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In Memoriam: Margaret Petersen, P.E., F.ASCE, Hon.D.WRE

Article from AAWRE website and may be found here.Margaret Petersen1920 - 2013 Margaret S. Petersen, P.E., F.ASCE, Hon.D.WRE, a significant pioneer in hydraulics and water resources engineering passed away on January 18 at the age of 92. Ms. Petersen was elected as an inaugural Honorary Diplomate of AAWRE in 2005 and has maintained a long and distinguished history of committee leadership within ASCE and EWRI. Ms. Petersen worked for 35 years on various projects for the U.S. Army Corps of...



Retirement of Three CEEM Faculty Members

Last Monday, January 29th, the CEEM department honored three remarkable faculty members for all they have done while at the department: Mohammed Ehsani, Muniram Budhu, and Mark Hickman.Below are pictures taken at the commemoration.



UA Engineering to Help Tucson Become Smarter City

Article from College of Engineering website, and may be found here.Smarter than the average city: IBM has selected Tucson, Ariz., to receive a Smarter Cities Challenge Grant. "As water provider to a desert community, Tucson Water has long been at the forefront of managing water resources," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. IBM recently awarded a Smarter Cities Challenge Grant to the city of Tucson and Tucson Water, who will work with UA Engineering on technology to improve water...



CEEM Alum honored for 40 Under 40

Department alum Dr. Alejandro Angel was named a Tucson 40 Under 40  recipient by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star. The 40 Under 40 recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated community leadership and potential for future contributions. Alejandro earned his PhD in 2008 and was named a department Outstanding Young Alumni in 2011. Dr. Angel is currently a vice president of Psomas Engineering and leads their transportation, construction...



Congrats to 2012 AZSCE Scholarship Recipients!

The Arizona Society of Civil Engineers offers this branch scholarship each year to undergraduate students enrolled in the UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics who actively participate in the UA student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.2012 Scholarship WinnersDeanna LopezEric HopkinsKathryn Lesauski



UA Professor Uses Aerospace Materials to Build Endless Green Pipeline

Article from University of Arizona News website and may be found here.  QuakeWrap president Mo Ehsani, professor emeritus of civil engineering at the UA, demonstrates carbon laminate honeycomb pipe sections of various sizes built at his facility in Tucson, Ariz.  Carbon fiber fabric and lightweight honeycomb materials, plus a mobile manufacturing platform, make infinite pipeline technology cheaper and greener while boosting local economies. Mo Ehsani, professor emeritus of civil engineering ...



7th Annual Homecoming Celebration 2012

Friday, November 9Our Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Centennial Awards Lecture will be held on Friday, November 9th, at 11:00am with guest speaker Dr. Wylie K. Bearup, PE. The location of the lecture is Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), Room 103.Saturday, November 10Saturday November 10th, three hours prior to kickoff, the annual CEEM barbecue will be hosted in the Civil Engineering court yard for our Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics alumni and their...



Prof. emeritus invents "game-changing" infinite pipe

Article taken from Arizona Daily Wildcat website and may be found here.Mo Ehsani, a professor emeritus of civil engineering, was initially looking for a way to strengthen infrastructure pipes, but ended up making one of his own.After leaving the university in 2010, Ehsani turned to his business, QuakeWrap, which he founded in 1994, to develop projects outside of the confines of campus. His new product, InfinitiPipe, uses a lightweight material meant to lower costs, increase sustainability and...



City of Tucson Appoints CEEM Alumnus as New Water Director

The City of Tucson is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Alan Forrest as the new Director of Tucson Water. Mr. Forrest is one of Arizona's recognized experts in water management. Mr. Forrest was selected after an extensive national recruitment process and input from Tucson’s Mayor and Council and City staff.Mr. Forrest began his municipal water career at Tucson Water in the 1980's.  Since that time, he has gained valuable experience leading municipal water utility operations in Southern...



CEEM Grad puts UA bike theft on map

Article taken from the Arizona Daily Star website and may be found here. Elliot Montgomery hopes his hard work on a project while a student at the UA will make the campus a safer place.Montgomery, who graduated with two engineering degrees from the University of Arizona in May, spent more than six months requesting and analyzing campus bicycle-theft reports from 2006 to 2011 to find where students were most likely to have their bikes stolen.His independent research of hundreds of records and...

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