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    steel bridge activities to the SMDI Steel Bridge Task Force and to participate in its semi annual three day meeting The recipient becomes an invited guest of the Steel Bridge Task Force which is comprised of the United States leading steel bridge experts The award will be presented at the SMDI Steel Bridge Task Force meeting in Denver Colorado this August To view more information about this memorial click here Dr Venayagamoorthy received the Frenkial Award by American Physical Society Dr Karan Venayagamoorthy has received the prestigious Frenkial Award from the American Physical Society APS for his paper Relevance of the Thorpe length scale in stably stratified turbulent flow published in 2013 in the prestigious journal Physics of Fluids The citation for the award reads For new and significant insights into scaling laws for stratified turbulence with potentially broad impact in the area of environmental flows The award will be presented to Karan at the APS meeting in San Francisco in November 2014 which brings together about 3000 fluid mechanics researchers from around the world every year and is the largest and most popular fluid mechanics conference in the world Dr Criswell received the 2014 Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Advisor Award Congratulations to Dr Marvin Criswell for being selected as the 2014 Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Advisor Dr Criswell is the 21st awardee of a program dedicated to promoting excellence in engineering education A 1 000 cash award will be given in his name to the Dean McLean s discretionary fund and he is invited to attend the 2014 Convention in Spokane WA on October 2 4 of this year Dr Steven Abt presented a Lifetime Achievement Award Steven Abt Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute during its annual meeting in Portland OR He was cited for his significant contributions to the society the profession and the nation Abt is a Fellow and life member of ASCE He is currently serving as a Senior Research Scientist at CSU and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers Dr Hussam Mahmoud joins the School of Biomedical Engineering Dr Hussam Mahmoud now holds a joint faculty appointment with the School of Biomedical Engineering at CSU His main bioengineering research is aimed at developing probabilistic frameworks for the evaluation of the risk of failure of biological tissues on the component and system levels Dr Mahmoud s current research focuses on mitigating risk of premature labor through probabilistic evaluation of cervix uterus interaction on the system level Traditional methods of assessing the risk of early labor have only focused on the cervix as opposed to the cervical uterus systems The simulated systems are assessed in terms of the cervical opening as a performance parameter since it is a direct indicator of cervical failure Dr Mahmoud s graduate class on Mechanics of Fatigue and Fracture highlights the cross linking between different fields by covering a wide range of topics ranging from failures in steel bridges and ship structures to hard tissues including bone and teeth Dr Ken Carlson debates the merits of fracking On May 4th Joseph Romm fellow at the Center for American Progress and founder of Climate Progress and Dr Ken Carlson debated whether fracking can be a clean and safe source of energy and if it can help transition the country towards renewable energy resources To watch this fascinating debate organized by the Real News Network click here 2013 14 Academic Year Faculty and Staff Awards Don Silar Outstanding Academic Partner Jess Cromley Staff Award for Excellence Dan Baker Outstanding Research Scientist Instructor Karan Venayagamoorthy Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Jeff Niemann Faculty Award for Excellence in Service John van de Lindt Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Tim Gates Outstanding Faculty Performance Engineering Days 2014 Awards Paul Heyliger has been awarded the College of Engineering s Outstanding Faculty Member by the Engineering College Council The CEE Department s student winners are Wenyuan Tang received the Civil Engineering Achievement Award Jacob Leins received the Outstanding Civil Engineering Student Award Tyler Dell received the Ralph Parshall Award Ryne Schroder received the Civil Engineering Student Leadership Award Qingjing Gong received the Environmental Engineering Achievement Award Keith Wakefield received the Environmental Engineering Student Leadership Award Dr van de Lindt elected as ASCE Fellow Congratulations to Dr van de Lindt for being approved by the Executive Committee of ASCE as a new Fellow member This is a very prestigious honor and the department is most proud Dr Carlson leads Colorado Water Watch study to chart changes in groundwater Conducted through Colorado State University in partnership with Noble Energy the Colorado Water Watch demonstration project will soon begin water table monitoring in test wells at roughly 10 Noble production sites in a real time look at how the water changes It was conceived not so much as a research project but as a tool to provide information to the public said project lead researcher Ken Carlson an associate professor Civil and Environmental Engineering at CSU The oil and gas industry is taking the initiative here to provide some visibility To read the full story click here Department Awarded Funding for New Water Center Mazdak Arabi PI Brian Bledsoe Co PI Sybil Sharvelle Co PI and Neil Grigg Director were awarded a multi university grant for a new water center The Mission of the CLEAN center is to create knowledge build capacity and forge collaboration to develop and demonstrate sustainable solutions for reduction of nutrient pollution in the nation s water resources Read More The Center activities connect natural and physical systems human actions and policy to create innovative solutions to nutrient pollution problems Sustainable nitrogen N and phosphorus P management solutions for restoring watershed systems and attaining designated uses will be developed and demonstrated These sustainable solutions will integrate abatement strategies for urban agricultural and riparian systems and effective policy instruments incentives and market based approaches that facilitate trading among sectors provide equity along water systems increase chance of adoption and minimize costs Dr Carlson interviewed by the Weather Channel concerning Colorado floods In memory of Dr Everett Richardson With great sadness we say farewell to a great friend of the department Dr Everett Richardson He leaves behind a wonderful legacy from his