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2014 News in Brief



CEE Video Participants Still in the Running for National Academy of Engineering Grand Prize

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Mehdi Akbarian To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Academy of Engineering created a video contest for honoring engineering contributions to past, current and future needs of society. An entry by Maria Cassidy ’14 and CEE graduate student Mehdi Akbarian explores how to use engineering models to design better pavements that could cut fuel use by three percent. They are still in the running for the grand prize of $25,000 that will be announced at the end of September. See their video: