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Civil and Environmental Engineering

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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Grant may help tap into enormous new energy source

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering A $1.5 million grant from the Department of Energy to a young professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ruben Juanes, could lead to a better understanding […]

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Teaching students to think small, quickly

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil engineers by tradition are concerned with the big picture, but some are refocusing their vision, zooming in to solve minute problems we can’t see with the naked eye, […]

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