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Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks

October 5, 2017

Prof. Jery Stedinger contributed to this article about post-hurricane conditions in Puerto Rico read more

Cornell’s Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility featured on Discovery Channel's DailyPlanet

Cornell’s Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility featured on Discovery Channel's DailyPlanet

October 2, 2017

DailyPlanet aired a segment featuring pipeline resiliency testing conducted in the Bovay Lab... read more

OpEd: New York should change how electricity is billed

OpEd: New York should change how electricity is billed

September 27, 2017

Professor Edwin Cowen discusses the benefits of time-of-use electric rates read more

Aurora Namnum receives Clark Construction Scholarship

Aurora Namnum receives Clark Construction Scholarship

September 15, 2017

Aurora Namnum '19 has been selected as the recipient for the Clark Construction Scholarship for 2017-2018. read more

Shiyao Sun '18 receives College of Engineering Co-op of the Year Distinguished Honor Award

Shiyao Sun '18 receives College of Engineering Co-op of the Year Distinguished Honor Award

September 14, 2017

Shiyao Sun '18, Civil Engineering undergraduate student, has received a Co-op Student of the Year Distinguished Honor Award. read more

Engineering community of makers launches website

Engineering community of makers launches website

September 7, 2017

Cornell’s College of Engineering has launched of a new maker-themed website, CollabSpace read more

Professor Reed invited to speak at 5th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Morocco

Professor Reed invited to speak at 5th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Morocco

September 1, 2017

Patrick Reed of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been invited by the National Academies of Science to serve as an invited speaker in the session on “Smart Agriculture” at the 5th Arab-American... read more

"Introduction to Hydrology" by Wilfried Brutsaert translated into Chinese

"Introduction to Hydrology" by Wilfried Brutsaert translated into Chinese

September 1, 2017

Cambridge University Press has published a translated version of Brutsaert's classic textbook. read more

BBC Mundo: "The revolutionary invention that provides drinking water to thousands in Honduras"

BBC Mundo: "The revolutionary invention that provides drinking water to thousands in Honduras"

August 29, 2017

The AguaClara project is featured in this article by the BBC. read more

Professor Cowen gives invited talk at the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit

Professor Cowen gives invited talk at the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit

August 28, 2017

Professor Todd Cowen was invited to give the talk "Doing More, Using Less" at the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit. The summit took place in April and a video of the talk was recently made available. read more

Three CEE faculty members receive Engaged Curriculum Grant

Three CEE faculty members receive Engaged Curriculum Grant

August 28, 2017

Francis Vanek, senior lecturer, Ruth Richardson, associate professor, and Matt Reid, assistant professor, have received an Engaged Curriculum Grant for their proposal "Sustainable Engineering in... read more

Next-Generation Residential Energy Market

Next-Generation Residential Energy Market

August 17, 2017

Edwin A. Cowen is leading a team of Cornell researchers and industry partners to help enable a next-generation residential energy market. read more

AguaClara begins construction of water plant in Nicaragua

AguaClara begins construction of water plant in Nicaragua

August 3, 2017

AguaClara, an Engineering Project Team that has built 14 gravity-powered surface water treatment facilities in Honduras over the last 12 years, has begun construction of its first plant in Nicaragua. read more

Research targets threat to drinking water

Research targets threat to drinking water

July 17, 2017

A study detailing a novel material that removes pollutant PFOA to levels far below the EPA's health advisory limit, co-authored by Damian Helbling, assistant professor (CEE), is featured by... read more

New Study: CycloPure Polymer Demonstrates Superior Performance in Removal of Micropollutants

New Study: CycloPure Polymer Demonstrates Superior Performance in Removal of Micropollutants

July 17, 2017

n another milestone development, CycloPure, Inc. announced that its micropollutant polymer, CD-MP, outperformed activated carbon in the removal of micropollutants from water in a new head-to-head... read more

Cowen collaborates with Verdant Power on US DoE TriFrame Demo Project

Cowen collaborates with Verdant Power on US DoE TriFrame Demo Project

June 21, 2017

Verdant Power has been selected by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to continue a project advancing its TriFrame™ foundation with $3.75 million of... read more

Cornell tests 'smart,' resilient underground infrastructure

Cornell tests 'smart,' resilient underground infrastructure

June 8, 2017

The future looks smart for underground infrastructure after a first-of-its-kind experiment testing advanced sensors was conducted June 6 at the Cornell Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing... read more

Are consumers willing to pay a premium for self-driving cars?

Are consumers willing to pay a premium for self-driving cars?

May 12, 2017

New study reveals the market is split when it comes to autonomous technologies read more

Lake Source Cooling: Innovation, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability

Lake Source Cooling: Innovation, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability

May 11, 2017

Cornell’s Lake Source Cooling (LSC) facility is one of the most significant environmental initiatives ever undertaken by an American university. read more

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

April 13, 2017

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April... read more

NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

NYC tunnel-borer named for Cornell engineer, suffragist

March 30, 2017

A tunnel-boring machine that will repair New York City's Delaware Aqueduct has been named in honor of Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, Class of 1905, a suffragist civil engineer. read more

Cornell leaders discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca forum

Cornell leaders discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca forum

March 30, 2017

Members of Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group presented highlights of their report, 'Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035,' at a public meeting March 28 in downtown Ithaca. read more

EERI Project Team Wins 2017 Competition

EERI Project Team Wins 2017 Competition

March 20, 2017

EERI placed first at the 2017 Seismic Design Competition in Portland, Oregon read more

'Servant-leader' role suits Weber-Shirk, AguaClara program

'Servant-leader' role suits Weber-Shirk, AguaClara program

March 16, 2017

Students teach students and make many of the key decisions in AguaClara, a program that for more than a decade has helped communities in Honduras have potable running water. read more

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants

March 10, 2017

AguaClara offers sustainable, low-cost solutions to communities in need. read more

Team Retriever wins Grand Prize at Cornell Animal Health Hackathon

Team Retriever wins Grand Prize at Cornell Animal Health Hackathon

February 20, 2017

Ezgi Demirayak (M.Eng.’17) was part of the grand prize winning team during the recent weekend-long event read more

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

February 16, 2017

Last fall the Cornell Senior Leaders Climate Action Group submitted its report exploring heating and energy options for the Ithaca campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Here, Provost Kotlikoff... read more

Cornell engineers look to help artic ships assess ice buildup

Cornell engineers look to help artic ships assess ice buildup

February 15, 2017

Cornell engineers have demonstrated a novel method to accurately monitor topside icing in seafaring ships using a combination of applied mathematics and computational mechanics. read more

Fuertes Observatory’s new museum goes 'back to the future'

Fuertes Observatory’s new museum goes 'back to the future'

February 2, 2017

Cornell’s Fuertes Observatory has a new museum featuring vintage observatory instruments, many collected by Estevan Fuertes, founding dean of CEE read more

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

January 23, 2017

Cornell engineers hope that clean water runs deep. They have developed a new way to test for more micropollutants in lakes and rivers that vastly outperforms conventional methods. read more

Using cellular networks to measure air quality

Using cellular networks to measure air quality

January 17, 2017

Prof Oliver Gao and Post-doc Noam David propagate microwaves as a way to detect air pollution. read more

How ride-sharing can improve traffic, save money, and help the environment

How ride-sharing can improve traffic, save money, and help the environment

January 6, 2017

Carpooling app research by Assistant Prof. Samaranakaye reveals a way to reduce traffic congestion... read more

Complex Systems, Network Science and Computation

Complex Systems, Network Science and Computation

January 4, 2017

Solving the world's most challenging problems... read more

American Astronautical Society (AAS) recognizes Reed Group with best paper to the 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting

American Astronautical Society (AAS) recognizes Reed Group with best paper to the 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting

January 3, 2017

Each year a single paper is recognized as the top technical contribution presented at the AAS/AIAA joint international event. read more