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Two candidates for department head
Department News

Department Head Search

Posted January 13, 2022

An internal search is underway for a new Department Head in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Sofia Mogilevskaya
Awards and Honors, Department News

Sofia Mogilevskaya Honored for Global Engagement

Posted January 7, 2022

A recent ceremony honoring Sofia Mogilevskaya boasted, appropriately, a number of international participants. Scholars, colleagues, and former students from around the world joined the online ceremony to recognize her technical contributions and celebrate her outstanding mentorship toward international students.

Tianyi Li
Department News, Research

Li Receives Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship for Applying Data Science to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Posted January 7, 2022

Tianyi Li (a doctoral student advised by Raphael Stern) received a prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship. The competitive, merit-based fellowship from the Federal Highway Administration funds students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.

Catherine French
Awards and Honors

Catherine French is recognized far and wide—and close to home, too

Posted January 3, 2022

Catherine (Wolfgram) French was honored locally with induction into the Hall of Fame at Burnsville High School, where she graduated in 1975.

CEGE JuMP in STEM
Department News, Student Activities

CEGE Graduate Students Help High School Students Jump into STEM

Posted October 7, 2021

A new program developed by CEGE graduate students invites 11th-grade students into a unique tutoring experience. The CEGE Junior Mentoring Program in STEM provides an excellent opportunity for high school students to get exposure to research. During the program, the high school students learn the basics of data analysis and programming in Matlab and conduct individual mini-research projects.

Gary Davis delivered CSE Dean's Lecture 2019
Profiles, Research

Gary Davis, Transportation Engineer

Posted October 7, 2021

Gary Davis has long been working to keep you safe as you drive. Now, Davis is developing ways to keep you safe in the presence of automated vehicles.

IWA Water Research Magazine
Research

Visualizing Protein Synthesis in Wastewater

Posted October 5, 2021

​​​​​​​Researchers from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at the University of Minnesota have optimized a novel technique to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in wastewater. The method allows scientists new insights into the lifestyle of uncultured microbes (organisms that may not easily be grown in the lab) and how these microbes react and adapt to changing environmental condition in wastewater treatment plants over space and time.

Ali Daneshy (MS 1968)
Profiles

Ali Daneshy and the Mysterious Underground

Posted October 4, 2021

Ali Daneshy (MS 1968) has devoted his career to finding creative ways to unearth hidden resources and promote a better understanding of what happens in the mysterious underground.

Gonella, Le, Khani
Awards and Honors

Three Faculty Promoted

Posted October 4, 2021

Faculty members Gonella, Le, and Khani promoted 2021

Awards and Honors, Student Activities

Four CEGE Students with China Connections Receive Hsiao Shaw-Lundquist Fellowships

Posted July 12, 2021

Four CEGE graduate students will be supported in 2021 by the Hsiao Shaw-Lundquist Fellowship. Recipients include Svetlana Baranova, a mathematics and geomechanical engineering student advised by Sofia Mogilevskaya; Xiating Chen, a water resources engineering student advised by Xue Feng; and Tianyi Li (advised by Raphael Stern) and Te Xu (advised by Michael Levin), who both study transportation engineering.