Four CAREER awards within past year

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Assistant Professors Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Ann Jeffers, Carol Menassa and Krista Wigginton have each earned National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards within the past twelve months.

This award is given to those who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. It is NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.

Jason McCormick honored as Arthur P. Thurnau Professor

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Associate Professor, Jason McCormick, has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as one of this year's Arthur F. Thurnau Professors. The 2018 honorees were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

CEE Alumnus Elected to National Academy of Engineering

CEE Alumnus
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Environmental Engineering Professor and CEE Alumnus, Pedro Alvarez, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a U.S. engineer. The NAE selected Alvarez for his contributions to the practice and pedagogy of bioremediation and environmental nanotechnology.

NGTS Faculty and MiTSO Attend TRB Transportation Meeting

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Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty and students recently attended one of the world’s largest gatherings of transportation professionals. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) held their 97th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C on January 7-11, 2018. A group from the Michigan Transportation Student Organization (MiTSO), along with six CEE faculty members, traveled to D.C. to learn more about the latest issues and innovations involving transportation.

Extensive Updates for Analytical Lab Equipment

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​Civil and Environmental Engineering is finishing up the installation of extensive upgrades to the lab equipment in the Core Analytical Facility in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) building.

The upgrades makes more speciation available and the new equipment has better detection limits for measuring lower concentrations. The Core Analytical Facility is primarily utilized by environmental engineering undergraduates, graduate, doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty.

Emily Crossette Awarded $10,000 ITiMS Grant

Emily Crossette
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The Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) program awarded doctoral student Emily Crossette with a $10,000 mini-grant to evaluate the dynamics of antimicrobial resistant genes in manure management systems.

The ITiMS program trains future scientists who will design and implement novel prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies stemming from a deep understanding of the impact of microbial communities on human and environmental health.

Professor Wigginton selected for Department Excellence Award

Krista Wigginton
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Assistant Professor Krista Rule Wigginton has been selected by the CEE Honors and Awards Committee to receive the 2018 Department Excellence Award.

Dr. Krista Rule Wigginton's research focuses on applications of environmental biotechnology in drinking water and wastewater treatment. In particular, her research group develops new methods to detect and analyze the fate of emerging pollutants in the environment. 

Professor Spence Receives John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award

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CEE Professor, Seymour Spence, was named the recipient of the 2017-208 John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award which recognizes sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction and guidance at all levels impacting the experience of undergraduate and graduate students.

Professor Spence was specifically recognized for his pioneering contributions to the structural engineering curriculum including re-introduction of CEE 517: Reliability of Structures and the revamping CEE 611: Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering.

Professor Woods Receives Edward Law Emeritus/Emerita Outstanding Service Award

Professor Richard Woods
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​CEE Emeritus Professor, Dick Woods, was named the recipient of the 2017-2018 Edward Law Emeritus/Emerita Outstanding Service Award. 

This award celebrates the continued service contributions, including teaching and research, an emeritus/emerita makes to the College of Engineering after retirement.  Professor Woods has been an indispensable member of the geotechnical engineering group who has continued to offer a number of highly-enrolled courses in soil dynamics and has been a inspirational mentor to graduate students.

3-D Full Waveform Tomography for Sinkhole Identification

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Two former Civil and Environmental geotechnical engineering doctoral students, Kenneth Stokoe and Dennis Hiltunen, collaborated to present a workshop on three dimensional (3-D) characterization of the underground. CEE Professor Emeritus, Richard Woods, was co-chairman of both of their doctoral committees when they studied at U-M.


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