Pearlman to Receive ASCE’s 2020 Wallace Hayward Baker Award for Ingenious Innovation in the Field of Ground ModificationAlumnus Seth Pearlman (BS '78, MS '79), President and CEO of Menard Group USA, has been selected by the Geo-Institute Board of Governors at the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2020 Wallace Hayward Baker Award for Ingenious Innovation in the Field of Ground Modification.
Supporting Environment by Designing Water Treatment PlantsVignesh Ramakrishnan (CEE 2012) is working as an Environmental Engineer for CDM Smith in Chennai, India. His passion for water and the environment led him to Pittsburgh and CEE to earn his master’s degree. “When I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this field, I began looking for programs in the United States. It was an easy decision to choose CEE,” he says.
Hands-on Engineering Mechanics: FallingwaterStudents in Tom Leech’s Engineering Mechanics class recently traveled to Fallingwater for a lecture and tour summarizing the history and architecture of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright property. The annual trip gives students the opportunity to visualize Fallingwater’s structure—and the maintenance needed to keep the building sound as well as understand the engineering principles utilized in the unique home’s construction.
Carbon Intensity of Power Sector Down in 2019Power generation from coal fell significantly, while natural gas, solar, and wind generation all increased, leading to a reduction in the overall carbon intensity of the U.S. power sector from 2018 Q2 to 2019 Q2, according to the Power Sector Carbon Index supported by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.
Building Global Successes: Jonathan TannerAs a management consultant in the automotive, aerospace, travel, and information sectors for A.T. Kearney, Johnathan Tanner (CEE ‘15, ETIM ‘15) brings to bear his background in engineering and business to help clients control costs. The projects on which he has worked have ranged from helping clients develop research labs to developing new business units.
Farming Data, Improving Productionor Arvind Murali Mohan (MS ’10, PhD ’13), the opportunity to use technology to help farmers compile previously siloed data into one central platform means the chance to help them even the playing field in an industry where so many inputs are beyond their control. As a co-founder of foris.io, a Silicon Valley-based precision agriculture startup that helps farmers with field management and crop performance, Mohan heads up research and development for the company.
Zhang Awarded Mao Yisheng Graduate FellowshipPhD candidate Yilin Zhang was recently awarded the Mao Yisheng Graduate Fellowship. He is currently advised by professors Gregory Lowry (CEE) and Robert Tilton (ChemE) and is developing functional polymer structures for environmental applications, including temperature-responsive drug delivery in plants and mercury removal from water and liquid hydrocarbon.
Kurland to Give Keynote at Africa GIS 2019 ConferenceTeaching professor Kristen Kurland will be a keynote speaker in Kigali, Rwanda at the Africa GIS 2019 conference. Her talk, Smart Cities and the Future of Urban Planning, discusses the increasing need for data, technology, and computational systems to improve many aspects of urban life. Her talk synthesizes past, present, and future projects that use 2D and 3D GIS and virtual reality collaborations to bring such projects to fruition.
Recent Alumni Participate in MIT Rising Stars WorkshopThree recent CEE PhD graduates recently participated in MIT’s Rising Stars in Civil and Environmental Engineering workshop, a competitive program the brings 20 women together to prepare them for careers in academia and as leaders in civil and environmental engineering.
Research and Internship Propels Master's Student Vaidyanathan into His Professional FutureMonday, November 18, 2019
Research and Internship Propels Master's Student Vaidyanathan into His Professional FutureVishal Vaidyanathan came to CEE to pursue a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science after obtaining a BS in Chemical Engineering from Anna University in Chennai. He will graduate with his MS in December 2019 and start his career with Geosyntec Consultants a few weeks later, as a member of the Process Design Team.
Arora Awarded Ellegood FellowshipThursday, November 14, 2019
Arora Awarded Ellegood FellowshipPhD candidate Abhishek Arora has been awarded the Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral Fellowship. Arora is advised by professor Amit Acharya and his research looks to understand stressed, dynamical, interactions in small collections of line defects comprising dislocations or cracks in two and three dimensions, and to study the emergent collective behavior of dislocations leading to patterning, e.g. cell formation, at small and large strains.
Ariss Awarded D'Appolonia FellowshipTuesday, November 12, 2019
Ariss Awarded D'Appolonia FellowshipCongratulations to PhD candidate Rami Ariss who was recently awarded the Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship. Ariss completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Californi, Berkeley.
Thompson Recognized for Work as ASCE Student Chapter AdvisorTuesday, November 12, 2019
Thompson Recognized for Work as ASCE Student Chapter AdvisorRecently, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Board of Direction recognized CEE faculty member Jim Thompson for his exemplary work advising the Carnegie Mellon University ASCE Student Chapter.
Jyamfi Wins Best Research PosterThursday, November 07, 2019
Jyamfi Wins Best Research PosterCongratulations to Masters student Kwaku Jyamfi who was awarded first place at the Energy Week research poster competition at Duke University. "I presented a solution to the problem of energy poverty in developing nations," explains Jyamfi. "With about 1 billion people without access to cheap and reliable electricity, Farm to Flame Energy addresses this by utilizing the waste chains of these underserved areas to generate electricity. We do it differently than others, with a patented combustion process that sets us part in emissions and energy efficiency."
Vijayashanthar Awarded Cohon FellowshipThursday, November 07, 2019
Vijayashanthar Awarded Cohon FellowshipPhD candidate Vasi Vijayashanthar has recently been awarded a Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research is focused broadly on strengthening understanding of the natural geochemical processes that affect lead dissolution, and to introduce innovative computational tools to mitigate and prevent public health risks from lead exposure.
New, Integrated CEE/CS Degree Program: Focus on Emerging TechnologiesMonday, November 04, 2019
New, Integrated CEE/CS Degree Program: Focus on Emerging TechnologiesThis fall CEE launched a new, integrated degree program with the School of Computer Science. The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Integrated Study in Computer Science was designed for civil and environmental engineers who are interested in learning more about emerging technologies.
Using Teamwork, Soil Mechanics in Bench Building ProjectFriday, October 25, 2019
Using Teamwork, Soil Mechanics in Bench Building ProjectCivE undergraduates Tessa Weeden ('20), Jessica Wang ('21), and Skylar McAuliffe ('22) recently participated in an on-campus project that tested their engineering abilities—as well as their teamwork skills. The women worked alongside 40 other students to create a bench, designed by architecture students in the Earthworks Course, out of earthen building materials.
The Climate Change Issue: CEE Continues to Advance Solutions for the Challenges Ahead [Part 2]Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Climate Change Issue: CEE Continues to Advance Solutions for the Challenges Ahead [Part 2]Extreme storms, increasing temperatures, drier deserts—our climate is changing, and so must our infrastructure design, construction, and management. Determining how to best adapt engineering practices in the face of these new climate patterns is a massive undertaking, but our CEE faculty and students are rising to the challenge.
A Journey Worth Remembering: The 1956 St. Lawrence Seaway Construction TourWednesday, October 23, 2019
A Journey Worth Remembering: The 1956 St. Lawrence Seaway Construction TourTheir senior courses at Carnegie Tech wouldn’t start for another week, but 19 members of the Civil Engineering class of 1957 had reunited early. Each one had brought a suitcase. They greeted each other, talking excitedly about the journey ahead, and, one after another, stacked their luggage in a growing pile in the covered back of a pickup truck.
The Climate Change Issue: CEE Continues to Advance Solutions for the Challenges Ahead [Part 1]Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Climate Change Issue: CEE Continues to Advance Solutions for the Challenges Ahead [Part 1]Extreme storms, increasing temperatures, drier deserts—our climate is changing, and so must our infrastructure design, construction, and management. Determining how to best adapt engineering practices in the face of these new climate patterns is a massive undertaking, but our CEE faculty and students are rising to the challenge.
Alum Pingbo Tang Joins CEE as Associate ProfessorMonday, October 21, 2019
Alum Pingbo Tang Joins CEE as Associate ProfessorCEE is pleased to welcome Pingbo Tang as an Associate Professor. Tang earned his PhD in CEE in 2009. Tang, whose PhD dissertation explored the extraction of surveying goals from point clouds obtained from laser scanners to support bridge inspection, previously taught at Arizona State University and Western Michigan University.
Cousté Steps Into Role as Site Superintendent for DC Metro ExtensionFriday, October 18, 2019
Cousté Steps Into Role as Site Superintendent for DC Metro ExtensionMichelle Cousté (BS '15) is a site superintendent for Clark Construction on the Silver Line project, a 6-station, 11-mile extension to the DC metro.
