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Feb 09, 2009

Prof Hellweger demonstrates that photosynthesis genes affect the fitness of marine species

Ferdi Hellweger, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, has found using a computer simulation that eliminating photosynthesis genes from marine viruses will negatively impact the fitness of these viruses causing them to die out.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jan 06, 2009

$9 Million Grant Awarded to Assess the Condition of Bridges and Roadways

The VOTERS (Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors) project, led by Prof. Ming Wang and Sara Wadia-Fascetti, will gather accurate, up-to-date condition information on roadways and bridges using compact instrument packages installed in cars and trucks.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 17, 2008

Engineers Without Borders visit Honduras

Check out the EWB student website for video from their latest trip to Honduras and their focus on providing clean water to the village of Los Planes.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 10, 2008

Engineers without Borders student group to return to Honduras

After being named "Project of the Month" in October, Engineers without Borders return to Honduras to continue work with their new water system.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 05, 2008

Professor’s aim – better bike paths

Engineering professor and bike enthusiast Peter Furth, along with his civil engineering students, is involved in projects for building better bike paths.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Nov 13, 2008

Engineering students lend Conservancy a hand

NU Chapter of ASCE has partnered with the Charles River Conservancy to repair the eroded slope on the Boston side of the Eliot Street Bridge.  Bostonians strolling or riding on the bike path by the Eliot Street Bridge next spring will have Northeastern students to thank when they see a new staircase built on what […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Oct 23, 2008

NU chapter of Engineers Without Borders chosen as "Project of the Month"

EWB has been chosen as "Project of the Month" for their work in the Yoro district of Honduras to help bring a clean reliable source of water to villagers.  EWB-USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 05, 2008

Rick Scranton receives singular honor from ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers has established the Richard J. Scranton Outstanding Community Service Award. This national award recognizes Rick's pioneering work in promoting ASCE student chapter involvement in community service activities, including a number of projects that benefitted our surrounding communities. As an advisor for our ASCE student chapter in the 1970's and […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering