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2011 News Stories:
CEE holds inaugural Practitioner in Residence Day
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held the inaugural Practitioner in Residence Day on November 17, 2011. Five successful alumni, with very different career paths, spoke to undergraduate and graduate students in various venues throughout the day.
Fourth Annual CEE Alumni Golf Outing Held at Back Creek
A good time was had by all who attended the 4th Annual CEE Alumni Golf Outing, held this year at the Back Creek Golf Club in Middletown, Delaware.
Puleo work featured on BBC and Fox
On sabbatical in the UK, Professor Jack Puleo is collaborating with researchers from around the world to study beach erosion using innovative sensors and equipment. The work was recently featured on the BBC and FoxDC. Fox: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/scientists-counting-every-grain-of-sand-on-uk-beach-for-erosion-study-ncxdc-101311 BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15270548
Novel membrane helps remove percholate from drinking water
Funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Professor C.P. Huang has developed an innovative new membrane for removing percholate, a harmful contaminant, from drinking water.
Dentel received Gates Foundation grant to study technology for developing countries
Professor Steve Dentel was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate using inexpensive fabric to line latrines, to help prevent germs and parasites from making their way into drinking water supplies.
CEE faculty member to speak at UD's Energy and Sustainability Conference
Dr. Steven Dentel is one of the invited speakers at this year's Energy and Sustainability Conference on the UD campus, being held Sept. 15-17 at the trabant Center.
Davidson investigates post-earthquake fires in Japan
Professor Rachael Davidson received special funding from the National Science Foundation to study the ignition and spread of fires that followed the magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Tohoku, Japan.
CEE's Davidson quoted in WebWire
Rachael Davidson, Associate Professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering was recently quoted in a story on Webwire that highlights the work conducted by the University's Disaster Research Center. Davidson is an affiliated faculty member of the center and conducts research related to post-disaster response and recovery.
Puleo awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Professor Jack Puleo was recently awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.
CEE's Kirby, McNeil recognized by ASCE
Professor Jim Kirby and Professor Sue McNeil, both of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have been recognized with awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for exceptional career contributions to their fields.
Chi Epsilon chapter builds bridge in Mississippi
Six senior civil engineeering undergraduate students from the UD chapter of Chi Epsilon, recently volunteered part of their Winter Session to build a pedestrian bridge for residents of Ocean Springs, Miss.



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