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2008 News Releases



Tiny MIT ecosystem may shed light on climate change

By Deborah Halber Civil & Environmental Engineering Correspondent MIT researchers have created a microbial ecosystem smaller than a stick of gum that sheds new light on the plankton-eat-plankton world at the bottom of the aquatic food […]

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CEE researchers explain mystery of gravity fingers

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Researchers at MIT recently found an elegant solution to a sticky scientific problem in basic fluid mechanics: why water doesn’t soak into soil at an even rate, but instead […]

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CEE’s Alia Whitney-Johnson wins Rhodes Scholarship

Two MIT students, Alia Whitney-Johnson and Matt Gethers, have won prestigious Rhodes Scholarships to study next year at Oxford University in Britain. Whitney-Johnson is a senior in civil and environmental engineering, former Truman Scholar and one […]

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CEE Contributes Mightily to NAE Publication

By Debbie LeveyCivil & Environmental Engineering 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 […]

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CEE student receives School of Engineering’s teaching award

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Department head Professor Patrick Jaillet presented David Gonzalez-Rodriguez with the School of Engineering’s Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award for 2008 in an informal ceremony in Jaillet’s office […]

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Low-cost airlines are now the new major players

Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Leading low-cost airlines with a preference for small, inexpensive airports are now the largest airlines in the United States and Europe, according to an MIT expert on airport design and […]

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