Aditi Bhaskar Mentors Several Students in the New CSU MURALS Academy

Colorado State University launched a new pilot program this fall to get first-year students of color more involved in undergraduate research, boosting their engagement and retention rates.   Aditi Bhaskar is mentoring several students who are tracking streamflow along Spring Creek and its tributaries.  She is hoping that the program will help retain students of color…Read more

Suren Chen Invited to be an International Advisor for Oslo Metropolitan University

Suren Chen has been Invited to be an International Advisor for Oslo Metropolitan University The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) is developing a new specialization in transport infrastructure engineering for their Master’s Degree Programme in Structural Engineering and Building Technology (MABY). This development is partly financed by the…Read more

Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Awards Joseph Scalia IV with Prestigious “Steward of the Environment” Award

Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Awards Joseph Scalia IV the Pretigious “Steward of the Environment” Award The Robert and Mitchell Landreth “Steward of the Environment” award was established in 2021 and is given in recognition of “distinguished engineering achievement related to the environment” by a young faculty member, graduate student, or post doctorate working with Geosynthetics.  Only…Read more

Nature Scientific Data Publishes Morrison Article on Changes in Floodplains

Ryan Morrison co-authored the paper “The changing face of floodplains in the Mississippi River Basin detected by a 60-year land use change dataset” which was published in Nature Scientific Data this month. The study was a large collaborative effort between researchers at the EPA, Texas A&M, CSU, University of Tennessee, and the University for Foreigners…Read more

2021-22 ASCE Society O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship Awarded to Wanting (Lisa) Wang

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Lisa Wang who received an $8000 2021-22  ASCE O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship in Structural Engineering to assist with her.  Said research consists of a systematic community-level analysis of linked physical, social and economic systems to de-aggregate performance targets of buildings to enable the community to achieve pre-defined socio-economic community-wide resilience goals.

Sacramento KOVR Interviews Mahmood on Effects of Smoke and Ash on Homes

El Dorado County (CBS13) interviewed Hussam Mahmoud regarding what possible damages could the smoke and ash from the Caldor Fire do to existing homes. Residents had received a letter from an attorney in Glendale warning of hidden damage that can’t be seen.  Interviewer, Anna Giles, reached out to Mahmoud for an expert opinion.  View interview…Read more

ASCE Awards Christopher Bareither the 2020 Associate Editor Award

Christopher Bareither received the ASCE 2020 Associate Editor Award for the 2020 Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.  The Associate Editor award recognizes an Associate Editor who has provided consistent and exemplary service to a particular journal or practice periodical, or a substantial unique contribution to the enhancement of ASCE’s publication activities.

Omar Nofal Receives ISEC-11 Conference Best Presentation Award

Omar Nofal Receives ISEC 11 Best Presentation Award Certificate Omar presented NIST’s multi-hazard hurricane damage and risk assessment as a part of the NSF-funded coastline and people project. In this research, they developed a multi-hazard approach to account for the combined impacts of hurricane-induced hazards including surge, wave, and wind on coastal communities. The developed…Read more

NASEM Selects Hussam Mahmoud for the 2021-23 New Voices Cohort

On July 10, 2021, Hussam Mahmoud was notified by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that he was selected for the 2021-23 New Voices Cohort. This was a very competitive process and 22 New Voices members out of nearly 300 applications were selected. According to NAESM, “New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine…Read more