over $30,000 in cash prizes for “solutions to engineering tasks by industry partners and government agencies.”

Sophie Woods

Think globally, act locally: Engineers adjust plans to support Colorado town

April 20, 2021

La Jara is a small, rural town in southern Colorado. In 2014, an engineering team came in to redesign the town’s water piping infrastructure. Unfortunately, the town is now having major issues with water pressure, especially when the fire station is using water. These issues affect all members of the...

Sherri Cook

Finding sustainable solutions to wicked water problems

April 14, 2021

“If you have a water need, there’s a creative answer that we can find.” Sherri Cook is researching solutions for better wastewater treatment and reuse. An assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, Cook is focused on water and sanitation...

The Flatirons with poppies.

Graduation 2021 Ceremony Information

April 7, 2021

Spring Semester is almost over and that means graduation is coming very soon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our ceremony will be virtual this year. The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and Environmental Engineering Program will be live-streamed on: Friday, May 7 10:00 a.m...

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Research on soil moisture aims to improve irrigation models

March 17, 2021

Irrigated agriculture is the planet's largest consumer of freshwater and ultimately produces more than 40% of food worldwide. Yet the exact amounts of water actually being used in irrigation remains largely unknown. Answering that question would provide insight into the global water balance – the flow of water in and...

Kimberly Pugel

PhD student Kimberly Pugel Honored as 2021 New Face of Civil Engineering by ASCE

Feb. 22, 2021

ASCE has honored Kimberly Pugel as a 2021 New Face of Civil Engineering. Pugel’s work combines environmental engineering, planning, policymaking, and a heavy dose of communication skills, particularly as it relates to facilitating communication between stakeholders and decision-makers.

Anna Libey

Exploring assumptions in financing for urban water utilities in low-income countries

Feb. 12, 2021

Anna Libey, a PhD student in environmental engineering at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a new paper that compares utilities around the world and advocates for more subsidization in utility operations to provide clean water.

Mark Hernandez

CU Boulder researchers help clear the air in Denver Public Schools

Jan. 21, 2021

Since the summer, Professor Mark Hernandez and his team have been working in the Denver district’s classrooms to install a new generation of high-efficiency air filters.

Duong Nguyen

Duong Nguyen Wins Prestigious Water Industry Fellowship

Jan. 8, 2021

CU Boulder Environmental Engineering Graduate Associate Duong Nguyen was recently chosen for the prestigious 2020 American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and Bureau of Reclamation Fellowship for Membrane Technology. Nguyen is studying ultra-selective air-gap reverse osmosis distillation membranes for desalination, water reuse, and resource recovery under the guidance of Assistant Professor...

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