Lopez-Cantu Uses NCAR Supercomputer to Assess Climate Impact on InfrastructureWednesday, October 16, 2019
Lopez-Cantu Uses NCAR Supercomputer to Assess Climate Impact on InfrastructurePh.D. candidate Tania Lopez-Cantu is working on research to analyze potential changes in rainfall extremes at high spatial and temporal resolution for the United States. Her work is investigating how these changes impact local infrastructure systems.
Dzombak Named ASCE Distinguished MemberFriday, October 11, 2019
Dzombak Named ASCE Distinguished MemberCongratulations to Hamerschlag University Professor and Department Head Dave Dzombak who has been named an ASCE Distinguished Member for his outstanding education, leadership, and research contributions to water quality engineering, sustainable water resources, and energy-environment issues.
Leite Hosts Mars Industries Workshop to Crowdsource Undergrad PerspectivesFriday, October 11, 2019
Leite Hosts Mars Industries Workshop to Crowdsource Undergrad PerspectivesFernanda Leite (PhD ‘09) has chosen CMU as one of three universities across the country to pilot the Construction Industry Institute (CII) workshop, “Project 2050: Mars Industries.” Billed as an opportunity to “imagine the industries of Mars,” the October 12th workshop is part of a CII-funded study that’s collecting crowdsourcing ideas from next-generation leaders.
Brown and Hegde Named Andrew Carnegie ScholarsThursday, October 03, 2019
Brown and Hegde Named Andrew Carnegie ScholarsCEE/EPP senior Taylor Brown and CEE Sharika Hegde were named as Andrew Carnegie Scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year.
CEE Team’s DR-Train is First-of-its-Kind SHM for RailWednesday, October 02, 2019
CEE Team’s DR-Train is First-of-its-Kind SHM for RailJingxiao Liu knew that a system was desperately needed to automatically assess the structural health monitoring (SHM) of rail infrastructure. Despite the $9.7 billion in capital that private freight rail industry puts into maintaining its network, there were nearly 1,1100 derailments in 2015. Just two years later, the Federal Highway Administration found that 7.7% of U.S. bridges were in poor condition.
Dayal Receives a 2019 MURI Award from DoD to Dig into the Labyrinth of SoilMonday, September 30, 2019
Dayal Receives a 2019 MURI Award from DoD to Dig into the Labyrinth of SoilProfessor Kaushik Dayal has won a 2019 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award to examine soil behavior in these situations using multiscale modeling, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). He is part of a team of researchers from five universities led by California Institute of Technology working on this problem. Dayal will be joined by two PhD students in the fall and they will receive $1 million over five years.
Weeden’s Global Internships Build Experience, Provide Growth OpportunitiesThursday, September 26, 2019
Weeden’s Global Internships Build Experience, Provide Growth OpportunitiesTessa Weeden’s (CEE 2020) willingness to take on new challenges have led her to an internship for the Alaska Center for Entergy and Power and a weekend-long soil mechanics bench-building project. But as she nears graduation, Weeden made the decision to expand her reach globally while gaining valuable hands-on experience through an internship at a remediation site in Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany.
Breaking Ground: Slavsky Helps Clients Build for the FutureWednesday, September 25, 2019
Breaking Ground: Slavsky Helps Clients Build for the FutureKseniya Slavsky (CEE MS, BS ’03) wears many different hats for her clients: engineer, financial analyst, manager, contract writer, negotiator. It is the variety in her workday, the opportunity to solve problems and the reality that, in the end, she can see the physical manifestation of her efforts, that makes her job so rewarding.
Destenie Nock, ‘Engineer for Social Good,’ Joins CEE FacultyTuesday, September 24, 2019
Destenie Nock, ‘Engineer for Social Good,’ Joins CEE FacultyDestenie Nock has joined the departments of Engineering & Public Policy (EPP) and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) this fall. She will begin as a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in EPP with an adjunct-faculty appointment to CEE, before starting as a tenure-track assistant professor in both EPP and CEE in the 2020 academic year.
Sensing an Opportunity to Reduce Infection RatesMonday, September 23, 2019
Sensing an Opportunity to Reduce Infection RatesThroughout the summer, third-year CEE undergraduate student Sarah Hamilton has been working with PhD student Jonathon Fagert to research whether these vibration sensors can collect relevant data on a variety of sink and counter surfaces. The end-goal, if the research proves fruitful, is for the sensors to be installed in hospitals to help ensure hand-washing protocols are observed in an effective manner.
