Abbie Weeks

Environmental Engineering senior earns award for academic excellence and community service

May 5, 2021

Environmental Engineering senior Abbie Weeks has earned the 2021 Silver Medal Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The honor recognizes graduating seniors who embody the values of academic excellence, personal integrity, professionalism and community service. Congratulations Abbie! Below she talks about her work, time at CU Boulder,...

Mark Hernandez

Hernandez featured in Washington Post COVID story

May 4, 2021

How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely. Sierra Mar, a resort restaurant in Big Sur, Calif., has added new technology to reduce possible transmission of coronavirus and other of airborne pathogens

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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...

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...

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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.

The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people across the globe lack access to an all-season road within two kilometers of their home – potentially limiting their access to health care, schools and markets. It’s a problem the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering is working to better quantify and solve with Bridges to Prosperity and other collaborators.

Mortenson Center leading work to study trail bridge use in rural Rwanda

Dec. 18, 2020

The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people across the globe lack access to an all-season road within two kilometers of their home – potentially limiting their access to health care, schools and markets. It’s a problem the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering is working to better quantify and solve with Bridges to Prosperity and other collaborators.

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