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UA CEEM Student Receives ACEC Scholarship

Congratulations to Megan Hoke, who was featured in American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona's June 2015 newsletter along with other student scholarship recipients. The original newsletter can be found here.



Now Boarding: Tucson to Phoenix by Bus in 45 Minutes

Article from Arizona Engineer, found here. Andisheh Ranjbari, center, with then AzTA executive director Jim Dickey, right, and AzTA president Katrina Heineking at the AzTA/DOT conference in PhoenixTop picture: Andisheh Ranjbari, center, with then AzTA executive director Jim Dickey, right, and AzTA president Katrina Heineking at the AzTA/DOT conference in Phoenix. - See more at: http://news.engr.arizona.edu/news/now-boarding-tucson-phoenix-bus-45-min...UA Engineering student’s work helps...



UA student in Nepal helps rebuilding efforts

Article from Tucson News Now, found here.CEEM Ph.D. Student Ulina Shakya in NepalTUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A structural engineering student from the University of Arizona is safe and doing well after a second powerful earthquake rocked Nepal while she was providing relief there. Ulina Shakya spoke to Tucson News Now by Skype about her efforts to rebuild villages that were damaged or destroyed by two 7-magnitude earthquakes."It was so heartbreaking to see all the buildings...



Engineering Design Day 2015 A Success

Engineering Design Day at the University of Arizona was a success this year!The goal of this project is to design a multipurpose three-story building that creates a new hub for businesses and student housing. Located in the West University Historic District, the building blends into the historic neighborhood's architectural features. The project encompasses a complete transportation, hydrological, structural, and geotechnical design of the building and site while adhering to all...



What Floats Your Boat?

Article from UA News website, and may be found here.UA engineering students hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific Southwest Conference recently, drawing more than 1,000 students from 18 universities to test their technical, teamwork and creative skills in various competitions over several days.A highlight was the concrete-canoe races, held at Silverbell Lake before an enthusiastic crowd. The annual event challenges students' knowledge, creativity and stamina, while showcasing...



CEEM Grad awarded UA Outstanding Student Leader Award

During the 2015 UofA Club Awards banquet on March 26, 2015, Andisheh Ranjbari was granted the “Outstanding Student Leader Award” for her exceptional achievements as President of ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers). Andisheh would like to thank:the loyal ITE members who stay by the ITE officers’ side and keep the club alive, the team, especially Mehdi and Shu for all the time and efforts they have put into ITE, the club adviser Dr. Wu for always keeping them on the right track and giving...



City of Tucson, UA develop system to help with traffic signal timing

Article from KGUN9 News website, and may be found here.TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - It's a problem that plagues thousands of Tucson drivers: trying to get from one side of town to the other during rush hour traffic and hitting nothing but red lights."I don't drive on Speedway if I don't have to," said Tucson driver Maryann Webb.But less drive time may be in your future."I'd like to see a change," said Tucson driver Justin McNeill. "I think that'd be great. I think everyone would."The City of Tucson has...



App Could Be Your Map for Solving Traffic

Article from the UA News website, and may be found here.Metropia technology inventor and UA faculty member Yi-Chang Chiu. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)A UA-developed technology that gives commuters incentives to help improve traffic flow has received a patent with the aid of Tech Launch Arizona.An invention by a University of Arizona professor to increase the efficiency of transportation systems while easing traffic congestion has received a patent with the assistance of Tech...



Homecoming 2014

This past weekend, the University of Arizona held its 100th Homecoming Celebration.Celebrations started on Friday, November 7, with the Engineers Breakfast. Photos of the breakfast and winners can be viewed online here.The College of Engineering also launched the following brand new Women in Engineering video:



Shake Table Testing

In order to test the performance of an innovative seismic response reduction system, the Inertial force-limiting Floor Anchorage System (IFAS system), a four-story half-scale concrete building structure was tested at the large outdoor shake table at NEES@UCSD. Three phases were performed in the testing program: Phase 1: Rocking wall structure with the IFAS systemPhase 2: Rocking wall structure with a traditional floor anchoragePhase 3: Traditional shear wall structure with high strength...

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