Study Abroad in Berlin Provides Urban Planning InsightWednesday, September 11, 2019
Study Abroad in Berlin Provides Urban Planning InsightRyan Rusali’s summer program fulfilled his dream to travel within Germany—while gaining valuable life and educational experience through IES Abroad program. He took classes alongside students from across the United States and the courses were taught in English, allowing Rusali to immediately dive into his studies.
Using Connected Vehicles and Traffic Signals to Improve Transportation SafetyWednesday, September 04, 2019
Using Connected Vehicles and Traffic Signals to Improve Transportation SafetyCEE graduate, Navin Katta (MS ’09) from Savari, Inc., develops hardware and software for vehicles to improve road safety.
Sensing changes: Research seeks to improve early diagnosis of cognitive decline by monitoring daily activityTuesday, September 03, 2019
Sensing changes: Research seeks to improve early diagnosis of cognitive decline by monitoring daily activityCEE professors Mario Bergés and Hae Young Noh, ECE professor Pei Zhang, and Juleen Rodakwoski, University of Pittsburgh professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Services are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers that use vibrations from sensors to monitor daily behavior for a non-intrusive way to monitor for the early, often nearly imperceptible, signs of cognitive decline, early treatment could be established to slow disease progression.
Carnegie Mellon Leads DOE Team Improving Rural MobilityWednesday, August 28, 2019
Carnegie Mellon Leads DOE Team Improving Rural MobilityThe United States Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a collaborative team lead by Carnegie Mellon’s Sean Qian as they attempt to change the landscape of rural transportation in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Greene County.
Modeling to Predict LandslidesFriday, August 23, 2019
Modeling to Predict LandslidesLandslides in the United States annually claim between 25-50 lives and cause more than $3 billion in damage. CEE graduate student Asish Yadav Madala has been working with CEE professor Amit Acharya and Christopher Mertz, Principal Project Scientist at CMU’s Robotics Institute, on research into landslides and the potential for developing software that will enable authorities to detect future landslides.
Summer Internship at LANL Lands Peng a MentorTuesday, August 20, 2019
Summer Internship at LANL Lands Peng a MentorPhD candidate Jade Xiaoyao Peng spent her summer as an intern for the Department X Computational Physics Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Her work focused on extending the current phase field dislocation dynamics method (PFDD) library to include anisotropy, heterogeneity, and new materials. Jade also performed simulations to demonstrate the new features and strength of the library—which included many hours of coding and debugging.
Tracking Runoff: Webber Restarts Stormwater Monitoring at Hamerschlag HallMonday, August 19, 2019
Tracking Runoff: Webber Restarts Stormwater Monitoring at Hamerschlag HallMarissa Webber, a CEE master’s student, has taken an interest in finding ways to incorporate human systems for controlling stormwater runoff with natural systems. It is a challenge she observed growing up in Jamaica, seeing the effects of climate change with rising sea levels and increased storm intensities.
Internship: Getting Real-World Experience at Volvo StartupFriday, August 16, 2019
Internship: Getting Real-World Experience at Volvo StartupOjas Vora just completed the first half of his dual degree, CEE / Technology Ventures (MSTV). This summer he’s working as a solution concept developer intern for Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. His projects include work on intelligent transportation systems, smart cities, electro-mobility, and connected solutions.
Internship: Hegde Gets Technical with Autonomous VehiclesFriday, August 16, 2019
Internship: Hegde Gets Technical with Autonomous VehiclesSharika Hegde, rising CEE senior with a minor in Computer Science, spent her summer interning as a contractor at the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, just outside of Washington, D.C. She’s part of a team that’s focused on national connected and automated vehicle (CAV) research.
A (Climate Change) Tale of 115 CitiesMonday, August 12, 2019
A (Climate Change) Tale of 115 CitiesClimate change is happening, but the details of how can vary greatly, which makes planning for the future a challenge. A new, open dataset contains climate histories of more than 100 U.S. cities, showing the unique changes each city has been through, and hinting at what might lie ahead.
Summer Research: How Smartphones Can Make You More Energy EfficientMonday, August 12, 2019
Summer Research: How Smartphones Can Make You More Energy EfficientIf a phone application allowed people to utilize a device already in their possession to monitor the energy efficiency in their house – especially given more extreme temperatures and increased utility costs – they could save hundreds of dollars in third-party inspections. Money could also be saved with early detection of a window or a door, for example, that are not retaining cold air when air conditioning is in use.