many important contributions to this community and we are proud and honored to have known him You may read more about Dr Everett Richardson s legacy here Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family at this difficult time Dr Venayagamoorthy Selected to Participate in NAE s 2013 U S Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Eighty one of the nation s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering s NAE 19th annual U S Frontiers of Engineering symposium The well being of society will rely on engineering ideas developed by our nation s leading technological thinkers said NAE President Charles M Vest The Frontiers of Engineering programs gives some of our most talented early career innovators the opportunity to create interdisciplinary relationships that are critical to shaping and advancing the future To read the full story click here NEES Soft Collapse Testing The NEES Soft Project is a five university and industry National Science Foundation funded collaboration designed to study seismic risk reduction for soft story woodframe buildings The goal is to develop a better understanding of the behavior of soft story woodframe buildings under seismic loads through numerical analyses and experimental testing The first four phases with four different retrofits all completed successfully In the final phase the building was able to survive 17 drift but ultimately collapsed All test videos are available on this Youtube channel The most recent project update is available here and you can also view the live camera footage from inside and outside the building here Recent article on CBS8 com titled Shake table experiment brings down the house Facing a Looming Water Shortage State Moves to Use Graywater Dr Sharvelle was interviewed by Colorado Public Radio this week in regards to the potential for using graywater to compensate for the water shortages in this state To hear the interview click here Ken Carlson Kimberly Catton receive two year 1 4 Million DOE grant Colorado State University has obtained a 1 4 million DOE grant to improve water management during shale oil and gas production Ken Carlson a civil engineering professor at Colorado State University will work with Noble Energy Inc on a new 1 4 million U S Department of Energy grant to optimize water management associated with Noble s oil and gas production in the Denver Julesburg Basin in Weld County Carlson and his partners will work to develop computer modeling and online training materials in partnership with industry He expects that the project will also benefit communities by reducing truck traffic air emissions and use of water resources The study will develop tools that will assist industry in siting and designing water treatment plants that are an essential part of the drive to recycle oil and gas related wastewater For more information click here In Memory of Dr Jack Cermak Jack Cermak a long time faculty member in our Department and recognized around the world for his contributions to wind engineering passed away on August 21st Jack had a very distinguished career at CSU including being named University Distinguished Professor and the University started the Cermak Advising Award in his honor He will be missed by friends and faculty here in the department and our thoughts and prayers are with his family His memorial service is being held today at 11 00am Office of Naval Research selects Dr Karan Venayagamoorthy as a 2012 Young Investigator Dr Karan Venayagamoorthy was selected as one of the 2012 Office of Naval Research Young Investigators This is a three year award and amounts to approximately 500 000 over this period This is a very prestigious award and combined with his CAREER award makes this a GREAT year for Karan To view the list of 2012 recipients click here For more about the ONR young investigator program click here Dr Venayagamoorthy has been awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award Dr Karan Venayagamoorthy has recently been awarded the National Science Foundation NSF CAREER Award As stated on NSF s website the CAREER Awards are NSF s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher scholars through outstanding research excellent education and the integration of education and research Karan s primary research expertise is in the field of environmental fluid mechanics and hydraulics with an emphasis on applying numerical simulations of fluid flows to study fundamental problems in civil and environmental engineering These fundamental problems such as pollution floods mixing etc involve rivers estuaries lakes coastal and open oceans and the atmosphere The focus of Karan s CAREER award research is toward basic understanding of turbulent mixing in geophysical flows with the clear objective of formulating and testing better parameterizations of these processes for applications in physical oceanography and engineering Read More Quantifying mixing in stably stratified turbulence has profound implications for geophysical flows For instance in the ocean the mixing processes are parameterized through vertical eddy diffusivities in general ocean circulation models It has been shown that the long term predictions of such models are highly sensitive to the eddy diffusivity parameterizations used Hence improved parameterizations are necessary for such models to reliably predict the ocean s role in global climate Similarly in the atmosphere the dispersion models perform relatively poorly under stably stratified conditions There has been a great deal of effort to develop simple and effective models for turbulent mixing in oceanic flows and other related flows However the fundamental role of small scale turbulent mixing in stably stratified flows is not yet fully understood and has proved difficult to parameterize The primary theme of Karan s five year CAREER award is towards improved understanding and modeling of turbulence in oceanic flows that will lead to new generalized formulations for the turbulent fluxes of momentum and scalar Specifically through this CAREER award Karan will perform research using state of the art direct numerical simulations DNS and large eddy simulations LES with fluid particle tracking to study turbulence in oceanic flows In particular new diagnostic tools for the separation and quantification of irreversible momentum and scalar fluxes associated with the energetics of these flows will be developed The research components of this work will be closely linked to a strong education and outreach program designed to improve understanding of turbulent mixing processes in geophysical flows and enhance the environmental fluid mechanics curriculum