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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...



QuakeWrap being honored by Congressman Ron Barber

QuakeWrap Inc, is honored to be recently visited by Congressman Ron Barber. During Congressman Barber's visit, company president Mo Ehsani discussed QuakeWrap's history, and its growth from a novel idea to a successful business that has created numerous jobs, and has drastically increased sales in both the US and in multiple international markets. Mo explained that QuakeWrap's innovative FRP products and technologies have a wide variety of applications, and can be used to repair and strengthen...



CEEM Professor partners with Austin, TX

CEEM Professor Yi-Chang Chiu recently partnered with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to unveil "Metropia", an app that rewards drivers for driving in less-congested roads. The "Metropia" APP is unveiled in Austin - to ease congestionArticle from KLBJ website, and may be found here.The Metropia Ecosystem is specifically designed to involve and connect all stakeholders region-wide, with benefits for everyone involved in the program.Commuters use Metropia Mobile to help make informed...



"A" Mountain

Article from UA History website, and may be found here.It was a sensational 7-6 Arizona football victory over Pomona College on Thanksgiving Day, November 6, 1914, that led to the building of the "A" on Sentinel Peak, west of Tucson.In what was doubtless a burst of enthusiastic pride for his alma mater, Albert H. Condron, a member of the 1914 team and a civil engineering student, suggested to one of his professors that a class assignment be made to survey Sentinel Peak for the location of an "A...



ASCE: Woodson is New President-Elect; 22 Other National Officers Elected

Congratulations to CEEM Alum Mark Woodson for his new office position!---Article from ASCE website, and may be found here.Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE, president and owner of  Woodson Engineering & Surveying, Inc., of Flagstaff, Arizona, which he founded in 1994, has been elected ASCE’s new president-elect by its members. Woodson, whose 43-year involvement with the Society began as a student at the University of Arizona, has served as ASCE’s treasurer (2007-2009), director for...



Emeritus Regents Professor Awarded Honorary Professorship

Dr. Chandrakant Desai, CEEM Emeritus Regents Professor, was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Nottingham, U.K. The title Honorary Professor is appropriate only for someone worthy of a Chair position at the University or the equivalent, i.e. someone very eminent in their field.  Nominations for serving academics from other world leading universities (whether in the UK or abroad) may be considered only if they hold professorial positions within those institutions....

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