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In Memoriam: Kenneth G. Renard

The UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics is sad to learn of the passing of alumnus Kenneth G. Renard on Feb. 8, 2016. He received his doctorate from CEEM in 1972 and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009.Renard was an outstanding engineer, a valued leader and an active supporter of the UA College of Engineering. His friends and colleagues in the department will miss him greatly.



Fleischman Receives 2016 Pankow Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers has given the 2016 Charles H. Pankow Award for Innovation to professor Robert B. Fleischman and his co-investigators for a 10-year project that provides new ways for concrete flooring to withstand seismic forces.“We attacked a complicated problem and conducted computer simulation and experimentation to develop a design procedure – then proved it worked in large-scale structural testing, and changed the building codes,” Fleischman said. “I think that’s why...



'A' Mountain, Product of UA Civil Engineers, Celebrates Centennial

One of the University of Arizona's oldest symbols celebrated its 100th year in March 2016. Did you know that the iconic block "A" on Sentinel Peak was masterminded by a civil engineering student? Albert Condron, who also played football for the Wildcats, suggested that the site survey and construction be folded into a class assignment. Photo by Jesus Barrera/The Daily Wildcat 



Duan Helms HEC-RAS 5.0 Workshops

On Jan. 11-12, 2016, associate professor Jennifer Duan led nearly 50 engineers, hydrologists and others working in flood control in a two-day training workshop on HEC-RAS 5.0, the forthcoming upgrade of the Army Corps of Engineers' flow-simulation software. Duan is also developing another 2-D hydraulic modeling software called CHRE2D, or Computational Hydraulics and River Engineering 2-D. She has worked with Tech Launch Arizona to make the program commercially available.  Photo by Paul Tumarkin...



Metropia App to Ease Congestion at Book Festival

Metropia, the free mobile app developed by associate professor Yi-Chang Chiu, will help ease parking frustration for the 130,000 expected attendees of the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books on March 12-13. Thanks to a partnership with UA Parking and Transportation Services, the app will tell drivers which parking areas still have space in nearly real time, allowing them to spend less time searching for a spot and more time enjoying the festivities. Metropia will also be offering raffle prizes to its...



Construction Engineering Management Emphasis Update from Dean Papajohn

December 22, 2015 2015 has been a great year for the Construction Engineering Management (CEM) emphasis at U of A. Industry support has been strong and student interest is high. This fall the CE381-Construction Management class has the largest enrollment (27 students) since the course started in 2012. Industry input is a vital part of the emphasis, from course objectives, to guest speakers, and site visits. Some highlights from CE381 this fall include: Site visits to Tucson airport air...



ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science. Selected students will be exposed to a top quality...



CEEM Professor & Alumnus Receive D. Grant Mickle Award

Professor Larry Head, alumnus Felipe Ladrón de Guevara and former professor Mark Hickman have received the 2016 D. Grant Mickle Award from the Transportation Research Board for their paper “Resonant Cycles Under Various Intersection Spacing, Speeds, and Traffic Signal Operational Treatments.” From left, Hickman, Ladrón de Guevera and Head accept the award on Jan. 11 at TRB’s 95th annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where they also attended the TRB Chairman’s luncheon on Jan. 13. Established in...



CEEM's Homecoming Weekend a Success

Our department was certainly busy over the weekend, hosting both the Centennial Awards Luncheon on Friday and the 10th Annual Homecoming BBQ on Saturday. The Luncheon was held at 12pm at Hotel Congress in the heart of downtown where the winners of the 2015 Centennial Awards were recognized. Mark Woodson, Brian Dolan, and Robert Turton were the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni award; Jorge Villalobos was this year's Outstanding Young Alumni; and Dr. Philip Newlin, who passed away in 1995,...



CEEM Homecoming BBQ Time Released

Homecoming is right around the corner and the time of our BBQ has been confirmed! Please join us at 10:00am on Saturday, October 24th in the CEEM courtyard for festivities, friends, and food. The Homecoming game against Washington State will kickoff at 1pm. If you haven't already, please RSVP for the BBQ at the following link: www.tinyurl.com/2015CEEMBBQ.We'll see you there!         Homecoming BBQ 2014

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