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Sep 14, 2009

Dialogue of Civilizations Project might lead to Bicycle Lane

After 6 students attended a month-long engineering class in the Netherlands on sustainable transportation, they have designed a method to add a bicycle promenade to the carriage path on Commonwealth Avenue. They gave a presentation to Newton residents during a recent City Hall meeting explaining their proposal.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 20, 2009

Gu Wins 2 Grants to Study Wastewater Treatment Processes

April Gu, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, has received a $297K NSF grant and a $230K grant from the Water and Environmental Research Foundation (WERF) to study the impact of wastewater derived organic nitrogen and refractory organic phosphorus.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 03, 2009

Caracoglia to Study Wind Effects on Buildings

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor, Luca Caracoglia, has received a $430K NSF CAREER grant to study how wind effects tall buildings.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 20, 2009

Solving Real Problems with Real Solutions

Professor Michael Silevitch spoke at the recent Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology workshop about the importance of working out real-world problems with the people that are striving to solve these issues.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 14, 2009

Touran Elected Secretary of Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section

Ali Touran, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was featured by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section, BSCES News, for his long and distinguished career and now most recently for his election as Secretary of BSCES.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 10, 2009

Caracoglia Wins a NSF CAREER Award

Luca Caracoglia, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has won a CAREER award, the NSF's most prestigious award for junior faculty, to determine wind hazards on tall buildings.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jun 22, 2009

EWB Featured by State Department

The Engineers Without Borders group is highlighted on, which is used to promote the nation's image in the world. The group was also recently featured on the Cambridge-based TV series "Civil Engineering Today".

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jun 17, 2009

Historical Brooklyn Bridge Built to Last

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Mishac Yegian has determined that the Brooklyn Bridge could withstand an earthquake that registers a 6.5 on the Richter Scale without any damage to its foundation.

Civil & Environmental Engineering