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2015 News in Brief



Save the Date for the CEESA Career Fair

Save the date for CEESA’s annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Fair on Friday Feb. 27 from 10-1 pm in Rockwell Cage! Take advantage of the opportunity to mingle with company representatives in a more relaxed, […]

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TREX Takes Over Hawaii

On Jan. 13, a group of 22 CEE undergraduates and seven advisors traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii for a two-week journey to study the hostile effects of the vog from the Kilauea volcano on […]

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Splash! Raindrops Spread Pathogens Among Plants

Historical weather records have previously indicated that rainfall is correlated with appearance and spread of foliar diseases among plants, yet the mechanism governing such correlation remains unknown. A paper published in the Journal of the Royal […]

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Pierce Makes Way for Two New Laboratories

Faculty, staff and students gathered on Friday, February 6th for cake, refreshments and the grand opening of two new laboratories in Pierce. To commemorate the project completion, Professor Ruben Juanes and  participated in a special ribbon-cutting […]

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Marta Gonzalez Promoted to Associate Professor

Assistant Professor Marta Gonzalez has been promoted to associate professor without tenure, effective July 1st, 2015. Gonzalez works in urban computing with a specialized interest in the intersections of people with the built environment and their […]

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CEE Awards Nominations

Each spring, CEE presents a number of awards to undergrads, grads, faculty and staff. This year three new awards will be added: the Juan Hermosilla ’57 Prize for exceptional talent at the intersection of mechanics, materials, […]

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SMAP Satellite Launch a Success

On Saturday, January 31, Professor Dara Entekhabi and NASA successfully launched their Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite from the Vandenburg Air Force Base, California at 6:22 am Pacific time. “The lift-off was flawless and the […]

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MIT Team Studies the Fracture of Imperfect Graphene Materials

Experimental results have shown that, despite significant defects at grain boundaries, the strength of polycrystalline graphene, a two-dimensional carbon material discovered recently, is comparable to that of the pristine defect-free material, although it is widespread knowledge […]

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