in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University The broader impacts of this research come from the wide applicability of improved mixing parameterizations in oceanography atmospheric science and engineering especially concerning climate change environmental sustainability renewable energy and national security Broader impact also comes from the strong integrated educational and outreach program Karan is currently establishing an environmental fluid dynamics program at Colorado State University CSU with an emphasis on empowering students with skill sets required to solve complex geophysics and engineering related problems in multi disciplinary settings Research and education are integrated through two new graduate courses in environmental fluid mechanics in addition to two other courses in that Karan has already developed Dr Venayagamoorthy is an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University He received his BScEng summa cum laude and MScEng cum laude degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Kwazulu Natal formerly known as the University of Natal in Durban South Africa and his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University More information please see http www engr colostate edu vskaran Dr Hussam Mahmoud received the NSF travel award Dr Hussam Mahmoud received the NSF travel award which is actually jointly sponsored by the the National Science Foundation NSF the Huixin Earthquake Engineering Foundation and the U S China Earthquake Engineering Foundation The award will provide funding to attend the Second PRC U S Earthquake Engineering Forum for Young Researchers May 21 22 2012 and the International Conference on Earthquake Engineering Research ICEER 2012 Challenges in the 21st Century May 18 21 2012 as well as a technical tour of Beijing May 22 24 2012 Round trip excursion airfare between the U S hometown and Harbin China conference registration and all accommodations meals and local transportation while in China are included in the award CO Governor recognizes RMRS CSU research Dr Jorge Ramirez Dr Romano Foti Dr Tom Brown of the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and his team Colorado State University Professor Dr Jorge Ramirez and recent CSU graduate Dr Romano Foti received recognition by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as Designated Finalists in CO LABS 2011 Governor s Award for High Impact Research awards for their research Quantifying the Current and Future Vulnerability of the United States Water Supply System Read More Dr Brown is the lead Water Resources Scientist for the U S Forest Service Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act RPA 2010 update For the last 15 years he has been researching evaluating and modeling water supply and demand Dr Ramirez and Dr Foti were both key partners in this research This research assesses the current and future vulnerability of our nation s water supply system and models projected changes in vulnerability using three climate models with several emission scenarios One key finding shows that future increases in the vulnerability of the U S water supply to shortage will depend more on changes in supply than on growth in water demand This research maps out the demand for and supply of water in the contiguous U S today and into the future and will be a foundation for water management policy decisions The publication of this study is anticipated in spring 2012 The research conducted by Dr Brown and his team is exemplary of the Station s mission to develop and deliver knowledge and innovative technology to improve the health and use of the nation s forests and rangelands said Dr Sam Foster Rocky Mountain Research Station Director Dr Ramirez a Colorado State professor of civil and environmental engineering currently leads the I WATER Integrated Water Atmosphere Ecosystems Education and Research program a 2 75 million research and education program funded by the National Science Foundation to train the next generation of water scientists He teaches courses in hydrologic science and engineering and does research on eco hydrology land surface atmosphere interactions sustainability and integrated vulnerability analysis of water and environmental systems regional evapotranspiration trends and climate change and the impacts of climate variability on hydrologic processes News Release by The Rocky Mountain Research Station Dr Hussam Mahmoud Joins the Department Dr Hussam Mahmoud joins the department as an Assistant Professor in the structural engineering program He received his bachelor s and master s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and his Ph D from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign UIUC Hussam s Ph D study focused on conducting system level seismic assessment of steel frames with energy dissipative connections using hybrid simulation and nonlinear dynamic time history analysis Read More about Dr Hussam Mahmoud Prior to starting his Ph D his involvement at UIUC with the Mutli Axial Full Scale Sub Structured Testing and Simulation MUST SIM facility as manager had been a great addition to his academic and research experience Hussam s work included conducting various small scale and large scale experimental testing and evaluating complex control algorithms and loading protocols used in the tests Before arriving at UIUC he worked as a research scientist at the ATLSS Research Center at Lehigh University His work at Lehigh focused on fatigue and fracture evaluation of steel bridges The work included material testing fractographic analysis field instrumentation and monitoring weld simulation and nonlinear finite element analysis He proposed proto type retrofits that have successfully been implemented on major bridges in the US Hussam is currently teaching Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering and will be teaching Design and Behavior of Steel Structures He is also interested in developing new courses including Structural Stability and Fatigue and Fracture He intends to align his teaching goals with that of the department and the college to further increase multidisciplinary studies He will do so through enriching course material with relevant subjects from different engineering disciplines as well as disciplines in the area of architecture human psychology and behavior and economics with the latter two being essential components when covering hazard loss assessment in the Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering course he teaches Hussam has many publications ranging between journal conference and technical reports He is a technical reviewer for various journals and is involved with many technical committees including ASCE on steel bridges and Eurocode Committee on Seismic Design TC 13 among many others Energy Water Consortium at Colorado State University Dr Ken Carlson in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dr Reagan Waskom Director of the Colorado Water Institute are leading the Energy Water Consortium at Colorado State University The consortium is a public private partnership between CSU and the oil and gas industry that is working to solve important issues related to water and the production of oil and gas in Colorado Colorado State University has long been involved with many aspects of oil and gas production including exploration production end use environmental solutions and policy regulatory issues See video Evan Vlachos receives Honorary Doctorate of Civil Engineering Evan Vlachos Professor received an Honorary Doctorate from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in March of this year in his home country of Greece Aristotle University Rector Yannis Mylopoulos and CSU President Tony Frank combined Vlachos award ceremony with a signing of an International Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities The memorandum creates a partnership between the two universities that will focus on Water diplomacy involving multiple countries Water resources planning and management with emphasis on new techniques and models Exploration of extreme hydrologic events such as drought and floods and their consequences for water scarce and water stressed hydrologic regimes Exchanges of graduate students and faculty and Comparative drought and desertification studies involving the agricultural economies of Colorado and Greece Read More Greece like the United States faces overpopulated urban areas with a limited water supply but it also struggles with water agreements since it is a downstream country Vlachos said Vlachos an expert in water resources and planning management is retired from the Department of Sociology at CSU and currently coordinates the North American UNESCO water center approved by the United Nations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering CSU s International School for Water Resources in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering serves as the host organization for the UNESCO center Also participating from Colorado State are the Colorado Water Institute and the Department of Sociology The other institutions participating are the University of Arizona the University of New Hampshire Oregon State University and Florida International University As a founding member of the UNESCO center CSU boasts that approximately 120 professors conducting water related research at Colorado State will also help provide guidance on issues largely facing the world including hydrologic and hydraulic engineering water planning and systems management water policy development and governance ecosystem sustainability socioeconomic analysis conflict resolution and global change Video of Hooding Video of President Frank 1st Place Civil Engineering Senior Design Project Winners BANAA Engineering Katherine Adams Kelly Bergdolt Fares AlQahtani Dustin North Brian Auer BANAA Engineering conducted research in the area of water reuse and conservation to assist the new Engineering II building in achieving LEED Gold or Platinum Certification Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design The building will be located on the corner of Meridian Avenue and Laurel Street on the Colorado State University main campus Read More We developed four conservation techniques that include the following Installation of a bioswale along the rear of the building next to Laurel Street to collect and treat runoff Helps remove suspended solids phosphorous and various metals from the runoff so the water is much cleaner when it s infiltrated back into the ground Use of native plants for landscaping purposes so water use is reduced Use of low flow toilets waterless urinals and aerators installed on the faucets to minimize the buildings water use internally Installation of a graywater reuse system in the basement of the building that will collect water from the bathroom and lab sinks treat it then use that water to refill the toilets and or irrigate the buildings landscaping Water reuse and conservation accounts for 10 points of the maximum 110 points With our design proposal we are able to contribute 7 8 points toward the maximum of 10 Dr Karan Venayagamoorthy selected for the 2011 Best Teacher Award Dr Karan Venayagamoorthy has been selected as one of the 2011 Best Teacher Award recipients by the CSU Alumni Association Each year the CSU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Connection encourages students alumni and faculty and staff to submit nominations for our Best Teacher awards This year Dr Venayagamoorthy was selected for this award and we are very proud of him and offer him our congratulations 2 75M to Train Next Generation of Water Scientists and Engineers Civil engineering professor Jorge A Ramirez will head a National Science Foundation education program known as Water Atmosphere Ecosystem Education and Research or WATER Ramirez and his collaborators received the prestigious NSF grant to develop a new doctoral program in integrated multidisciplinary research and education that addresses the complex hydrologic ecologic and socio economic challenges facing society Water management decisions generate conflicts between humans ecosystem needs and political jurisdictions Ramirez said Therefore there is a critical need for scientists who can address three important questions 1 how can limited fresh water be distributed equitably in a socially acceptable and sustainable framework 2 what are the relative ecological and societal benefits and drawbacks of management actions and 3 how can science provide answers for wise water management decisions The five year grant will train as many as 30 doctoral students in civil and environmental engineering atmospheric science and ecology on all aspects of WATER science and engineering For more information about this new program contact Jorge A Ramirez or visit this website ASCE 2010 Honors and Awards The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering had excellent representation in the Recent ASCE 2010 Honors and Awards Donald K Frevert Alum Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award Jon A Peterka Alum Jack E Cermak Medal Sybil E Sharvelle Faculty Rudolph Hering Medal Mazdak Arabi Faculty Rudolph Hering Medal Vijay P Singh Alum Norman Medal Lynda Barber Wiltse Alum Harold R Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering Jose D Salas Faculty Ven Te Chow Award Fulbright Scholar to help Chileans rebuild Civil engineering Professor Larry Roesner will travel to Chile as a Senior Fulbright Scholar to assist rebuilding efforts in areas recovering from this summer s 8 8 magnitude earthquake Roesner a widely recognized expert in urban water management will be helping officials develop a manual for state of the art water and wastewater treatment design Read more about Larry Roesner s Fulbright appointment here Outreach with our Wind program The students visit in our laboratory was a part of a field trip at the Engineering Research Center ERC of first grade students from a local elementary school It is an annual event during which the students visit various laboratories at ERC During the visit at the Wind Engineering and Fluids Laboratory WEFL students learn how wind effects on buildings and structures are modeled using wind tunnels To relate the modeling of wind in wind tunnels to students experience s with wind e g during outdoor activities bike riding etc students are divided into small groups and each group is exposed to wind generated inside a large wind tunnel at WEFL During this experiment the wind speed is gradually increased and students are asked to compare their perception of the modeled wind with their wind experiences during outdoor activities e g bike riding etc Graduate students affiliated with WEFL provide assistance during this testing A general Q A period during which 1st graders are encouraged to ask questions related to wind and related topics concludes the students visit at WEFL It appears that impact of students experience with with tunnel generated wind is long lasting as some of the students several years later seek assistance at WEFL during their work on science fair projects and other science learning activities Over the years the personnel of WEFL have participated in a number of wind engineering outreach activities involving teachers and students from local K12 schools and a couple of pre school care learning centers Information on wind engineering activities at WEFL can be found at www windlab colostate edu 2010 Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty and Awards Staff Award for Excellence Kathy Stencel Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Darrell G Fontane Outstanding Faculty Performance Subhas K Venayagamoorthy Faculty Award for Excellence in Service Outreach Sybil E Sharvelle Faculty Award for Excellence in Service Outreach Jose L Chavez Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Thomas C Sale Other Awards Mazdak Arabi was selected by ASCE for the 2010 Rudolph Hering Medal Suren Chen received the 2009 Collingwood Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers In addition he received the 2009 ASCE Outstanding Reviewer and was nominated for the Best Teacher Award by the Colorado State Alumni Association Tim Gates was nominated for the Best Teacher Award by the Colorado State Alumni Association Linda Hinshaw received the College of Engineering Outstanding Administrative Professional Award Paul Heyliger received the Best Professor of the Year by the COE Student Engineering Legislature Jorge Ramirez was selected as an Outstanding Faculty Member by CSU s Greek Life Community this year Jose Salas was selected by ASCE for the 2010 Ven Te Chow Award Sybil Sharvelle was selected by ASCE for the 1010 Rudolph Hering Medal Karan Venayagamoorthy received the Lorenz G Straub award from the St Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota for his Ph D dissertation Evan Vlachos received the Office of International Programs 2010 Distinguished Service Award which recognizes faculty or staff who have made a significant impact campus wide on internationalization efforts of Colorado State University Emeritus Professor Dr Robert Ward receives the 2010 Elizabeth Jester Fellows Award Dr Robert C Ward is dedicated to improving the state of the science of water quality monitoring through the delivery of quality education development of coherent water monitoring systems and promotion of the development of water quality information that the public and decision makers can understand trust and use to further improve water resources Dr Ward taught two generations of students in operations research engineering design and water quality monitoring during his 35 year tenure at CSU and through his Short Course on Water Quality Monitoring Network Design His seminal text on this topic and the monitoring network design he helped develop in New Zealand stand as testament to his work His profession of goal oriented monitoring was reflected in the Interim Task Force on Monitoring products as well as the National Water Quality Monitoring Council s NWQMC Framework for Water Quality Monitoring Internationally he has served on the scientific Organizing Committee for four Europe wide conferences on water quality monitoring Read More about the Elizabeth Jester Fellows Award Elizabeth Jester Fellows headed the Assessment and Watershed Protection Division in EPA s Office of Water until November 2000 She dedicated her career to natural resources management environmental protection and public service She envisioned the creation of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council NWQMC and advocated for the development of a national framework for collecting assessing and communicating water quality monitoring information In her memory the NWQMC has established the Elizabeth Jester Fellows Award to recognize individuals for outstanding achievement exemplary service and distinguished leadership in the field of water quality monitoring Dr Karan Venayagamoorthy wins the Lorenz G Straub award Dr Karan Venayagamoorthy an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering at CSU has won the prestigious Lorenz G Straub award from the St Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota for his 2006 PhD dissertation at Stanford University Professor Roberto Ballarini the Head of Department of Civil Engineering who presented the award to Dr Venayagamoorthy at the Award Ceremony held at the St Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota Read More Established under the Lorenz G Straub Memorial Fund this Award is given for the most meritorious thesis in hydraulic engineering ecohydraulics or related fields The competition is international and nominations may be made by any recognized civil and environmental engineering program in the world Recipients are presented with a Straub Award medal certificate and a monetary gift The recipient of the 2006 Straub Award is Dr Subhas Karan Venayagamoorthy who completed his PhD work at Stanford University under the advisorship of Professor Oliver Fringer Karan s PhD title was Energetics and dynamics of internal waves on a shelf break using numerical simulations It was also a double honor for Karan when the Director of St Anthony Falls Laboratory Professor Fotis Sotiropoulos gave Karan the opportunity to present the colloquium at the award ceremony Typically this special colloquium is presented by a keynote speaker while the award winner is normally requested to give a brief presentation of his her dissertation The 41st Straub Award ceremony occurred on April 7 2010 at the St Anthony Falls Laboratory during which Dr Venayagamoorthy presented a seminar entitled Probing the physics of internal waves on a shelf break using numerical simulations The award was presented to Karan by the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota Professor Roberto Ballarini see picture For more information about Dr Venayagamoorthy please visit his webpage here Dr Salas to receive award from the American Society of Civil Engineers Dr Jose Salas s prestigious new award from the American Society of Civil Engineers will be presented May 16 20 in Providence Rhode Island This is the most visible and prestigious award given in his field of hydrology The prestigious Ven Te Chow award of the American Society of Civil Engineers is presented annually to individuals in recognition of lifetime exceptional achievement and significant contribution in research education and practice in the field of hydrologic engineering In particular Pepe is being recognized for his significant contributions to hydrology in the areas of probabilistic and stochastic characterization of hydrologic processes flood forecasting regional drought analysis and frequency analysis as well as for his contributions to education through books and publications he is currently working on his second book now The award letter mentions his modeling of the Colorado River the Nile and the Great Lakes Basin Dr Tom Sale s Seminar influences DuPont s groundwater tests During the March 1 grand opening of the DuPont information center at 223 Wanaque Ave an informational seminar with Dr Thomas Sale of Colorado State University was held DuPont has used research scientists at CSU to study how it can properly clean the underground water To read the full story click here Total Water Management by Dr Neil Grigg Global water issues loom large with continued water scarcity flood damages pollution and other problems Neil Grigg Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State addressed them with a new book entitled Total Water Management Leadership practices for a sustainable future The book was published in 2008 by the American Water Works Association and introduced at their annual Conference and Exposition held in June in Atlanta Georgia Total Water Management TWM is a framework for principles and practices of sustainable water resources management and is similar to the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management The central concepts of TWM are aimed at sustaining use of water and the environment Dr Grigg s book includes several chapters aimed directly at this goal They include planning and shared governance triple bottom line reporting value of water and environmental stewardship ethics and education Dr Sharvelle Dr Arabi selected for the 2010 Rudolph Hering Medal Two of our faculty members Dr Sybil Sharvelle and Dr Mazdak Arabi have been selected by ASCE for the 2010 Rudolph Hering Medal for the paper Model Development for Biotrickling Filter Treatment of Graywater Simulant and Waste Gas I which was published in the Journal of Environmental Engineering in October 2008 The Rudolph Hering Medal was instituted and endowed in 1924 by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE in honor of Rudolph Hering past vice president of the society The medal is awarded to the author s of the paper which contains the most valuable contribution to the increase of knowledge in and to the advancement of the environmental branch of the engineering profession In selecting the paper the selection committee particularly noted its originality Suren Chen receiving ASCE Collingwood Prize Suren Chen Ph D P E M ASCE is the recipient of the 2009 Collingwood Prize for the paper Equivalent Wheel Load Approach for Slender Cable Stayed Bridge Assessment Under Traffic and Wind Feasibility Study published the Journal of Bridge Engineering November December 2007 Read More Currently fatigue design only considers one design truck per bridge which may not be rational for long span bridges Dr Chen s paper develops a new equivalent dynamic wheel load approach for considering the complicated interactions between vehicle bridge and wind when more than one vehicle may be present by creating equations which are independent of the number of vehicles The simplification resulting from the new method lays a foundation for advancing bridge design codes to more accurately analyze fatigue for long span bridges under wind and actual traffic conditions The Collingwood Prize is awarded to

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    competition in CIVE 525 The building of a pump that would pump water from the floor of the basement of the Engineering Building to the roof 4 stories without an external power source is a required project in the Water Engineering International Development CIVE 525 course The course focuses on the planning and design of small scale and low cost drinking water wastewater and irrigation systems for rural communities in developing countries The winning pump had an efficiency of 59 which was impressive as all students were limited to using PVC piping Congratualtions to our Fall 2015 Graduates Front Row Chris Holmes Melissa James Clint Sciacca 2nd row Ryan Barr Nick Sianta Samantha Mauzy 3rd row Chris Jarrett Togi Tampubolon Josh Wright Gabrielle Davis 4th row Ellie Troxell Paul Ritschard Robert Jacquet 5th row Cody Oser Laurie Alburn Advisor Sarah Youssef Advisor 6th row Dr Ryan Bailey Jeff Doersch Dr Charles Shackelford Back row Dr Neil Grigg Dr Wade Troxell Dr Chris Thornton Dr Tom Sanders Click Here to View a Slideshow of Graduation Photos Kayla Moden awarded Jack and June Richardson Honors Scholarship Kayla Moden a Student Ambassador and an Environmental Engineering undergraduate was awarded the prestigious Jack and June Richardson Honors Scholarship The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to two or more of the very best full time undergraduate students who are in the University Honors Program at Colorado State University with outstanding academic achievement the potential to make a significant intellectual or humanitarian contribution and commitment to an undergraduate experience that emphasizes the development of advanced research and communication skills Kayla will be involved in undergraduate research in the geoengineering program under Dr Chris Bareither this summer and will continue as a department Student Ambassador next academic year Cole Brubaker awarded scholarship from

