Architectural engineering student Alexander Pray received the Henry Adams Scholarship from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for the 2012-2013 academic year. Alexander is a fifth-year student in the concurrent BS/MS program and plans to work in mechanical systems commissioning and recommissioning after graduating in May 2013.
A CU-Boulder team recently won a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for its proposal to develop a solar-biochar toilet for use in developing countries throughout the world. The grant is part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, or RTTC, initiated by the Gates Foundation to address a sanitation challenge affecting nearly 40 percent of the world’s population.
The team includes CEAE faculty Karl Linden and R. Scott Summers and civil engineering graduate students Joshua Kearns, Kyle Shimabuku, and Sara Beck.
Christina Jones, a civil engineering undergraduate student, spent summer 2012 working at the Panama Canal expansion project. Christina interned with CH2M HILL through the CEAE Department’s IMPACT Scholar Internship Program. Read the full article here, or visit Christina’s blog to read about her experience in her own words.
Three civil engineering students were among a group that traveled to an isolated region of Bolivia to help construct a 50 meter long suspended cable pedestrian bridge this summer. Civil engineering students Mickey Chianese, Shelby Buescher, and Mike Brennecke were joined by Nikki Mayer and Austin Cerny through the CU student chapter of Bridges to Prosperity.
The community of Toreni, consisting of 30 families and 200 people, is located about a 30 minute drive from the local river. Just beyond is the community of Entre Rios, with18 families and approximately 100 people. The river not only separated these two communities but was inhibiting all the communities farther along this road, about 5 communities and approximately 700 people, from connecting with other communities and with the town of Tiquipaya. This bridge will have a huge impact on all the communities surrounding the river and beyond.
Team members who assisted with the project but were unable to travel for the build were Anna Casady, Tate Fairbanks, Michael Gartman, Riley Gelatt, Daryn Hobbs, Michael Kania, Chris Williams, and Michael Wussow.
More pictures can be seen on the Bridges to Prosperity website.
Three student teams from CVEN 4434 Environmental Engineering Design placed in the 2011-2012 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) University Competition, in the “Airport Environmental Interactions” category. All three teams were advised by CEAE professor Angela Bielefeldt.
Second Place: “LED Runway Lighting for Denver International Airport” – Jeff Sogge, Natalie Bixler, Evan Coffey, Dan Jones, Jon Mandel, Emily Merchant
Third Place (tie): “Aerated Gravel Beds for De-Icing Waste Treatment” - Damien Allen, Andrew DuComb, Patrick Nilan, Brad Eades, Tyler Stevens
and “Improvements to Deicing Environmental Management System at Denver International Airport” – Doug Winter, Nick Dummer, Ethan Boor, Kelley Hestmark, Angela Molli