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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...
Chasing the plume
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, February 13, 2015
As residents of the Big Island of Hawaii feel the adverse effects from the volcanic smog, or "vog," from the Kilauea volcano, a group of civil and environmental engineering (CEE) students are working to better understand exactly how the emissions are affecting the local air quality and ecology. On J...
Splash down
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, February 03, 2015
Farmers have long noted a correlation between rainstorms and disease outbreaks among plants. Fungal parasites known as "rust" can grow particularly rampant following rain events, eating away at the leaves of wheat and potentially depleting crop harvests. While historical weather records suggest that...
Wrinkle predictions
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, February 02, 2015
As a grape slowly dries and shrivels, its surface creases, ultimately taking on the wrinkled form of a raisin. Similar patterns can be found on the surfaces of other dried materials, as well as in human fingerprints. While these patterns have long been observed in nature, and more recently in experi...
New faculty in engineering
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, February 02, 2015
Twelve new faculty members have been invited to join the ranks of the School of Engineering at MIT. Drawn from institutions and industry around the world, and ranging from distinguished senior researchers to promising young investigators, they will contribute to the research and educational activiti...
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