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Visitors from Nicaragua discuss sustainable energy solutions

Visitors from Nicaragua discuss sustainable energy solutions

November 3, 2014

On Wednesday, October 22 Susan Kinne and Reina Lopez anchored a lunchtime discussion about sustainability and alternative energy in rural households in Nicaragua. Kinne, who founded Grupo Fenix at... read more

Students receive EPA 3P Award

Students receive EPA 3P Award

November 3, 2014

A team of students from Cornell Engineering has been awarded an EPA P3 Award to support their development of a portable, high-rate, inexpensive water treatment unit for use in areas affected by... read more

Richardson wins Tucker Teaching Award

Richardson wins Tucker Teaching Award

October 7, 2014

CEE Associate Professor Ruth Richardson has been selected by the College of Engineering to receive the Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Tucker teaching award for 2014 read more

Liu receives two honors

Liu receives two honors

September 24, 2014

Philip Liu has recently garnered two awards which, taken together, paint an apt portrait of Professor Liu’s work and his standing in the field of Civil Engineering read more

NEW: Cornell-Cantabria Exchange Program (Study in Spain!)

NEW: Cornell-Cantabria Exchange Program (Study in Spain!)

September 18, 2014

Are you interested in studying engineering in a foreign country? Do you have some Spanish but want to take your engineering classes in English? read more

O’Rourke elected to Royal Academy of Engineers

O’Rourke elected to Royal Academy of Engineers

September 16, 2014

CEE’s Thomas O’Rourke, the Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering as an International Fellow. read more

McLaskey wins Aki Young Scientist Award

McLaskey wins Aki Young Scientist Award

July 31, 2014

Gregory McLaskey, currently a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the United States Geologic Survey, will join the faculty of CEE in the fall of 2014 read more

O’Rourke receive’s the NEES Outstanding Contributor Award

O’Rourke receive’s the NEES Outstanding Contributor Award

July 16, 2014

Professor Thomas O’Rourke of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell has been selected to receive the NEES Outstanding Contributor Award in the category of “Influential NEES... read more

Camp honored by the American Society for Quality

Camp honored by the American Society for Quality

June 30, 2014

Robert C. Camp ’59 was recently honored with the Distinguished Service Medal of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Camp received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and his MBA from the Johnson... read more

Nozick reappointed to nuke waste board

Nozick reappointed to nuke waste board

June 13, 2014

Systems Engineering Professor Linda Nozick has been reappointed to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board by President Barack Obama. read more

Stedinger given 2014 Chi Epsilon Award

Stedinger given 2014 Chi Epsilon Award

May 20, 2014

Stedinger, who has been teaching at Cornell Engineering since 1977, was cited for “his service to the students in our department with consistent dedication and sacrifice.” read more

Impressive finishes for steel bridge, concrete canoe teams

Impressive finishes for steel bridge, concrete canoe teams

May 7, 2014

Fourteen regional schools duked it out for top spots in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe competitions, hosted by Cornell April 24-26. read more

DPE honors diversity efforts

DPE honors diversity efforts

April 29, 2014

With its annual Commitment to Diversity Awards, Diversity Programs in Engineering recognizes students and faculty members for their commitment to diversity issues, as well as participation in DPE... read more

CEE Student Beth Wright Awarded 2014 Merrill Presidental Scholars Award

CEE Student Beth Wright Awarded 2014 Merrill Presidental Scholars Award

April 25, 2014

The 2014 Merrill Presidential Scholars are Dennis Chua (ChemE), Walker Grimshaw (Double Major of Env.E. and BEE), Manita Herlitz-Ferguson (OR), Victoria Klug (Env.E.), Sung Min Park (CS), Natali... read more

Ingraffea named Planet Defender by Rock the Earth

Ingraffea named Planet Defender by Rock the Earth

April 21, 2014

CEE Professor Anthony Ingraffea was honored as a Planet Defender by the environmental group Rock the Earth. read more

Lecture honors Loucks

Lecture honors Loucks

April 14, 2014

Professor Emeritus Daniel P. Loucks has been honored by the International Commission on Water Resource Systems of the International Association of Hydrologic Science with the establishment of a... read more

O’Rourke named ASCE Distinguished Member

O’Rourke named ASCE Distinguished Member

April 10, 2014

Thomas O’Rourke, the Thomas R. Briggs Professor in Engineering at Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil... read more

CEE Alumni Roland Abi Nader named one of New York's "Top 20 Under 40"

CEE Alumni Roland Abi Nader named one of New York's "Top 20 Under 40"

April 4, 2014

2004 MEng recipient Roland Abi Nader was named to Engineering News-Record's list of the top 20 Construction Engineering Professionals under 40 in the New York region. Abi Nader works for AECOM... read more

Fred Kulhawy emeritus is the recipient of the 2014 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award

Fred Kulhawy emeritus is the recipient of the 2014 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award

April 3, 2014

Fred Kulhawy, CEE professor emeritus is the recipient of the 2014 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award from the Geo-Institute of ASCE. The award citation reads: "For significant contributions... read more

Prof. Shoemaker made SIAM Fellow

Prof. Shoemaker made SIAM Fellow

March 28, 2014

Christine A. Shoemaker was among 32 members honored March 28 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. read more

Christine Shoemaker wins 2014 Margaret Petersen Award

Christine Shoemaker wins 2014 Margaret Petersen Award

February 10, 2014

Professor Christine Shoemaker has won the 2014 Margaret Peterson Award from the ASCE EWRI. read more

Professor Thomas O'Rourke selected to receive the 2014 Le Val Lund Award

Professor Thomas O'Rourke selected to receive the 2014 Le Val Lund Award

February 6, 2014

Tom O'Rourke has been selected by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE to receive the 2014 Le Val Lund Award for Practicing Lifeline Risk Reduction. read more

Professor Jery Stedinger selected as the recipient for the 2014  ASCE Ven Te Chow Award

Professor Jery Stedinger selected as the recipient for the 2014 ASCE Ven Te Chow Award

February 6, 2014

The award is to recognize Jery's "pioneering contributions to hydrologic science and statistical methods used world-wide to quantify flood risk, address dam safety issues, evaluate water resource... read more