Spotlights

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Tony Ingraffea presents multiscale polycrystal modeling at a recent DARPATech meeting

Professor Ingraffea leads the CFG

The Cornell Fracture Group's most current research has focused on both experimental testing and numerical simulation of fatigue and fracture in a variety of materials. Read more

Natalia Romero

Why did you choose Cornell? Cornell seemed to have a variety of fields and courses that interested me. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department faculty were interested in interdisciplinary... Read more

  • Hometown: Cali, Columbia
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
ASCE competition

ASCE Teams Place at Regional Competition

Cornell's ASCE Student Teams attended the Regional Meeting at Clarkson University in April. The Steel Bridge Team placed 3rd overall and the Concrete Canoe 4th overall in their respective competitions. Congrats to our students who worked so hard on these projects! Read more

Solar oven team

Solar Cooker Team in Nicaragua

Solar Cooker Team members traveled to Nicaragua over spring break to work with the Solar Women of Totogalpa. Xochitl Cruz, Jocie Kluger, Emma Lejeune, Meghan Hilbert, Alex Huang, and adviser Tim Bond,... Read more

Kris Baker

Why did you choose Cornell? Cornell seemed the most aligned with my interests. At the end of my undergraduate career I wanted to transition to applied mechanics rather than going into structural... Read more

  • Hometown: Duncannon, PA
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Taimoor Akhtar

Why did you choose Cornell? Cornell has a diverse student community, excellent facilities and an environment that inspires learning and innovation. I joined the University as a Master of Engineering... Read more

  • Hometown: Multan, Pakistan
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sean Augustino

Until midway through high school, I was intent on studying medicine. However, after attending a ten-day forum on medicine and realizing that I was not ready to commit to the many years of schooling, I... Read more

  • Hometown: [empty string]
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Erika Johnson

Why did you choose Cornell? Dean Collins was very influential in me coming to Cornell. When I visited Cornell for the first time, I was very impressed with the experimental facilities and excited... Read more

  • Hometown: Catonsville, MD
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics & Hydrology

Rudolph Powser

I love to be outside. I’m a freestyle skier, motorcyclist, surfer and mountain biker. I love directing and producing short films as well as poetry and visual art. I grew up with a great deal of... Read more

  • Hometown: [empty string]
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering