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MIT Water Innovation Prize awards three student startups with $20,000 in innovation grants
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, April 13, 2015
As concerns about water scarcity, a growing world population, and mounting pressures from climate change put further strain on our global water resources, so does the MIT community strive harder than ever to promote the importance of water innovation. On April 6, the student-led MIT Water Club hoste...
MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation launches manufacturing innovation consortium
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, April 06, 2015
The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation has announced the launch of a manufacturing innovation consortium, to be directed by the forum's Technology Advisory Board. The consortium will bring together members of the global manufacturing and retail industry to collaborate on industry challenges and s...
Engineering undergraduates characterize sulfur emissions from Hawaiian volcano
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, April 01, 2015
Since 1983, the 180,000 residents of the Big Island of Hawaii have lived in the wake of the pollution caused by the active shield volcano Kilauea. The destructive nature of the volcanic smog ("vog") has imprinted a significant ecological footprint on the surrounding infrastructure, vegetation, and h...
Better traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, March 30, 2015
Sitting in traffic during rush hour is not just frustrating for drivers; it also adds unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Now a study by researchers at MIT could lead to better ways of programming a city's stoplights to reduce delays, improve efficiency, and reduce emissions. The...
GE's William Ruh to keynote at MIT Forum's April analytics conference
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, March 17, 2015
The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation has announced that William Ruh, vice president and global technology director of GE, will deliver the keynote at its spring conference, Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Data Science and Analytics on April 20 and 21 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The con...
Student videos showcase impacts of civil and environmental engineering research at MIT
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, March 16, 2015
"What is ONE@MIT research, and its impact on society?" was the pivotal question posed to students and postdocs in the second annual Course 1 Video Competition. After a three-month-long call for submissions of two-minute videos, the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) - Course...
Chisholm sees big impacts from small sources
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, March 11, 2015
The marine organism that Sallie "Penny" Chisholm, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor in Environmental Studies at MIT, discovered back in 1988 is so vanishingly small that nobody had ever noticed it before. But this very tiny organism, which Chisholm named Prochlorococcus, turns out to have a hug...
The secret of wrinkling, folding, and creasing
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, March 09, 2015
The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long. But exactly why layered materials sometimes form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another - or even other variations, such as creases, folds, or delaminated buckles - has now been explained at a fun...
New Mini-UROP program introduces freshmen to the diversity of research in Course 1
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, March 04, 2015
For the first time, MIT freshmen had the opportunity to delve into Course 1-ENG research for credit and explore the myriad of disciplines offered within the department as part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Mini Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (Mini-UROP)...
Social circles
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, February 26, 2015
If you live in a city, you know that a fair amount of your movement around town is social in nature. But how much, exactly? A new study co-authored by MIT researchers uses a novel method to infer that around one-fifth of urban movement is strictly social, a finding that holds up consistently in mult...
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