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Dr. Colin J. Gleason of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department has won a $930,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study changing glaciers, rivers, and human water management in Nepal. Gleason is doing the research in cooperation with CEE Professors Dr. Casey Brown and Dr. Konstantinos Andreadis of UMass Amherst and Geology Professor Leigh Stearns at the University of Kansas.

Assistant Professor Dr. Emily Kumpel of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department has received a two-year, $143,872 grant from the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) to compare the human, environmental, and economic impacts of various drinking-water treatment systems in smaller communities throughout the United States. 

Dr. Colin J. Gleason (Principal Investigator) of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Dr. Jay Taneja of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a four-year, $779,966 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Dr. Chul Park of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Assistant Dean for Diversity Paula Rees, Ph.D., are among four faculty members who have been awarded Public Service Endowment Grants from a special campus fund designed to boost outreach, extend the campus resources into the surrounding community, and enhance the public service mission of the university.

Liquid meltwater can sometimes flow deep below the Greenland Ice Sheet in winter, not just in the summer, according to work published on April 9 in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters by Dr. Colin J. Gleason of the UMass Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department and his colleague Dr. Lincoln Pitcher at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Michael Smith, the technical training specialist in the UMass Transportation Center, which is part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, offered some wise, optimistic, and helpful comments in a news article for the Greenfield Recorder about his experiences working remotely from home during the COVID 19 pandemic. “The opportunity to have this kind of time with family doesn’t come along all that often,” said Smith, 50, of Heath.

See Recorder article »

The STEM Women’s Interdisciplinary Group, containing three College of Engineering Faculty members, has received one of the four new mutual mentoring grants, funded for up to $6,000 a year, by the UMass ADVANCE team. Among other UMass faculty, the STEM Women’s Interdisciplinary Group includes Dr. Caitlyn Butler of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Dr. Sarah Perry and Dr. Jessica Schiffman of the Chemical Engineering Department. 

See UMass ADVANCE Honors Seven Faculty with Mentoring Awards.

The UMass Amherst College of Engineering is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 outstanding alumni awards. Honorees represent the college’s five departments, and include five Distinguished Alumni and four Outstanding Young Alumni.

Unsafe drinking water is responsible for at least 500,000 deaths every year in low- and middle-income countries, where households might use many different sources of water, and family members might therefore contact pathogens from various water supplies. That critical problem was the issue being tackled by Dr. Emily Kumpel of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department when she was selected as a UMass Center for Research on Families (CRF) Research Fellow for 2020-2021.

Professor Sanjay Raja Arwade of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is one of seven UMass faculty members from across six departments and five colleges chosen as 2020 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the UMass Public Engagement Project (PEP).

 

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