CEE News-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Civil and Environmental Engineering department news site. Below you will find our most current news stories. To the left is an archive, by year, of our department news as well as mentions about CEE faculty, students and alumni in outside news sources. You can also browse current and previous issues of our newsletters online. 

Please feel free to contact us should you have questions or if you are an alumnus and would like to share your news with the department.  

CEE News

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Scanning for Silver: Investigating Nanoparticle Absorption in Plants

How does nanosilver effect the environment? A look at Professor Greg Lowry's collaboration between CEINT and the Centre de Recherche et d’Enseignement de Géosciences de l’ Environnement (CEREGE).  MORE
Friday, April 11, 2014

McElwee (BS ’15) to Speak at Jared L. Cohon University Center Naming Ceremony

Millard McElwee (BS ’1) will be speaking at the naming ceremony for the Jared L. Cohon University Center as part of the Carnival Weekend celebration. MORE
Thursday, April 10, 2014

University Center To Be Named for Jared L. Cohon

Jared Cohon, President Emeritus and University Professor (CEE/EPP), is being honored on Friday, April 11th, where the University Center will be officially named the Jared L. Cohon University Center.  MORE
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Michelle Couste: Blending Theatre and Civil Engineering

Junior Michelle Couste cast in an important supporting role for the latest Scotch’n’Soda theatre show thanks to skills she learned in CEE. MORE
Monday, April 7, 2014

IGERT Grant Helps Students Make International Connections

Second year CEE PhD student Lauren Strahs spent six weeks in Israel with support from the Intergrative Graduate Education Research Fellowship (IGERT) program.  MORE
Friday, April 4, 2014

Kaplan (BS ’07) Named ASCE Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Linda Kaplan (BS ’07) received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pittsburgh Section Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award. MORE
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ogunye (BS '14) Selected as DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering Award Winner

Ibironke Ogunye (BS '14) recently was selected as a DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering - College Edition award winner. MORE
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kelly Good Awarded David A. Long Scholarship

CEE PhD student Kelly Good was recently selected as the 2014 David A. Long Scholarship recipient from the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association (PA-AWWA). MORE
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Jeffie Chang (BS '13, MS '14) Wins Technical Paper Award

Jeffie Chang (BS ’13, MS ‘14) was awarded first place for her technical paper at the 2014 ASCE Ohio Valley Student Conference.  MORE
Thursday, March 27, 2014

CMU Wins Top Honors at Better Buildings Case Competition

CMU team wins two top honors at the Department of Energy's 2014 Better Building Case Competiton.  MORE
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CEE ASCE Student Chapter to Host Ohio Valley Conference

#OVSC14 - CMU student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is proud to host the 2014 Ohio Student Valley Conference this week, bringing over 370 civil engineering students and faculty from fourteen schools to Pittsburgh for design competitions in various areas of civil and environmental engineering MORE
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vibration Analysis: The “Wave” of the Future

Watch your step—it’s broadcasting a wealth of information.  CEE Assistant Professor Hae Young Noh’s research can use the vibration waves from footsteps to track people as they move throughout a building.   MORE
Monday, March 24, 2014

Samaras Interviewed on Allegheny Front

Assistant Professor Costa Samaras was interviewed on Allegheny Front, a weekly NPR environmental news program focusing on Western Pennsylvania. MORE
Monday, March 17, 2014

CEE US News & World Report Graduate Rankings for 2015 Released

CEE has ranked 10th for Civil Engineering and 7th for Environmental Engineering programs in US News & World Report's program rankings report.  MORE
Friday, March 14, 2014

Samaras and Colleagues Publish Research Estimating Road Damage from Shale Gas Operations

CEE Assistant Professor Constantine Samaras and colleagues recently published a paper in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems titled Estimating the Consumptive Use Costs of Shale Natural Gas Extraction on Pennsylvania Roadways. MORE