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Two students showing off their CEGE t-shirts
Department News, Student Activities

Meet CEGE Jan. 27, 2023

Posted January 17, 2023

An event for prospective University of Minnesota students. The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering is for those who like to go, see, and do! We take a hands-on approach to designing and protecting people and Earth's resources.

Sophomore Hans Lagerquist fills a water bottle.
Department News, Student Activities

Water Bottle Filling Station is a Gift from Graduating Students

Posted January 10, 2023

Generous donors have helped us create some wonderful spaces for students to study and mingle. The Granite Table in the Robert and Joyce Rosene Student Lounge has been chosen as a campus-wide favorite study spot. Our newest addition, a water bottle refilling station, is a gift to the department from some of our newest alumni, paying it forward for CEGE students.

Ketson R.M. dos Santos
Department News, Research, Structural engineering

Ketson R. M. dos Santos joins Structural Faculty

Posted January 3, 2023

CEGE's strong commitment to educating structural engineers continues with a new additionof Ketson dos Santos to the structural faculty. He comes to UMN from the École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher. His expertise lies in uncertainty quantification and computational engineering dynamics/mechanics.

Tiffany Ralston (center) holds her certificate. She is flanked by Andrew Alleyne and Deaprtment Head Paige Novak.
Awards and Honors, Department News

Tiffany Ralston nominated for the new CSE Outstanding Service Award

Posted January 3, 2023

When the college announced a new college-wide service award, CEGE leadership enthusiastically supported Tiffany Ralston for new CSE Outstanding Service Award.

Shian Wang on the ski slopes
Awards and Honors, Student Activities, Transportation engineering

Wang on Planning, Operation, and Management of Automated Transportation Systems

Posted November 28, 2022

​​​​​​​Shi'an Wang, a Ph.D. student advised by Michael Levin, defended his doctoral research on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Wang will join the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso in the spring of 2023 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Daniel Kennedy poses with his advisers Joe Labuz (left) and Bojan Guzina (right).
Alumni, Department News, Geomechanical engineering, Student Activities

Dan Kennedy has something to be thankful for

Posted November 28, 2022

Just one day before Thanksgiving in 2022, Daniel Kennedy completed his doctoral studies in geoengineering. He has accepted a position with Barr Engineering.

Water Chemistry front and back cover
Awards and Honors, Department News, Water/Environmental engineering

Update on Water Chemistry

Posted November 2, 2022

Interview with authors Patrick Brezonik and William Arnold, who have recently published the second edition of their well-respected and widely used textbook, Water Chemistry. The first edition came out in 2011, and so many CEGE alumni—as well as water resource professionals around the world—learned their trade from this book.

Cover art of the Fall 2022 CEGE magazine
Department News

News Roundup from the 2022 Fall issue of the CEGE magazine

Posted October 21, 2022

Read the latest roundup of news on faculty, students, and alumni

Caleb Widstrand
Awards and Honors, Department News, Structural engineering

Caleb Widstrand Earns Best Master’s Thesis

Posted October 19, 2022

​​​​​​​Caleb Widstrand completed and defended his Master’s of Science thesis, “Wave Propagation in Periodic, Configurable Kerfed Metamaterials,” in 2021 under the direction of his adviser Professor Stefano Gonella. And now, Widstrand’s thesis has been chosen as the best Master’s Thesis within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering (CEGE).

Bernie Bullert
Alumni, Department News, Water/Environmental engineering

MWRF is Making a Difference in Minnesota Water Research

Posted October 11, 2022

The Minnesota Water Research Fund (MWRF), established by CEGE alumnus and water industry leader BERNIE BULLERT, has been providing support for research in the areas of water resource management and water treatment for five years.