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CSU receives $12 million for urban water sustainability research

Dr. Mazdak Arabi, serves as the director of UWIN, a consortium of 14 academic institutions and key partners across the nation is addressing the challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and around the world. Other CSU faculty involved with UWIN include professors Sybil Sharvelle, Brian Bledsoe, Neil Grigg, Jorge Ramirez, Dan Baker, and Scott Denning from the CSU College of Engineering, and LeRoy Poff with the Department of Biology.

Congratulations to Mazdak, Sybil, Brian, Neil, Jorge, Dan and Scott!

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Dr. Ellingwood receives 2015 CERRA Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Bruce Ellingwood was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association on Tuesday, July 14th in Vancouver. This award was given at the 12th International Conference on Application of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering.

According to the CERRA award committees, some experts show a once-in-a-lifetime brilliant idea, others are able to organize and run a large group of graduate students, open a new field of application or produce a lifelong permanent flow of high level output. The present 2015 CERRA award committee decided that it had very good reasons to honor Dr. Bruce Ellingwood in this way and stated: "We are talking of someone with a really impressive publication and citation record, based on work that can be qualified as being of a high scientific standard as well as important engineering relevance. We also refer to a number of practically oriented contributions to several code and standard committees and, last but not least, we are talking about the driving force behind one of the most appreciated journals: Dr. Bruce Ellingwood."

This has only been given several times in the last 15 to 20 years! Congratulations Bruce!

Dr. Atadero wins Best Diversity Paper Competition

Dr. Atadero's paper, "Creating Inclusive Environments in First-year Engineering Classes to Support Student Retention and Learning" has been selected as the winner of the Best Diversity Paper Competition for the upcoming ASEE Conference on June 14-17, in Seattle.

The paper will be presented at the special session on the Year of Action on Diversity on June 15. Congratulations Becki!

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Dr. Mahmoud invited to US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Dr. Hussam Mahmoud has been invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, California September 9-11. Dr. Mahmoud was nominated by Bruce Ellingwood, who is an NAE member, and selected by the organizing committee.

There will be 100 engineers, from industry, universities, and government labs at the symposium and attendees will represent the full range of engineering fields. The four broad topics that will be covered at the 2015 symposium are: Optical and Mechanical Metamaterials, Cybersecurity, Engineering the Search for Earth-like Planets, and Forecasting Natural Disasters.

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Dr. Labadie receives 2015 OnlinePlus Innovative Educator Award

Dr. John Labadie is awarded a 2015 OnlinePlus Innovative Educator (OPIE) Award. The award was established by Online Plus in 2013. All recipients are nominated by OnlinePlus students. Emphasis is placed on the positive relationship established with the students, how the professor was responsive, motivating and challenging in class and were the lectures interesting and insightful with thought-provoking homework assignments.

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Dr. Venayagmoorthy receives 2015-17 Monfort Professorship

Dr. Subhas Karan Venayagamoorthy has been named a Monfort Professor, one of the university's top honors. The Monfort Professor Award was established in 2002 through a gift from the Monfort Family Foundation. Venayagmoorthy will receive $75,000 annually for two years to support his research projects and teaching efforts.

"In addition to being an extraordinary researcher and student mentor, Karan is also an excellent teacher in a classroom setting," College of Engineering Dean David McLean wrote in his nomination letter. "He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses, consistently receiving outstanding evaluations from the students. Karan incorporates his cutting-edge research and knowledge into his classes and creates an environment that facilitates learning and student engagement."

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Graduate Applications Being Accepted

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