Mortenson Center in Global Engineering Gift

Sept. 1, 2020

News article highlights a year of growth for MCGE and a new gift https://www.colorado.edu/engineering/2020/08/20/new-gift-caps-growth-year-mortenson-center-global-engineering

DRIP (Drought Resilience Impact Platform) selected for the top 100 in MacArthur Foundations's 100 & Change

April 28, 2020

The Drought Resilience Impact Platform will end Horn of Africa drought emergencies through monitoring, evidence-based decisions, and coordinated actions to ensure water is always available. Read more here: https://solutions.leverforchange.org/100-change-2020/drip-ending-drought-emergencies-in-the-horn-of-africa/

Javernick-Will Guest Editing Special Issue, "Sheltering and Housing Displaced Populations" for the journal Sustainability with Opdyke

Sept. 27, 2019

I am excited to be guest editing, together with Dr. Aaron Opdyke (University of Sydney) a Special Issue for the journal Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050, IF 2.592), entitled " Sheltering and Housing Displaced Populations ". This Special Issue seeks contributions focusing on sheltering and housing in post-disaster settlements. We seek contributions...

Javernick-Will, Liel (CU Boulder), and Koschmann (CU Boulder) awarded NSF Grant “Building Capacity for Safer Post-disaster Shelter"

March 18, 2019

Associate Professor Amy Javernick-Will, along with Co-PIs Abbie Liel (Structural Engineering) and Matt Koschmann (Communication), received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE) program to study post-disaster shelter reconstruction programs in the Philippines and Puerto Rico. With this three-year, $500,000 grant the...

Using Network Analysis to Understand Alignment Toward Collective Action

Jan. 7, 2019

At University of North Carolina’s 2018 Water and Health Conference, University of Colorado Boulder's Kimberly Pugel presented two case studies to highlight a method SWS is using to visualize the priorities of each actor within a network by combining standard network analysis with qualitative interviews. SWS partners are seeking to...

Factor and Actor Networks: Alignment of Collective Action Groups for Water Sustainability in Ethiopia

Jan. 7, 2019

As the international water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector moves towards approaches that strengthen the wider political, social, technical, institutional, and environmental sub-systems that keep WASH infrastructure functioning, there is a growing need to understand the organizations, governments, and people that manage and rely on these sub-systems. As no single...

Javernick-Will receives ASCE's Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction

Oct. 25, 2018

Amy was incredibly honored to receive the Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction in April 2018. The Daniel W. Halpin award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship that advances construction engineering as a science. For Amy, it was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on her projects, but...

GAANN awarded to CU Boulder CEAE!

Oct. 25, 2018

CU Boulder's Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) department received an award from the Department of Education to host a new fellowship program, sponsored by the Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN). Our project is entitled "Integrative Reengineering of Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Communities". This project aims to increase...

Disaster Reconstruction Video Highlights Findings from Typhoon Haiyan

Jan. 17, 2018

Explore our findings from 3 years of longitudinal research on humanitarian shelter projects in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan in our new animated video!

Javernick-Will, Liel (CU Boulder), and Rivera (CU Boulder) awarded Innovative Seed Grant "Post Disaster Housing Reconstruction: Participation, Performance, and Resilience"

March 27, 2017

Associate Professor Amy Javernick-Will, along with PhD student Casie Venable and Co-PIs Abbie Liel (Structural Engineering) and Danielle Rivera (Environmental Design), received an Innovative Seed Grant from the University of Colorado to study housing in the aftermath of the April 2016 earthquake in Ecuador. With this grant, the team will examine how communities participate in rebuilding housing, how these rebuilt houses are expected to perform, and the link between participation and performance.

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