Chisholm, Langer receive nation's highest honors for scientists and inventors
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
President Barack Obama on Friday presented MIT professors Sallie (Penny) Chisholm and Robert Langer with the nation's highest honors for scientific discovery and invention. They were among 22 eminent scientists nationwide honored during a White House ceremony.Chisholm, the Lee and Geraldine Martin P...
CEE students build model Guastavino vault for exhibit
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
Museum-goers around the country may gain new insight into the work of visionary designer Rafael Guastavino thanks in part to three undergraduates from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) - senior Nicky Soane, sophomore Simon Okaine and junior Carmen Casta?os - who constructed...
Daniel Jimenez named Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2013
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
Daniel Jimenez SB '10, MEng '11, who studied civil engineering at MIT, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2013. Jimenez will head to the University of Cambridge this fall to undertake an a Master of Philosophy in engineering for sustainable development. His graduate studies will complement...
MIT's Great Dome is reborn
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
Since 1916, MIT's Great Dome has had pride of place in the Institute's iconography: Sitting atop Building 10 and towering over Killian Court, it has witnessed the inaugurations of presidents and the graduations of generations of students; it has appeared, in photographs and stylized depictions, on l...
Better buildings, better lives
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
Every year, MIT senior Marisa Simmons bakes a 10-layer cake from scratch for her dorm. Her first attempt, as a freshman, toppled sideways, but Simmons has since engineered a structurally sound pastry. Her secret? "Pepperidge Farm pirouette cookies are actually very good reinforcement," Simmons divul...
Researchers awarded $3.7 million for research on sustainable development of Kuwait's built environment
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
A team of MIT researchers spanning four MIT departments - architecture; civil and environmental engineering; earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences; and nuclear science and engineering - has been awarded a $3.76 million grant for a research project on sustainable development of Kuwait's built en...
Polz to receive the American Society for Microbiology's Elanco Award
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) announced earlier this month that Professor Martin Polz of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is recipient of the Eli Lilly and Company-Elanco Research Award, ASM''s oldest and most prestigious prize.Polz, a microbiologist whose research...
Professor emeritus Frederick J. McGarry dies at 86
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
Frederick J. McGarry, professor emeritus of polymer engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) died March 27 after a long illness. He was 86. McGarry was associated with MIT for 52 years, first coming to t...
Ulm and Concrete Sustainability Hub named to list of top newsmakers
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
Engineering News Record, a weekly magazine for the construction industry, has named Franz-Josef Ulm, the George Macomber Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), to its list of "25 Top Newsmakers" for his work establishing the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH).Th...
Markus Buehler named recipient of the Robert Lansing Hardy Award
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 15 hours ago
The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) presented Markus Buehler, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with the 2013 Robert Lansing Hardy Award last month at its annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.TMS is the oldest and second largest materials resea...
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