Dr. Sale received SERDP & ESTCP 2014 Project of the Year Award
Dr. Tom Sale received a SERDP and ESTCP 2014 Project of the Year award from Andrea Leeson, Deputy Director & Environmental Restoration Program Manager at SERDP & ESTCP on Friday, December 12th. This award recognizes outstanding research and technology developments that will benefit the Department of Defense (DoD).
These efforts are helping DoD enhance its mission capabilities, improve its environmental and energy performance, and reduce costs. Dr. Sale’s project was in environmental restoration: Basic Research Addressing Contaminants in Low Permeability Zones. His team developed analytical and numerical modeling techniques to address transport and fate of contaminants in heterogeneous media, along with a State-of-the-Science review of management of contaminants in low permeability zones in aquifers.
Dr. Venayagamoorthy and Grad Students receive Francois Frenkiel Award
Dr. Karan Venayagamoorthy, and two of his graduate students, Benjamin Mater and Simon Schaad, have been unanimously selected by the American Physical Society for the top Physics of Fluid article by young investigators in 2013. They received the Francois Frenkiel Award the society's Division of Fluid Dynamics for their paper: "Relevance of Thorpe length scale in stably stratified turbulence."
The paper was selected "For new and significant insights into scaling laws for stratified turbulence with potentially broad impact in the area of environmental flows," according to the citation for the award.
The award was presented to Venayagamoorthy and his students at a recent Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting in San Francisco. For more information about this paper, click here.
College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Marvin Criswell and Dr. Hussam Mahmoud for receiving the COE's Meritorious Faculty Emeritus Award and the George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award, respectively.
Dr. Bareither receives 2013 Practical Paper Award
Congratulations to Chris Bareither for receiving the 2013 Practical Paper Award from ASTM Committee D-18 on Soil and Rock for his paper, "Evaluation of Bouwer-Rice Large-Particle Correction Procedure for Soil Water Characteristic Curves," published in the ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.
Dr. Sharvelle selected for Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
Dr. Sybil Sharvelle has been selected by the National Academy of Engineers (NAE) to participate in the Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium to be held October 26-29, 2014, at the NAE Beckman Center in Irvine, CA . This symposium recognizes faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines, and offers an opportunity for these faculty to share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution.
Dr. Ken Carlson received $500k gift from Noble company
Dr. Carlson has received a $500k gift from the Noble company to the Center for Energy Water Sustainability in support of the continued development of the Colorado Water Watch that will be released to the public at next month's Natural Gas Symposium in Denver.
USDA funds CSU Team for 3 Year Project in Colorado's Arkansas River Valley
The USDA NIFA National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is funding a 3-yrs project for $659,955 entitled "Water Quality and Productivity Enhancement in an Irrigated River Basin through Participatory Conservation Planning and Analysis." Dr. Timothy Gates is the Project Director (PD) and Dr. John Labadie, Dr. Ryan Bailey, and Dr. Dana Hoag (Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics) are Co-PDs.
This project's goal is to identify and rank conservation practices that will sustain agricultural productivity and benefit the environment by lowering return flows and pollutant (salt and selenium) loads to the stream-aquifer system of Colorado's Lower Arkansas River Basin. A major obstacle to using these methods in western irrigated river valleys is the requirement that altered streamflow patterns cannot violate water rights or interstate river compacts. Calibrated regional and basin scale flow and solute transport models will be used to find effective conservation scenarios that satisfy socioeconomic and institutional constraints in the river basin. The project will involve extensive advisory stakeholder and student participation.
Graduate Applications Being Accepted
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