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2010 News in Brief



Grad student’s work receives accolades

A poster by graduate student Rouzbeh Shahsavari on the “Transferability of Empirical Force Fields” received the Best Poster award from the American Ceramic Society, Cements Division at the organization’s annual meeting held at Purdue University in […]

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AirMOSS selected as NASA proof-of-concept mission

In May, NASA announced that the Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface (AirMOSS) mission has been selected as one of the first Earth Venture projects, which use new technologies to monitor Earth systems through remote […]

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SMAP mission on cover of IEEE publication

The cover of the May 2010 special issue of The Proceedings of the IEEE on “Remote Satellite Sensing: Monitoring Water, Carbon and Global Climate Change” features an artist’s rendition of the satellite in NASA’s Soil Moisture […]

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Salps send carbon sinking

The salp, a smallish, barrel-shaped organism that resembles a kind of streamlined jellyfish, may help remove carbon dioxide from the upper ocean by processing tiny particles into pellets that sink, say researchers including CEE Professor Roman […]

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CEE graduate student receives Fulbright scholarship

CEE graduate Travis Dunn, who just completed his Ph.D. in transportation, has received a Fulbright scholarship to live in Mexico next year to study advanced transportation technologies for mobility, the environment and economic development. Dunn’s thesis […]

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Provost releases Environmental Council report

Provost Rafael Reif today released the report of the Environmental Research Council (ERC), chaired by CEE Professor Dara Entekhabi, and asked the council to design an implementation plan for launching an MIT Environmental Initiative in January […]

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Two from CEE are Burchard Scholars

Juniors Connie Liu (1E) and Khalea Robinson (1C) were MIT Burchard Scholars during spring 2010. The Burchard Scholars Program brings together distinguished members of the faculty with sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated excellence in some […]

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