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Cornell uses NSF grant to to engage energy consumers in optimizing new residential electric storage systems

Cornell uses NSF grant to to engage energy consumers in optimizing new residential electric storage systems

December 20, 2016

The cutting-edge collaboration aims to bolster grid flexibility, integrate distributed renewable energy sources, and reduce household electricity costs. read more

Mark Turnquist, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 67

Mark Turnquist, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 67

December 9, 2016

Mark Alan Turnquist, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell, died Dec. 5 at home in Falmouth, Maine. He was 67. read more

Cornell Awarded DOT University Transportation Center Grant

Cornell Awarded DOT University Transportation Center Grant

December 7, 2016

Cornell has been awarded a DOT grant to establish a Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health read more

Trailblazer of Concrete Techniques Joins 2016 ASCE Distinguished Members

Trailblazer of Concrete Techniques Joins 2016 ASCE Distinguished Members

December 1, 2016

Professor Ken Hover Elected as a Distinguished Member of the ASCE. read more

Bringing a management perspective to engineering problems and an engineering perspective to management decisions

Bringing a management perspective to engineering problems and an engineering perspective to management decisions

November 29, 2016

It is easy to see why Vanek came back to Ithaca. He has a challenging job that keeps him learning and allows him to teach future engineers about the importance of factoring sustainability into the... read more

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

November 11, 2016

Twenty-four faculty were honored at the 2016 Excellence in Advising, Research and Teaching Awards. read more

Peter Loucks awarded The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

Peter Loucks awarded The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

November 10, 2016

Systems field member and CEE Professor Emeritus Peter Loucks was awarded the 7th Award for Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water read more

Panel outlines action for campus carbon neutrality by 2035

Panel outlines action for campus carbon neutrality by 2035

November 2, 2016

With a plan to harness the wind, sun, water and the Earth’s heat, a panel from the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group explained to the Cornell community Oct. 31 how the campus could become carbon... read more

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

October 20, 2016

The Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium will celebrate the emeritus president's 90th birthday by bringing two noted scholars to discuss his contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies. read more

Roundtable explores potential of geothermal energy

Roundtable explores potential of geothermal energy

October 4, 2016

An Oct. 17 roundtable discussion will drill deep into the promise of geothermal energy at a time when Cornell is considering a groundbreaking project of its own at 4:30 in 155 Olin Hall. read more

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

September 15, 2016

Eight engineering students from Cornell traveled to Calcha, Bolivia, during summer break for an eight-week bridge-building project during which they developed bonds with the community there. read more

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

September 13, 2016

US News and World Report ranks Cornell Engineering's undergraduate program #9 in the nation read more

Cornell researchers aim to unleash 'smart meter' potential

Cornell researchers aim to unleash 'smart meter' potential

September 7, 2016

Striving for a future with smaller electric bills and a diminished need for more power plants, the NSF has awarded Cornell researchers $1 million to improve new residential electric storage systems. read more

Geothermal project could warm campus, expand energy study

Geothermal project could warm campus, expand energy study

September 6, 2016

Cornell is pursuing a project that has the potential to eliminate 82,000 metric tons of carbon from its annual footprint and establish one of the country's most advanced geothermal systems to heat... read more

ESW Biofuels-Assisted FOG Station Proves Popular in First Three Months

ESW Biofuels-Assisted FOG Station Proves Popular in First Three Months

August 29, 2016

In the first three months since the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center added a collection station for liquid cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG), nearly 275 gallons of material have... read more

Tests Reveal New Pipeline Can Withstand Strong Earthquakes

Tests Reveal New Pipeline Can Withstand Strong Earthquakes

August 28, 2016

Using a simulated earthquake, Cornell has determined that a new type of earthquake-resilient utility pipe destined for Los Angeles is ready for the next big disaster. read more

Professor Phillip Liu Elected as Academician of Academia Sinica

Professor Phillip Liu Elected as Academician of Academia Sinica

July 14, 2016

CEE Professor Phillip Liu has been elected as Academician of Academia Sinica by the 32nd convocation of Academicians in Taipei, Taiwan. read more

Researchers simulate wear of materials as they rub together

Researchers simulate wear of materials as they rub together

June 13, 2016

Cornell-led research yields a simulation system for predicting wear caused by friction between hard surfaces, which could help expand the use of computer modeling in tribology studies. read more

Former Rower Alex Karwoski ’12 Headed To Rio 2016 Olympics

Former Rower Alex Karwoski ’12 Headed To Rio 2016 Olympics

June 6, 2016

CEE Alum Alex Karwoski '12 has punched his ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as a member of the United States men's eight. read more

7 engineering seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

May 27, 2016

Seven Cornell Engineering students spent a portion of Senior Week not only celebrating their own accomplishments, but also celebrating the educators who inspired them to be the scholars they are. read more

Professor Patrick Reed awarded iEMSs Biennial Medal

Professor Patrick Reed awarded iEMSs Biennial Medal

May 19, 2016

Dr. Patrick Reed, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been chosen by the International Environmental Modeling and Software Society (iEMSs) to receive a 2016 Biennial Medal for... read more

Mircea Grigoriu Awarded ASCE Nathan M. Newmark Medal

Mircea Grigoriu Awarded ASCE Nathan M. Newmark Medal

March 8, 2016

Professor Mircea Grigoriu of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers as the recipient of the 2016 Nathan M. Newmark Medal. read more

Richardson appointed to USA EPA SAB Environmental Engineering Committee

Richardson appointed to USA EPA SAB Environmental Engineering Committee

February 1, 2016

Ruth Richardson, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been invited to augment the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB)... read more