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CEE Alumnus Daene C. McKinney Elected to World Water Council

CEE Alumnus Daene C. McKinney Elected to World Water Council

December 31, 2012

McKinney was recently named an alternate governor of the World Water Council. read more

Thomas O'Rourke: Speaker in the T.T. Soong Student Lecture Series

Thomas O'Rourke: Speaker in the T.T. Soong Student Lecture Series

October 16, 2012

The University of Buffalo elected Professor Thomas O'Rourke to present his 2012 EERI Distinguished Lecture, "The New Normal for Natural Disasters" at their T.T. Song Student Lecture Series. read more

CEE Alumnus James J. O'Brien elected to the NAE

CEE Alumnus James J. O'Brien elected to the NAE

October 15, 2012

James J. O'Brien (CEE class of 1951) was recently elected to NAE this year. read more

CEE student Jamal Cherry highlighted in Florida Courier

CEE student Jamal Cherry highlighted in Florida Courier

September 20, 2012

Student-athlete Jamal Cherry’s STEM training is providing him with the opportunity to launch a world-changing career. read more

Professor Wilfred Brutsaert wins Teacher Award

Professor Wilfred Brutsaert wins Teacher Award

September 18, 2012

Professor Wilfred Brutsaert has been selected as the winner of the James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award in the College of Engineering. read more

CEE Alumnus David Darwin selected by ASCE for the 2012 Class of Distinguished Members

CEE Alumnus David Darwin selected by ASCE for the 2012 Class of Distinguished Members

August 31, 2012

David Darwin was recognized by the ASCE for his numerous contributions to the concrete industry and extensive research on bond strength and corrosion resistance. read more

Todd Cowen Wins Excellence Award

May 21, 2012

Professor Todd Cowen Wins Excellence Award read more

CEAA awards announced

CEAA awards announced

May 10, 2012

The Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) recognized outstanding students, faculty, and staff at its annual awards banquet April 19. read more

Structural Engineers Foundation Scholarships for 2012-2013

May 2, 2012

The deadline for the Structural Engineers Foundation 2012-2013 Scholarships has been extended to May 11, 2012! Four types of scholarships are offered, including undergrad and grad categories. read more

EnvE student Ju Khuan Pan selected for the 2012 Merrill Presidential Scholars Award

EnvE student Ju Khuan Pan selected for the 2012 Merrill Presidential Scholars Award

April 19, 2012

Congratulations to Ju Khuan Pan for being selected among the winners of the 2012 Merrill Presidential Scholars Award! Since 1988 Cornell's most outstanding graduating seniors have been selected by... read more

Students Show Skills to Youth at Science and Engineering Fair

Students Show Skills to Youth at Science and Engineering Fair

April 16, 2012

Tau Beta Pi, the engineering college’s honor society, hosted its second annual Science and Engineering Fair Saturday to educate students and community members and display their work. read more

CEE Student Daniel Lu Wins Thornton Tomasetti National Scholarship

CEE Student Daniel Lu Wins Thornton Tomasetti National Scholarship

April 11, 2012

Congratulations to Daniel Lu, winner of the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation National Scholarship for 2012-2013. Daniel was one of three students chosen from a group of 20 to receive the award in order... read more

Cornell CEE Chosen for the Sustainable 16

Cornell CEE Chosen for the Sustainable 16

April 11, 2012

Cornell CEE was chosen among the "The Sustainable 16: America's Top Universities and Colleges in Environmental Studies" by Enviance, Inc. and Environmental Leader, the sixteen colleges and... read more

U.S. News ranks Grad Program in Civil Engineering #8 in US

U.S. News ranks Grad Program in Civil Engineering #8 in US

March 15, 2012

For the third year running, U.S. News and World Report ranked Cornell's graduate engineering, overall, as the 10th best in the nation. The graduate program in Civil Engineering was ranked #8 and... read more

Cornell professors challenge hydrofracking study

Cornell professors challenge hydrofracking study

March 2, 2012

A Cornell study's contention that hydraulic fracturing would be worse for climate change than burning coal is being challenged by another study, also by Cornell researchers. read more

Cornell Recruits Female Professors in STEM Fields

Cornell Recruits Female Professors in STEM Fields

February 15, 2012

Through its ADVANCE program, Cornell sought to increase the number of women faculty to 20 percent in each of the science, technology, engineering and math departments by 2011. The program has been... read more

Christine Shoemaker elected to engineering academy

Christine Shoemaker elected to engineering academy

February 15, 2012

Christine Shoemaker, the Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Two Cornell alumni were also elected. See this Cornell Chronicle story for... read more

Professor Shoemaker Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Professor Shoemaker Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

February 9, 2012

Congratulations to Professor Christine Shoemaker who has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of her distinguished contributions to engineering. read more

Cornell Professors Duel Over Fracking Research

Cornell Professors Duel Over Fracking Research

February 8, 2012

See this Cornell Daily Sun story on three Cornell professors who published conflicting reports earlier this year on the amount of methane gas released into the environment by hydraulic fracturing, or... read more

Professor Wilfried Brutsaert Elected Honorary Member of AMS

Professor Wilfried Brutsaert Elected Honorary Member of AMS

February 6, 2012

Professor Wilfried Brutsaert of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering was elected an Honorary Member in the American Meteorological Society, the highest award in the AMS. read more

Students help inaugurate AguaClara sand filter

Students help inaugurate AguaClara sand filter

January 26, 2012

The stacked rapid sand filter, developed by members of Cornell's AguaClara research team, could well be the reason that Tamara now has some of the best water in all of Honduras. read more

Eighth AguaClara plant under construction

Eighth AguaClara plant under construction

January 26, 2012

In a few months, nearly every home in Atima, Honduras, will have safe, clean drinking water, thanks to a treatment plant principally designed by Cornell engineering students. read more