Department Highlights

NAFEMS World Congress 2015
The 2015 World Congress will take place from June 21-24, 2015 in San Diego, California. It will focus on simulation and its impact on industry and beyond. Call for Papers: the congress will cover a wide range of topics, addressing every aspect of engineering simulation in a 3-day program. Abstracts for the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress are due November 17th, 2014.

Faculty in the Press
Environmental assistant professor Patrick McNamara was featured in an interview with ScienceNews for his research on the impacts of triclosan on anaerobic community structures, function, and antimicrobial resistance. Find the full research article here.

Sustainable Engineering Course
This course is intended for industry practitioners, academia, and municipal agencies interested in sustainable practices focused on the business of "Net Positive." This Sustainable Engineering Short Course will be held July 29-30 in Engineering Hall.

Emerging Contaminant Course
If you work for a utility, government agency, consulting firm, or research entity and want to learn about emerging contaminants and regulations, communication with the public, and treatment through drinking water, wastewater, and biosolids plants this course is for you. This Emerging Contaminant Short Course will be held October 21-22, 2014 on the Marquette campus.

International Research Presentation
Dr. S.M. Heinrich, gave a research presentation in Madrid, Spain April 30-May 2, at NMC 2014, the 11th Annual International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing. The talk focused on the dissertation research of his current graduate student, Mohamad Sotoudegan, on a novel microsensor for the detection of chemical or biological substances in liquids.

Infrastructure Ed. Workshop
The Center for Infrastructure Transformation and Education (CIT-E) announces its first Infrastructure Education Workshop: Establishing an Infrastructure Engineering Course at Your Institution. It will be held at Marquette University June 25-27, 2014. Registration is free, all are welcome to attend this event.

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NEWS (click link to events history)

Dissertation Defense
Tayyebeh Mohammadi
Advisor: Baolin Wan
Defense Date: July 9, 2014
Defense Time: 9:00 am
Defense Location: Engineering Hall-352
Dissertation Title: "Failure Mechanism and Key Parameters of FRP Debonding from Cracked Concrete Beams"

WEF National Competition Congratulations to Sara Breitzman, Andrea Dunn, Matthew Fueston, and Sarah Walsh for advancing to the next level of the Water Environment Federation National Competition that will be held from September 27-October 1 in New Orleans, in the Wastewater category. This is a highly competitive competition, and were chosen from a select pool of applicants across the nation. They also were invited to come share their presentation at the 2014 CSWEA Annual Conference that will be held in St. Paul on May 14th. Their problem statement for the competition is "Can we develop a more sustainable biosolids management plan for Southeastern Wisconsin?"

ASCE Regional Competition
On April 11-12, the Marquette ASCE Student chapter competed in the 2014 Annual Great Lakes Regional Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 18 other schools and over 500 students. Marquette finished in 10th place overall; while finishing 1st in Surveying, 6th in Steel Bridge, and 7th in the Concrete Canoe competitions.

Chi Epsilon Scholarship
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering would like to congratulate student Oliver Haugland on being awarded the 2014 Dr. Eugene A. Glysson National Chi Epsilon Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded yearly to students who demonstrate outstanding academic work, as well as significant, enthusiastic and excellent involvement in extracurricular activities, particularly within Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Congratulations Oliver!

James L. Allhands Essay
Ryan Mahoney, a CEMA student, had his James L. Allhands Essay targeting the importance of virtual construction tools for pre-project planning published in the April 2014 issue of the Professional Constructor Journal of the American Institute of Constructors. Congratulations Ryan!

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