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    and use standards in more than one major civil engineering area An ability to design a system component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic environmental social political ethical health and safety constructability and sustainability An ability to function in multi disciplinary teams An ability to identify formulate and solve engineering problems in at least four of the recognized major civil engineering areas An understanding of civil engineering professional practice topics the importance of professional registration and the principles of professional and ethical responsibility An ability to communicate effectively The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global economic environmental and societal context A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life long learning A knowledge of contemporary issues An ability to use the techniques skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice Outcomes a k are very similar for all majors in the College of Engineering COE Outcomes a b c e and f have been modified and made more specific to reflect the requirements of the ABET Civil Engineering Program Criteria Additionally it is important to note that the outcomes listed in the General Catalog have been rearranged and some of the verb tenses changed in order to aid readability The wording of the outcomes is the same however The program outcomes are given on the website at http www engr colostate edu ce accreditation shtml and are also listed on page 1 of section 2 8 of the 2012 2013 CSU General Catalog Civil Engineering Student Data 2012 13 Enrollment 355 2012 13 BS Degrees Awarded 75 2013 14 BS Enrollment 315 2013 14 BS Degrees Awarded 72 2014 15 BS Enrollment 318 2014 15 BS Degrees Awarded 67 2015 16 BS Enrollment 319 Environmental Engineering Accreditation Environmental Engineering Program Objectives Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will be able to Identify analyze formulate and design solutions to Civil Engineering problems both independently and in a team environment Apply considerations of technical legal regulatory social environmental and economic factors towards managing multi faceted and multi disciplinary projects Communicate effectively in both technical and non technical settings with co workers professional clients and the public and Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning professional development and leadership including participation in continuing education courses workshops and or graduate study and the pursuit of licensure as a Professional Engineer Environmental Engineering Student Outcomes The environmental engineering program outcomes are consistent with the thirteen ABET Criterion 3 outcomes a m Graduates of the undergraduate environmental engineering program will have the following An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics including probability and statistics science and engineering principles with emphasis on applications for environmental engineering An ability to design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data and use standards in more than one major civil and environmental engineering area An ability to design a system component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as

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    society s infrastructure the highways buildings and water systems we use daily A few areas in which civil engineers work include construction management groundwater contamination transportation design and planning design construction and monitoring of waste containment facilities disaster prevention river mechanics and stream restoration earthquake engineering flood prediction forecasting and control community development surveying and mapping and wind engineering The infrastructure of the United States is deteriorating and in need of repair Civil Engineers will be called upon to do this Civil Engineers employ scientific principles to serve society Many Civil Engineers work internationally to improve the quality of life throughout the world There is a huge need For example 1 1 billion people worldwide live without safe drinking water 2 6 billion people do not have adequate sanitation and 3 4 million people die annually from water related diseases One student organization Engineers Without Borders is trying to help in one small way to improve the quality of life in third world countries See video CSU EWB in El Salvador Civil Engineers apply modern tools such as global positioning systems GPS and geographic information systems GIS to solve problems related to water resources transportation or structures They use information technology to protect infrastructure from natural hazards or terrorist threats How Can You Become an Engineering Student In high school focus on academic courses emphasizing English mathematics sciences social studies and complete Four units of English including reading composition grammar literature and speech One unit each of algebra I geometry algebra II and one half unit of trigonometry precalculus One unit each of chemistry or physics and natural science including laboratory work Two units of social science and one additional unit of either natural or social science Three units of academic electives can include foreign language You will also need

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    control systems industries that need to treat air or wastewater discharges private and municipal groups that supply drinking water companies that treat and dispose of hazardous chemicals governmental agencies laboratories that develop pollution control systems agencies that transfer knowledge to the developing world and public interest groups that advocate environmental protection Third world countries are in dire need of environmental engineers Over 1 1 billion people worldwide live without safe drinking water and 3 4 million people die annually from water related diseases One student organization Engineers Without Borders is involved in helping a small village in a third world country with safe drinking water See video CSU EWB in El Salvador The curriculum is based on a strong foundation in natural sciences mathematics biological sciences and engineering fundamentals Upper level courses address engineering applications in air water land pollution and environmental toxicology in which pollution prevention