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Students inspire engineering activities and curriculum development for young learners
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 21, 2015
Ever since the 2015 expedition of course 1.092 (Traveling Research Environmental Experiences, or TREX) returned from the Big Island of Hawaii in January, a handful of students have persisted throughout the spring semester in their exploration of the impacts of Mt. Kilauea's volcanic plume on the sur...
Newly tenured engineers
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 19, 2015
The School of Engineering has announced that 13 members of its faculty have been granted tenure by MIT, with appointments in seven of the eight academic departments in the School of Engineering. "This year's group of newly tenured faculty is remarkable not only for its breadth, but for the quality o...
Translating thought to print
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 15, 2015
Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel. MIT research has explained some of the material's mysteries, which could help design synthetic resources that mimic the extraordinary properties of nat...
Building a more resilient NYC through big engineering
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 14, 2015
On May 6, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental (CEE) head Markus Buehler and five members of the CEE faculty traveled to Manhattan to host an alumni event titled "Building a More Resilient NYC Through Big Engineering." More than 60 alumni gathered to hear ways Course 1 research and educational ...
Faculty promotions announced in CEE
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 14, 2015
MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) head Markus Buehler has announced the promotions of two faculty members in the department: Marta Gonz?laz, who was promoted to associate professor without tenure, and Colette Heald, who was promoted to associate professor with tenure. Marta...
Sustainability of the built environment
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 08, 2015
In times of limited resources and continued evidence of significant climate change, sustainability is increasingly regarded as a topic of global importance. Consider areas such as design, energy, and materials: These core concepts associated with sustainability are part of an integrative spectrum of...
Professor Joseph Sussman inducted into ITS America Hall of Fame
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 08, 2015
Professor Joseph Sussman of MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has been elected to the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Hall of Fame. Sussman's involvement with the Intelligent Transportation Society movement dates back to the late 1980s - before the official ...
Slideshow: Thousands gather for dedication of Collier Memorial
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, April 29, 2015
Thousands of members of the MIT community gathered today for the dedication of the Institute's memorial to Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was killed in the line of duty two years ago this month. Attendees heard remarks from Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz; President L. R...
New memorial a labor of love
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, April 28, 2015
When MIT's new memorial to Sean Collier is unveiled on Wednesday, the Institute community will get its first close look at a remarkable new structure: 32 massive pieces of polished granite in the form of five radial walls and arches, converging at a keystone above an open space. In a shape akin to a...
MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and Infosys form Global Risk Advisory Group
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, April 27, 2015
The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation announced the formation of a Global Risk Advisory Group with Infosys, to help businesses across multiple sectors identify, quantify, and mitigate operational and financial risks. The group will combine MIT Professor David Simchi-Levi's analytics research in ...
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