INTERNSHIP: Stress Analysis and Design Engineering of Boeing 767Thursday, August 08, 2019
INTERNSHIP: Stress Analysis and Design Engineering of Boeing 767Undergraduate Chinasa Onyenkpa (CEE/BME) spent her summer at the Boeing Everett Factory working as a structural engineering intern on the 767 tanker and freighter. She split her time focusing on stress analysis and design engineering.
Internship: Gaining Valuable Hands-On Experience as a Field EngineerMonday, August 05, 2019
Internship: Gaining Valuable Hands-On Experience as a Field EngineerRussell Orlick, a rising junior, is spending his summer working with Clark Foundations, learning the ins and outs of the construction industry. Clark Foundations, with locations across the country, has completed more than 100 of the country’s most sophisticated support of excavation systems. Through this experience, Russell has had the opportunity to participate in field engineering work, shadow a field engineer, and work with 3D modeling.
Amish Embrace Technology to Help ChildrenTuesday, July 30, 2019
Amish Embrace Technology to Help ChildrenCEE professor Hae Young Noh and her team, with Ohio' Nationwide Children's Hospital, are using sensors to collect data about the movements of Amish children who have muscular dystrophy
VanBriesen Named Vice Provost for FacultyFriday, May 31, 2019
VanBriesen Named Vice Provost for FacultyJeanne VanBriesen has been appointed vice provost for faculty, effective July 1. VanBriesen is the Duquesne Light Company Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, and director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems.
Bringing Science to Communication, Ong Translates for the FutureFriday, April 26, 2019
Bringing Science to Communication, Ong Translates for the FutureWhen Siri is asked what the weather is doing in Kalamazoo, there is a pretty good chance Leneve Ong has helped deliver the answer. Ong, who earned her Masters of Science from CEE’s Advanced Infrastructure Program in 2011, is a data scientist who helps Apple Inc.’s Siri understand spoken queries and deliver correct responses.
Beyond the Surface: Bringing Beauty and Structure to LightWednesday, April 24, 2019
Beyond the Surface: Bringing Beauty and Structure to LightDavid Bott (CMU BArch ’97, BS CEE ’98), grew up fascinated with the idea of creating spaces, how things were designed and how they were built. While his career path may be slightly different than he had envisioned as a young man, there can be no doubt that he is creating a legacy of iconic and unique spaces.
2019 Engineering Sustainability ConferenceFriday, April 19, 2019
2019 Engineering Sustainability ConferenceCEE, in partnership with the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, recently held the Engineering Sustainability 2019 conference at the D.L. Lawrence Convention Center, downtown. The conference, which takes place every two years, attracted hundreds of industry experts, university faculty, and students from across the country.
CEE Alumni Awards Showcase Graduates’ SuccessesWednesday, April 17, 2019
CEE Alumni Awards Showcase Graduates’ SuccessesDuring reunion and Spring Carnival weekend, CEE presented awards to notable graduates who are making a difference in both the industry and the community. Dave Dzombak, Hamerschlag University Professor and CEE department head, handed out each award and spoke of the alums’ achievements and enduring connections to CEE.
Learning by DoingWednesday, April 17, 2019
Learning by DoingCourses that create the CEE design thread provides students with opportunities across all four years to gain hands-on engineering experience and to apply what they’re learning in the core courses to actual projects.
Service Inspires Educational FocusTuesday, April 16, 2019
Service Inspires Educational FocusCEE/EPP first-year student Rimsha Ahmed was one of 13 students – graduate and undergraduate – who traveled with CMU in Puerto Rico to observe, participate in educational opportunities and help with projects.
Qian Awarded Posner, Molloy, and Pietrandrea Career Development Chair in Civil EngineeringMonday, April 15, 2019
Qian Awarded Posner, Molloy, and Pietrandrea Career Development Chair in Civil EngineeringCEE Assistant Professor Zhen (Sean) Qian is named the inaugural Henry Posner, Anne Molloy, and Robert and Christine Pietrandrea Career Development Chair in Civil Engineering, an endowed term professorship created to support a faculty member in the early phases of their career.
Duplan Named CEE’s 2019 Distinguished AlumniTuesday, April 09, 2019
Duplan Named CEE’s 2019 Distinguished AlumniNeno Duplan (CEE ’84) has earned many awards during his career, but few have had the personal impact of being chosen CEE’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni. Duplan says that when he learned of the commendation, he immediately felt honored. “I know how many great CMU alumni are out there, especially here in Silicon Valley.”
