2017 Distinguished Service Award honoree: Tarolyn Buckles
Civil and Environmental Engineering
A champion for STEM diversity
Dimitrios Zekkos’ Team Use Drones to Aid Archaeology
Dimitrios Zekkos and some of his students spent part of the 2016 summer in northeastern Greece.
CEE Students Attend UNLEASH Lab in Denmark
Three Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. students, Christina Reynolds, Kevin Fries and Matt Vedrin, attended the inaugural UNLEASH Lab conference in Denmark in August.
Flannigan Earns First Prize in EMI Paper Competition
Civil engineering graduate student, Katherine Flanigan, was awarded the first place prize in the Engineering Mechanics Institute’s Student Paper Competition.
Menassa Receives ASCE’s Alfred Noble Prize
Carol Menassa has been selected to receive the Alfred Noble Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
CEE’s Yafeng Yin, Zhengtian Xu, and Zhibin Chen receive best paper award
CEE Professor Yafeng Yin and three of his students have earned the Ryuichi Kitamura Paper Award presented by the Transportation Research Board of the U.S. National Academies.
Mcity demos: Self-driving cars can be even safer with connected technology
At the University of Michigan’s Mcity Test Facility, self-driving cars were part of a series of demonstrations that illustrated the key role connected technology can play in harnessing the safety benefits that self-driving vehicles promise.
Prof. Henry Liu and Michigan Traffic Lab Featured in Forbes
University Of Michigan deploys augmented reality system to aid testing of automated vehicles.
Erik Anderson II: Future engineering Jedi
“I don’t see many people that look like me in the field of environmental engineering. It made me want to do stuff like that,” Erik says. “I want to help show other people of color that we can do this too.”
Emeritus Professor Richard Woods named to the NSF’s Network Independent Advisory Committee
Prof. Woods has been appointed to the Network Independent Advisory Committee to oversee the NHERI Network for a five-year term beginning May 1, 2017.
Steps for Flint residents to reduce bacteria in filtered water
While filters reduce lead, they can harbor bacteria.
Doctoral student Emily Crossette receives ITiMS program fellowship
The Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) program recently awarded a fellowship to Doctoral student Emily Crossette.
Doctoral student Matt Vedrin receives Dow Sustainability Fellowship
Doctoral student Matt Vedrin has been selected to receive a Fellowship from the Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows Program.
Environmental Engineering doctoral students receive awards
Engineering doctoral students, Raghav Reddy and Matt Vedrin, receive awards to help conduct their specialized research
Midwest USDOT Center for Connected and Automated Transportation established
$2.47 million midwest research center will conduct connected and automated vehicle research.
ASCE / CEEFA Banquet 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter hosted the event that honored several CEE members.
Professor Kamat Receives the CII Distinguished Professor Award
Professor Vineet R. Kamat was the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII). Professor Kamat was presented with the award during the CII Annual Conference on August 1 in Orlando, Fl.
Commemorating a career: Steven Wright retires
CEE Professor Steven Wright retires after 40 years of service.
Five students earn Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships
Doctoral students Elizabeth Agee, Byungjoo Choi, Heather Goetsch, Bharadwaj Mantha and Chia-Chen Wu have each been selected to receive a Rackham Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Carol Menassa receives the 2017 Daniel W. Halpin Award
Associate CEE Professor Carol Menassa was selected as this year’s recipient of the Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction on March 7, 2017.