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Professor John Tobiason of our Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was a prime interviewee for an August 16 Smithsonian magazine article commenting about The Drinkable Book, a remarkable publication made of pages that can purify water in developing countries using silver nanoparticles implanted in the paper. Researcher Theresa Dankovich of Carnegie...

On Thursday, August 20th, Dr. Richard Palmer contributed to a public forum dedicated to the water crisis in Sao Paulo. The hearings were organized by the Special Action Group of the Public Prosecutor of Sao Paulo, the Federal Public Ministry, the Public Ministry of State Auditors, the Ministry of Labor and State Public Defender. Experts spoke alongside farmers, everyday citizens, and former employees of water and waste management company Sabesp. The hearings were intended to collect evidence related to frequent interruptions in accessing the water supply; more than 50 related civil...

Research Assistant Professor Patrick Ray is part of a team of researchers in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department building a knowledge base about the Brahmaputra River in South Asia that will help scientists and water managers in the region. The project is aimed at alleviating poverty, improving hydroelectric and agricultural potential, and improving the overall lives of more than one billion people living near the river basin. Read related article at SciDev.net »...

From July 12 through 24, the College of Engineering held its third annual Summer ENGineering Institute (SENGI), this year running well-planned science and engineering learning activities for 43 high school students from around New England and beyond. The director of SENGI was Paula Rees, who is also the director of the Diversity Programs Office at the college.

From July 12 through 24, the College of Engineering held its third annual Summer ENGineering Institute (SENGI), this year running well-planned science and engineering learning activities for 43 high school students from...

Caitlyn Butler of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has received a $1,500 grant from the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) to serve as a Student Centered Teaching and Learning (SCTL) Fellow for the coming academic year.

As Glenn Caffery of the CTFD wrote to Butler when announcing the grant “The selection committee was impressed by the strength of the applicant pool. Your proposal was chosen because of the direct impact your project will have on student learning, the perspective you will bring to the fellowship cohort, and the...