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2008 News in Brief



CEE contributes mightily to NAE publication

MIT civil and environmental engineering faculty and alumni wrote most of the articles in the summer 2008 issue of the National Academy of Engineering’s quarterly magazine, The Bridge. All dealt with the urgent problems of transportation […]

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Dara Entekhabi succeeds Penny Chisholm as ESI director

Professor Dara Entekhabi, director of Parsons Laboratory, will become the new director of the Earth System Initiative, effective July 1. Entekhabi succeeds Professor Penny Chisholm, who helped conceive of the initiative and served as its director […]

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Lerman to become MIT’s vice chancellor

Dean for Graduate Education Steven R. Lerman, the Class of 1922 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will become MIT’s vice chancellor, effective July 1, Chancellor Phillip L. Clay announced last week. In his role as […]

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Steel bridge team competes at nationals

The MIT Steel Bridge team had a construction time of just 5 minutes at nationals May 24, but suffered a few penalties that contributed to their final cost of $3.8 million. That earned the team a […]

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