Hemming Welcomes Students for Real World Engineering ProgramMonday, April 08, 2019
Hemming Welcomes Students for Real World Engineering ProgramDorian Hemming (CEE ’11) understands the value of professional networking. And to help the next generation of CEE grads transition into the workforce, he was excited to host CMU students Charyl Tan, Andrew Thompson, and Annie Hu in Washington, D.C.—and show them a day in the life of a civil and environmental engineer.
Wang Joins CEE FacultyFriday, March 29, 2019
Wang Joins CEE FacultyWang brings an interdisciplinary background to the study of civil and environmental engineering, utilizing a foundation in physics to achieve a computational understanding of the small-scale movement of atoms. Wang says his goal is to use advanced computerized study of nanoscale transport to solve real-world problems.
Rusali's Team Creates “Best Prototype” in Rethink the Rink CompetitionMonday, March 18, 2019
Rusali's Team Creates “Best Prototype” in Rethink the Rink Competition“Rethink the Rink” is an initiative of The Pittsburgh Penguins, Covestro, and Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. 2019 marks the second year that students spent one week creating prototypes that were presented to high-level executives for the Penguins and Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials.
Undergrad Research Projects Impacts PittsburghWednesday, March 06, 2019
Undergrad Research Projects Impacts PittsburghCEE undergraduate Megan Henriksen is part of a group working with Associate Research Professor Albert Presto, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Presto, a member of CMU’s Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies, and his team are collecting data on pollutants from more than thirty sensors placed throughout Pittsburgh. The CMU Real-Time Multi-Pollutant Sensors (RAMP) are measuring: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and particulate matter.
Sun Awarded 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the YearTuesday, February 19, 2019
Sun Awarded 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the YearCongratulations to Sylvia Yunlin Sun (MS '14) who was awarded the 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the Year award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Pittsburgh Section.
Rusali Awarded SAF Italo V. (Ody) Mackin Achievement AwardFriday, February 15, 2019
Rusali Awarded SAF Italo V. (Ody) Mackin Achievement AwardCEE sophomore Ryan Rusali was recently awarded the Italo V. (Ody) Mackin Achievement Award, presented by The Student Award Foundation (SAF) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Pittsburgh Section. Rusali will receive the commendation during ASCE Pittsburgh’s annual Engineers’ Week awards banquet.
Dzombak Named ASCE Pittsburgh’s Civil Engineer of the YearFriday, February 15, 2019
Dzombak Named ASCE Pittsburgh’s Civil Engineer of the YearCEE is proud to announce that Professor Dave Dzombak has been named the 2019 ASCE Pittsburgh Section’s Civil Engineer of the Year. The prestigious award is presented to one local engineer yearly, in recognition of continual excellent work.
Samaras Named Professor of the Year by ASCE PittsburghFriday, February 15, 2019
Samaras Named Professor of the Year by ASCE PittsburghProfessor Costa Samaras was recently named the 2019 ASCE Pittsburgh Section’s Professor of the Year. Samaras is known for his ability to get students excited about engineering.
Adams Earns 2019 A&WMA Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator AwardThursday, February 14, 2019
Adams Earns 2019 A&WMA Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator AwardProfessor Peter Adams was recently named the 2019 Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator award winner by the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA).
Lau Wins George Washington PrizeWednesday, February 13, 2019
Lau Wins George Washington PrizeCEE senior Noel Lau was awarded the George Washington Prize at the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania awards dinner on February 7. The honor is presented yearly to a College of Engineering senior who demonstrates qualities of academic excellence, service, and leadership.
Balta Elected to National Academy of EngineeringThursday, February 07, 2019
Balta Elected to National Academy of EngineeringCEE alum Wayne Balta was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest distinctions that a professional engineer may receive.
Marszalik Connects Native Alaskan Villages to Critical Sanitation InfrastructureMonday, January 28, 2019
Marszalik Connects Native Alaskan Villages to Critical Sanitation InfrastructureWhen Agnes Marszalik (BS '13) decided to focus her job search on areas near mountains, she had no idea that she’d end up in an area reeling from the impacts of climate change. Working as an engineer for the Division of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, she sees first-hand that native communities are relocating—or planning to relocate—due to the changing environment.
Leading the Way on Corporate Environmental SustainabilityMonday, January 07, 2019