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Accidental Discovery by CEEM Alumnus Could Save Billions of Dollars

A team including Rudra Pratap, chair of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, has found a way to etch nanocircuits on silicon chips at room temperature. The technique could lower production costs, accelerate research at the fundamental chip level and revolutionize the semiconductor industry. Pratap received a master's degree in engineering mechanics from the UA in 1987. 



Honoring Ed Nowatzki

The University of Arizona department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics honored alumnus Edward A. Nowatzki at our 2016 Homecoming celebration – and you're invited to continue supporting his memory. Ed Nowatzki, who received his PhD from CEEM in 1966, passed away on May 4, 2015. He was an engineer, educator, consultant and mentor who touched the lives of thousands of students and colleagues over a career that spanned more than 50 years. During his life, Ed was recognized with...



CEEM Student Takes Water Conservation Principles to Kids

Middle and high school students around Arizona will have hands-on opportunities to learn about water conservation, engineering and their local water supplies, thanks to civil engineering doctoral student Chris Horstman and Aqualibrium Arizona. Based on an international educational competition, the program began in Oro Valley three years ago. This year, teachers from the ENGR 102 High School course will take it to classrooms across the state.



Alumnus Elmore Named ASCE Fellow

Curt Elmore, who earned MS and PhD degrees from the UA department of civil engineering in 1988 and 1991, respectively, was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a 2016 fellow. Elmore, an expert in the design and study of green and sustainable remediation systems, has served as professor of geological engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology since 2001. A member of ASCE's Environmental and Water Resources Institute, he co-founded the ASCE Margaret S. Petersen...



UA Civil Engineering Alumni at Helm of ASCE

The University of Arizona department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics is celebrating the election of alumna Kristina Swallow as 2017 president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers, close on the heels of 2016 president Mark Woodson. Swallow, who received her UA bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1994, will be the fourth woman elected president of the ASCE since its founding in 1852 and the first to succeed another woman in the position. Woodson earned his...



CEEM Researchers Part of UA's First NSF I-Corps Cohort

Associate professor Jennifer G. Duan and PhD student Jaeho Shim compose one of seven teams in the University of Arizona's first group of National Science Foundation Innovation Corps site participants. Their software, CHRE2D, simulates flood inundation processes, allowing the general public and working engineers to view and track flood impact areas through the internet in real time. The UA NSF I-Corps site program, run by Tech Launch Arizona, offers a three-week course on commercialization and...



Spring 2016 Construction Engineering Management Emphasis Update from Dean Papajohn

The academic year just ended, and a lot has happened in the Construction Engineering Management emphasis at UA. Industry has been extremely engaged with students and CEM, and our CEM students have been extremely engaged with industry. This spring we offered a new course, CE483: Construction Cost Estimating, with 27 students enrolled. This course provided hands-on training in quantity take-off and cost estimating for a variety of construction tasks. In addition to a construction site visit to...



CEEM Announces Spring 2016 Outstanding Students

The UA College of Engineering honored outstanding seniors, graduate students and teaching assistants for the spring 2016 semester at a luncheon on May 2. Among them were the following superlative CEEM students: Senior Luis Valdez, nominated by professor Tribikram Kundu. Graduate student Jaeho Shim, nominated by associate professor Jennifer Duan. Graduate teaching assistant Anshul Agarwal, nominated by professor Robert Fleischman and graduating senior Abigail Davidson. More information about...



Distinguished Chapter Award for UA ASCE

The University of Arizona Society of Civil Engineers has received a 2016 Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 8 from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding student organization in the region, based upon engineering components, chapter involvement and impact. The UA chapter was recommended by the Committee on Student Members based on activities recorded in their 2015 annual report. They will receive a plaque recognizing their...



Alumna Up for ASCE Presidency

Kristina Swallow, who received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UA in 1994, is running for president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Swallow is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Nevada and currently serves as engineering program manager for the city of Las Vegas. Previously, she worked in the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall and owned a consulting firm. She has been involved in ASCE since 1998 and believes that, in order to achieve the Vision of 2025,...

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