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CSU's Environmental Engineering Program Ranks 7th in the World

Our environmental engineering degree program has been ranked No. 7 worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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CSU CEE ranks #7 in affordable online Civil Engineering degrees

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Dr. Aditi Bhaskar specializes in changes to hydrologic systems from urban development, with a focus on interactions between groundwater, surface water, and engineered stormwater and water distribution systems. Dr. Bhaskar received a Sc.B. in Geology-Physics/Math from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She was a graduate trainee of the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) in "Water in the Urban Environment" at UMBC. Dr. Bhaskar was then awarded a National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, which took her to the Eastern Geographic Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia, before joining CSU.
Dr. Gaofeng Jia specializes in natural hazard risk assessment/mitigation, robust analysis/design of complex engineering systems and high performance structures, risk-informed decision making, modeling of aging and deterioration of infrastructure, as well as automated condition assessment of civil infrastructure with the ultimate goal of enhancing infrastructure resilience. His research brings together the versatility of generalized simulation-based approaches and the efficiency of soft computing and high performance computing to address the challenges associated with solving complex engineering problems. Dr. Jia earned his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (2007) and Master's degree in Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (2009) from Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (2014).

Prior to joining CSU, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame (2014-2015) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015-2016). He is recipient of the Young Researcher Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (2013), and of the Best Student Paper Award in the ASCE EMI/PMC conference (2012).

Dr. Ryan Morrison's research focuses on environmental flows and riverscape modifications. Specifically, his research has been centered on sustainably integrating ecological and human needs into water resource management, both from engineering and social science perspectives, and his work emphasizes the impacts of river management on aquatic ecosystems while exploring new methods for mitigating management effects. Dr. Morrison earned his B.S. (2005) and M.S. (2006) degrees in civil engineering from Washington State University, and his Ph.D. (2014) degree in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico.

Prior to joining CSU he was a research engineer at the U.S. Geological Survey and also worked as a water resources engineer in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Morrison is currently an associate editor for the Journal of the American Water Resources Association and a licensed professional engineer. He is looking forward to contributing to CSU's tradition of excellent research in water resource engineering.

Dr. Mahmoud invited to fourth Arab-American Frontiers symposium

Dr. Hussam Mahmoud has been invited to participant in the fourth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium, hosted by the Masdar Institute of Science Technology on its campus in Abu Dhabi on 5-7 November 2016. The upcoming symposium is held in partnership with Masdar Institute, New York University Abu Dhabi, Khalifa University and Petroleum Institute. It is also made possible thanks to the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). They have received hundreds of outstanding applications from the Arab region and the United States but only a small fraction of the applicants have been invited to participate.

The Arab-American Frontiers symposium intends to bring together researchers from many different disciplines. Thus, while the sessions of the meeting are designed to explore the frontiers of research in the fields of nanotechnology, water and solar energy, space technologies, neuroscience and oil and gas exploration, we will also have participants whose research falls within broader applications of these disciplines. Past experiences have shown that this leads to very interesting cross-disciplinary discussions and research collaborations.

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Dr. Siller awarded the Leo Jensen Prize for the Most Outstanding Paper

Dr. Tom Siller was awarded the Leo Jensen Prize for the Most Outstanding Paper at the Eighth International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development for his paper titled, "Is there a role for Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the future of Engineering Education for Sustainable Engineering?"

The prize consists of recognition from the Conference and in future publications and free conference registration for each author at the Ninth International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development in June 2018 as well as presenting the invited keynote plenary paper at that conference.

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Dr. Ellingwood wins ASCE's OPAL 2017 Award for Education

Dr. Bruce Ellingwood has been awarded the ASCE's Lifetime Achievement Award in Education at the Outstanding Projects Ands Leaders (OPAL) Gala scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, VA.

The OPAL Gala traditionally draws hundreds of civil engineers - practitioners, educators, military engineers and researchers. On this night the Society presents, in addition to the five OPAL Leadership awards in the categories of Construction, Design, Education, Government and Management, five Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) finalists from which one will be named the winner; the Charles Pankow Award for Innovation; the Henry L. Michel Award for Innovation in Research; and the Excellence in Journalism Award.

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UWIN is working toward a Water Sustainability Blueprint

The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is directed by Mazdak Arabi, Borland Professor of Water Resources in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The 15-member organization deploys the best minds in geosciences, ecology, atmospheric sciences, water resources, urban planning and social sciences to create innovative solutions for urban water problems.

The UWIN is working toward a Water Sustainability Blueprint that will include steps and guidance for action, which should be relevant to cities of all sizes.

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Dr. Salas receives Norman Medal from CE Society

Jose Salas, emeritus professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received the Norman Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The medal was jointly awarded to Jayantha Obeysekera, chief modeler at the South Florida Water Management District, who received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from CSU in 1982.

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Graduate Applications Being Accepted

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