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The New England Public Radio News Network will air a recording of David Reckhow’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture – “Drinking Water in Crisis: Lead, Lignin and Legionella” – on Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m. as part of its “Speakers Forum.” The professor of civil and environmental engineering presented his lecture on February 8 of 2017.

Professor Michael Knodler, the director of UMass Transportation Center in the UMass Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, is working with a team of  investigators on a groundbreaking research program on unmanned aerial systems, which recently received one of the three Science and Technology Grants issued to campus faculty from the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. The UMass Unmanned Aerial System Research and Education Collaborative (or UMassAir) is being established to study unmanned aerial systems, also known as drones, and advance cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, collaborative research and education. UMassAir received $100,000 in Science and Technology funds. See President’s Office Awards $735,000 in Science and Technology Grants.

On May 7, College of Engineering alumnus Krikor Ermonian ’52 passed away after leading a life rich in engineering accomplishments and generous philanthropy to the causes he believed in, including his alma mater. He was a career civil engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, retiring after nearly 30 years of designing critical flood control structures throughout New England. See obituary