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CEE alumnus harnesses the wind in Nicaragua

A CEE alumnus received the CNN Heroes award in July for his persistent hard work and ingenuity in providing sustainable electricity to isolated communities along Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast. Just after getting his S.M. degree from MIT […]

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London’s deputy mayor meets with CEE faculty

London’s Deputy Mayor Nicky Gavron met with MIT faculty, including half a dozen members of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aug. 24 to discuss ways of reducing that city’s carbon dioxide emissions. Gavron has […]

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MIT probes secret of bone’s strength

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Scientists and engineers are eager to understand the secret behind bone’s lightweight toughness so they can mimic it in the design of new materials, but experimental studies have revealed […]

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Footbridges carry students from theory to practice

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Students in the senior engineering design class (1.013 Civil Engineering Design) once again designed and built portable footbridges that could be used in a savannah climate where seasonal streams […]

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Sophomores put their energy to practical use

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Start with a little sawdust. Throw in a flywheel, some pulleys, a pendulum, a ball and lever, and you’ve got…not just a gizmo, but also a vehicle for teaching […]

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New graduate fellowship announced at awards dinner

Michael Messner, who received the S.M. in transportation (1980) from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his wife, Jenny Messner, have established a new fund to support graduate student fellowships in CEE. The Messners […]

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