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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...



Certificate of Commendation awarded to UA ASCE Student Chapter

The University of Arizona ASCE Student Chapter has been selected by the Committee on Student Activities to receive a 2012 Certificate of Commendation for its outstanding activities for this past year. The student chapter's accomplishments were praised to reflect the enthusiasm and hard work of its student officers and members, as well as the fine guidance by their faculty adviser, Tribikram Kundu. Learn more in the official award letter and Certificate of Commendation.



Lifetime Achievement Award for Civil Engineering Professor

Article taken from the College of Engineering website and may be found here.Tribikram Kundu, a professor in the UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, recently received a lifetime achievement award from the Society of Optical Engineering.Kundu received his award March 12 at the 19th annual SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring conference in San Diego. The Society of Optical Engineering used to be called the Society of...



Civil Engineers Involved in Shady Business for a Good Cause

Article taken from the College of Engineering website and may be found here.Follow the link to view more construction pictures.Civil engineering students, staff and faculty recently completed construction of a large shade structure for the nonprofit organization World Care, based in Tucson, Ariz..The 7-person civil engineering and engineering mechanics departmental team was taking part in Cats in the Community, the UA's annual volunteer event that each year helps refurbish a local nonprofit...



CEEM Graduate receives Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

The Graduate College is pleased to announce that six graduate students will be receiving the prestigious Marshall Foundation Dissertation-Fellowship for final-phase dissertation support. In addition to a $10,788 stipend beginning in Spring 2012, each student will receive a tuition scholarship for two semesters.The recipient for the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is Kristen Ward with her Dissertation topic: "Improving the Behavior of Special Concentrically Braced...



Commencement Honor for UA Engineering Undergrad

Article taken from the College of Engineering website and may be found here.UA Engineering senior Dylan Moriarty was honored at the recent winter commencement with the 2011 Undergraduate Centennial Achievement Award.This award is given annually by Student Affairs at the December commencement to one male and one female graduating senior, and recognizes students who have shown integrity, overcome great challenges to acquire a university education, and who have made contributions to their family...



In Memoriam - Dr. Haaren Albert Miklofsky

Dr. Haaren Albert Miklofsky (November 25, 1920-October 2, 2011) was born in Rochester, New York, on November 25th, 1920. With a lifelong passion for education, he took night classes to get a BS in Civil Engineering from George Washington University then got his MS and PhD from Yale. He taught at many universities, the last being the University of Arizona, where he retired as Professor Emeritus. He was a member of Civic Orchestra of Tucson on violin and Tucson Concert and Shrine bands on trumpet...



UA Engineering Leads Haiti Earthquake Survey Team

Article taken from the College of Engineering website and may be found here.One year ago today a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. An engineering team from UA is looking at ways to reduce the carnage inflicted by future earthquakes while the island and its people recover slowly amid disease and mountains of rubble.A team led by University of Arizona earthquake engineer Robert B. Fleischman, associate professor in the UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, traveled to...



Earthquake Engineering Research Aims to Save Lies, Billions of Dollars

Article taken from the University of Arizona website and may be found here.Shaking a scale-model parking garage to pieces could help design buildings and roadways withstand catastrophic seismic events.The 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Los Angeles community of Northridge at 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, killed 57 people, injured more than 5,000, and caused an estimated $20 billion in damage, making it the costliest seismic disaster in U.S. history.Structures that should have withstood...

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