and control measures are emphasized Other topics include agricultural and environmental measurements rate controlled separations basic hydrology environmental law and environmental ethics Careful selection of technical electives allows students to specialize in a related field of interest We also offer an Ecological Engineering Concentration Ecological Engineering is the design of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with the natural environment for the benefit of both The concentration in Ecological Engineering emphasizes incorporation of ecological principles in engineering design to promote development of robust and sustainable human environmental systems The curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in environmental science and ecology while maintaining engineering rigor and an emphasis on problem solving Ecological Engineering concentration requires coursework in general ecology advanced aquatic ecology and soil science as well as additional engineering coursework in ecological engineering and nonpoint source pollution management How Can You Become an Engineering Student In high school focus on academic courses

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    at the strength of the academic high school record courses completed cumulative GPA and class rank and results from standardized tests SAT and or ACT Other scholarship programs may require additional materials For more information see the College of Engineering s webpage on Scholarships and Financial Aid Q What is the cost of tuition at CSU A Tuition depends on whether you are an in state or out of state resident For tuition information and other financial information visit Student Financial Services Q Do I need to live on campus during my freshman year A Information on housing policies can be found through Housing Dining Services Prospective Students For more information about the residence halls click here Q Do I have to take the Math Placement Exam MPE A All entering students are required to take either the CSU Math Placement Exam or Math Challenge Exam unless they have already earned transferable University credit for a course in college level mathematics Depending upon course prerequisites incoming students with transferable credit in mathematics may still need to complete the MPE Students are strongly advised to prepare for the exam by using the MPE Review Materials provided by the Math Department To see the Review Materials and for more information on the MPE see Placement Information Q Do you accept AP credits A Many AP credits can be applied toward an engineering degree Typical areas in which students bring AP credits include calculus chemistry physics computer science biology and liberal arts subjects For equivalencies see the Registrar s Office webpage on AP Equivalencies For the Civil and Environmental Engineering curriculum requirements see the appropriate Flowcharts on our Curriculum and Advising webpage Q What kinds of credits do I receive for an International Baccalaureate I B Diploma A For equivalencies see the Registrar s Office webpage on IB Equivalencies For the Civil and Environmental Engineering curriculum requirements see the appropriate Flowcharts on the Curriculum and Advising webpage Q Do you have an Honors Program If so how do I apply A Yes there are Honors classes available in the Civil and Environmental Engineering degree programs If you are accepted into the Honors Program you will usually be in smaller classes that delve a little deeper into topics of study than the non Honors classes on the same subject For more information about the honors program click here Return to Top Transfer Information Q What are your admissions requirements for transfer students A Majors within the College of Engineering are considered Competitive Majors there are more competitive admission requirements such as higher GPA higher test scores and or additional course work To qualify for direct admission to a competitive major you must be recommended for general University admission after a holistic review and satisfy the additional requirements To see the additional requirements for admission into the College of Engineering click on Engineering on the Office of Admissions Competitive Majors webpage Q Can I qualify for scholarship consideration in the first semester at Colorado State

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    Map 1930 s 1940 s 1950 s 1960 s 1970 s 1980 s 1990 s 2000 s 2001 PRESENT Stay Connected Attend Engineering Events Nominate an Alum Join the Alumni Association Support Engineering Support CSU Research International Programs Research Centers Research Laboratories Visit the CEE Department Hang out for an afternoon It s one thing for us to tell you about our Civil Engineering program It s another to have a conversation with one of your future professors or take a student guided tour of the department A visit can give you a feel for the environment that a website or a phone call can never convey When To Come Monday through Fridays during the academic year are great times to visit We will even arrange for a tour over the weekend if that fits your schedule best but be advised that we will not be able to arrange a meeting with a faculty member on a weekend Just contact our office a week or more in advance of your visit so we can make arrangements and confirm your visit Engineering Exploration Days are an annual event During this program high school students and their parents can learn about engineering majors and careers take tours of our labs and ask questions of current students faculty and financial aid officers For more information on Engineering Exploration Day contact the College of Engineering at 970 491 6220 What To Do Student guided departmental tours are available during the academic year Monday through Friday Meet with a professor We ll try to match your interests and needs with the right faculty member Want a tour of the entire campus The Office of Admissions has campus tours available for incoming freshmen and prospective students Something else you want to see or do Mention your

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    Faculty Administrative Staff COE Resources Department Resources Conferences Short Courses Resources for New Faculty Engineering Software Extension Programs Alumni Friends Meet our Alumni World Map USA Map 1930 s 1940 s 1950 s 1960 s 1970 s 1980 s 1990 s 2000 s 2001 PRESENT Stay Connected Attend Engineering Events Nominate an Alum Join the Alumni Association Support Engineering Support CSU Research International Programs Research Centers Research Laboratories Curriculum and

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