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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....



UA-Developed Mobile App to Help Drivers Steer Clear of Traffic Headaches

Article from College of Engineering website, and may be found here.The Smartrek app, developed by the UA's Yi-Chang Chiu, is set to launch this month in the Los Angeles and Phoenix metro areas. The Smartrek app uses advanced traffic prediction and vehicle routing technology, combined with user rewards, to give drivers the best suggestions for avoiding traffic while helping reduce traffic congestion.When we suddenly realize we're stuck in highway traffic, we usually ask ourselves why didn't we...



UA Civil Engineers Blast-Proof New UN Headquarters in Beirut

Article from College of Engineering website, and may be found here.Rabih Hajjar stands in the U.N. building in Beirut as contractors apply blast-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer to the interior wall. (Quakewrap photo) When UA Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Mo Ehsani’s company, QuakeWrap, was awarded a contract in fall 2013 to blast-proof the United Nations headquarters in Beirut, a travel ban threatened to stymie the project.QuakeWrap was contracted to retrofit the newly constructed U.N...



Engineering researchers help Tucson plan for drier days ahead

Article from National Science Foundation website, and may be found here. New designs for water supply improve quality, use less energyWith water resources dwindling as the population continues to rise, many communities in the desert southwest are proactively seeking to make the tough choices now, so they can avoid more drastic measures in the future. The communities are seeking help from scientists and engineers, such as University of Arizona civil engineer Kevin Lansey.With support from the...

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