CEE Stories
Ellison Milne CarterEllison Carter and John Volckens receive $2.2M grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

A team led by Ellison Carter and John Volckens in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering has received a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control, to develop radical new technologies and methods for assessing worker exposure to occupational air pollutants. […]

spillway3_full croppedStantec/AECOM Partner with CSU Hydraulics Lab to Design New Spillway for Gross Reservoir Dam

Drs. Christopher Thornton and Robert Ettema along with M.S. student Taylor Hogan in partnership with Stantec/AECOM have designed and built a test model spillway for the Gross Reservoir in southwest Boulder County for Denver Water.  The reservoir provides water to more than 1.4 million residents along the Front Range.  The planned height of the dam […]

Sybil  SharvelleSybil Sharvelle Receives $3M NSF Grant

Dr. Sybil Sharvelle was awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from NSF for The Interdisciplinary Training, Education and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems (InTERFEWS) Program.  This program brings together PhD students from traditionally disparate disciplines to conduct research on key problems in the Food-Energy-Water nexus with a focus on water-scarce, arid regions. The mission of the […]

Charles ShackelfordCharles Shackelford Speaks for the Canadian Geotechnical Society Cross Canada Lecture Tour

Charles Shackelford, Department Head, was the first Colorado State University civil engineering professor invited to speak in the Cross Canada Lecture Tour (CCLT). Each year for 53 years, the Canadian Geotechnical Society has invited one prominent Canadian geotechnical professional and one international professional to present.   Within a continuous three-week period in May and June, Shackelford […]

Bailey saltRyan Bailey receives NSF Early Career Award

Ryan Bailey received a five-year, $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to investigate the origination of buildup-inducing salt.  Ryan is looking at whether the salt could be coming from rainstorms and flash floods happening far upstream from the river basins, lakes, and reservoirs being used to irrigate […]

nelsonoutreach_870x420Summer Outreach Program funded by Dr. Peter Nelson CAREER Grant

Earlier this month, 10 high school students waded through Spring Creek sampling fish and insects as part of a summer outreach program in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. The program is funded through a five-year National Science Foundation CAREER grant awarded to Peter Nelson. CAREER awards are given “in support of the early […]

Lower Arkansas River Valley VistaUSDA 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 […]

IMG_6051ASCE Student Organization Places High at Regionals

This year our student organization shined at the ASCE regional competitions in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our steel bridge team placed second overall out of 14 teams earning themselves a spot at the national competition in Corvallis May 26-27, 2017. They won first place for economy and display, second for construction speed, and third for […]

Jens BlotevogelProject Team developing Cleanup Method for Stubborn Contaminants

Jens Blotevogel, research assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and co-director of the Center for Contaminant Hydrology, has received a three-year, $578,000 grant to test a promising new way to clean up PFCs, supported by the Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), a broad class […]