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An editorial in Masslive gave a rave review to the recent opening of the University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) Aviation Research and Training facility adjacent to the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.

Henry Mulvey, a first-year graduate student in the dual Master of Regional Planning and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation) degree program, was part of a recent graduate course that worked closely with the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), the largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts. 

The College of Engineering has established the William W. Boyer Endowed Professorship in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, a distinguished position created to attract or retain outstanding faculty members to CEE. 

College of Engineering seniors Jasmine Bogle, Alanna Joachim, and Raveena Dookhan, will be honored with distinguished awards during Undergraduate Commencement. 

Geotechnical engineer and professor Don J. DeGroot, Sc.D., P.E. will deliver the Fourth Charles C. Ladd Memorial Lecture for the Boston Society of Civil Engineers.Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers on May 19.

The College of Engineering has selected Colby Norwood as the winner of the 2022 Dean’s Outstanding Service Award and Jodi Ozdarski as the recipient of the 2022 Dean’s Outstanding Student Support Award. 

Sanjay R. Arwade, a CEE professor and Associate Director of the Wind Energy Center at UMass Amherst, was quoted as an expert on the construction of support structures for offshore wind turbines in an article in a fall edition of Eos, the online magazine of the American Geophysical Union. 

Cielo Sharkus, a PhD candidate in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, uses hybrid computational and field modeling about climate-related phenomena to help historically marginalized communities plan for climate change at a grassroots and local level. 

Associate Professor Eleni Christofa of the Civil and Environmental (CEE) Department has been named a 2022-23 Center for Research on Families (CRF) Family Research Scholar.