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CEE Alumnus Henry T. Yang receives appointment to the Obama Administration

December 23, 2011

The Obama Administration has announced an intention to appoint Dr. Henry T. Yang, PhD '69, to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. read more

Two students are engineering's 'new faces'

Two students are engineering's 'new faces'

December 22, 2011

Jeremy Blum '12 and Hannah Kiem '13 are 'new faces of engineering' according to two national organizations. read more

Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Ingraffea, and Robert Howarth - Person of the Year 2011 - Time

Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Ingraffea, and Robert Howarth - Person of the Year 2011 - Time

December 19, 2011

CEE Professor Anthony Ingraffea is named one of three "People who mattered in 2011" in Time magazine. read more

CEE Alum SawTeen See helps build a "Super Tower" in Seoul

CEE Alum SawTeen See helps build a "Super Tower" in Seoul

December 19, 2011

CEE Alum helps build a "city-within-a-city" tower that will become Seoul's tallest building. read more

CEE student represents Cornell in ASCE's "New Faces of Civil Engineering"

December 16, 2011

CEE undergrad student Hannah Kiem has become one of the 10 "New Faces of Civil Engineering". read more

PRE Students Enthralled by Professor Paul Carr

PRE Students Enthralled by Professor Paul Carr

December 7, 2011

Professor Paul Carr takes a unique and refreshing approach in teaching practical application of students knowledge. read more

Former CEE students are honored with Sustainable Tech. Award

Former CEE students are honored with Sustainable Tech. Award

November 17, 2011

Angel Francisco Martinez, and Trupti Bulbule, former M. Eng students advised by Dr. Philip Liu, have been awarded for their sustainable technologies entry of a spherical energy generator. read more

US News Ranks CEE's Programs 9th

US News Ranks CEE's Programs 9th

September 30, 2011

In the annual US News College Rankings guide, Cornell's Civil and Environmental Engineering programs were each ranked #9 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs among schools whose highest degree is... read more

CEE AguaClara Project Awarded Tech Award

CEE AguaClara Project Awarded Tech Award

September 27, 2011

The Cornell AguaClara Team and their partners Agua Para el Pueblo in Honduras were named as laureates of The Tech Awards 2011, one of 15 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology... read more

Three CEE Faculty members Recognized with COE Teaching and Advising Awards

August 31, 2011

Professors Chris Earls, James Jenkins and Derek Warner were recognized this month by receiving College of Engineering Teaching and Advising Awards. read more

Obama appoints Nozick to nuclear waste panel

Obama appoints Nozick to nuclear waste panel

August 17, 2011

President Barack Obama has appointed Linda Nozick, professor of civil and environmental engineering, to serve as a member of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. read more

Student team unveils school project in Johannesburg

Student team unveils school project in Johannesburg

August 16, 2011

The student-led Cornell University Sustainable Design team has built an early childhood education center, designed for zero environmental impact, in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, South Africa. read more

Jery Stedinger Selected as Recipient of the 2011 Warren A. Hall Medal

Jery Stedinger Selected as Recipient of the 2011 Warren A. Hall Medal

August 4, 2011

The Universities Councils on Water Resources announced that Professor Jery Stedinger has been selected as the recipient of 2011 Warren A. Hall Medal. read more

Growing NYC's 'technology ecosystem' of the future

Growing NYC's 'technology ecosystem' of the future

August 1, 2011

Provost Kent Fuchs and deans Lance Collins and Daniel Huttenlocher answer questions about why Cornell is the right choice for developing a New York City technology campus. read more

Researchers explore pirouette effect in turbulence

Researchers explore pirouette effect in turbulence

June 13, 2011

Researchers at Cornell have discovered that seemingly random turbulent flows, which are the flow of a fluid in which velocity varies rapidly and irregularly, actually have an astonishing structure. read more

Walter Lynn, former ombudsman, dies at 82

Walter Lynn, former ombudsman, dies at 82

June 9, 2011

Walter R. Lynn, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering and of science and technology studies, died June 6 of cancer. He was 82. read more

Student Engineers Build Water Treatment Plants in Honduras

March 28, 2011

To help local populations in Honduras secure clean water, the student engineering team AguaClara is working to develop three water treatment plants in the country — an addition to the five Honduran... read more