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Kudos to CEEM's da Vinci Scholar

The UA College of Engineering has named its 10 da Vinci Scholars for 2016 – and among them is civil engineering major Gabriel Simon Mitchell. Congratulations to this exceptional student, who will be recognized alongside the College's da Vinci Fellow in a special reception in May.



Ranjbari Takes Third at Grad Slam

Doctoral student Andisheh Ranjbari – recent recipient of the Eno Center for Transportation's Rodney E. Slater Award – placed third out of almost 60 competitors in the 2016 UA Grad Slam competition for her three-minute presentation "Flexpress: A New Intercity Public Transit Service." For her efforts, she won $1,000 from the UA Office of Research and Discovery, as well as a spot in the state tournament on April 16.The race against time was not the biggest challenge, Ranjbari said. "The hardest...



Ehsani's QuakeWrap StifPipe an Innovation Standout

The American Society of Civil Engineers has announced the winners of its first ASCE Innovation Contest, and StifPipe, a technology created by Professor Emeritus Mo Ehsani's QuakeWrap Inc., was named Best Value in Green Engineering. StifPipe, called the "world's first 'green' and sustainable pipe," consists of a lightweight honeycomb core covered with carbon- or glass-fiber-reinforced polymer. It is easily manufactured to any shape or size, does not corrode and weighs less than traditional pipes...



Design Day Is on the Way!

UA Engineering Design Day 2016 is fast approaching. On Tuesday, May 3, seniors from every single department in the College of Engineering – including CEEM – will gather on the UA Mall and in the Student Union to present their capstone design projects. Join us from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to check out more than 100 student projects. New this year: Download the free UA Engineering Design Day app for iPhone or for Android.



Alumnus Inducted into MFSW Hall of Fame

Conrad Huss, who received his master's and doctoral degrees in engineering mechanics from CEEM in 1968 and 1970, was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame by the Mining Foundation of the Southwest on Dec. 5, 2015. Huss is a founder of the Tucson-based M3 Engineering and Technology Corp., a global mining industry design firm that has managed more than 10,000 projects since 1986. Read more in Arizona Engineer.



Metropia Makes GovTech 100

Metropia, the free traffic solution app created by associate professor Yi-Chang Chiu and commercialized through Tech Launch Arizona, has earned a spot in the inaugural GovTech 100. Developed by Government Technology magazine and e.Republic Labs, the list celebrates the "next wave of civic innovation" – those companies that have developed an innovative offering to improve or transform government. Metropia is recognized in the Smart Infrastructure category.The app made its first appearance at the...



Collaboration Key to Pankow Award-Winning Project

On March 17, professor Robert B. Fleischman joined an impressive team of university and industry collaborators onstage at the American Society of Civil Engineers Opal Awards Gala to accept the 2016 Charles Pankow Award for Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms. Appropriately so, according to ASCE, as their research was "a marvel of teamwork." A video celebrating the project debuted at the ceremony and is now available on YouTube.



Lozier Named Water Quality Person of the Year

CEEM alumnus Jim Lozier, who received his master's degree in civil engineering in 1981, was named the 2016 Water Quality Person of the Year by the American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association. The award, which honors outstanding contributions to water supply improvement, recognizes Lozier's work on water and wastewater treatment, desalination, and water reuse, as well as his leadership on the use of membrane processes in both municipal and industrial markets...



Grad Student Selected for National Award, Leadership Conference

Doctoral student Andisheh Ranjbari has been chosen by the Eno Center for Transportation as the recipient of the 2016 Rodney E. Slater Award and one of 20 participants in the 24th annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference, which will be held June 5-8 in Washington, D.C. Named after the former secretary of transportation, the Slater Award is given each year to a student in a transportation-related discipline who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, a thirst for knowledge and a...



Alum Helps Build the Biggest Lab Experiment in Earth Sciences

According to CEEM alumnus Allan Ortega-Gutiérrez, the Landscape Evolution Observatory at UA's Biosphere 2 "breaks some of the rules" of traditional structural engineering. "LEO is one of those things that becomes a marriage between science and engineering." Researchers use the three huge slopes – consisting of approximately 500 metric tons of crushed basalt – to observe the interactions between air, water, soil, plants and microbes. Ortega-Gutiérrez, who received his master's degree in civil...

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