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Awards and Honors

Dino Xykis appointed as Interim CEO at PSI

Posted June 3, 2022

Dino Xykis (BCE 1981, MSCE 1983, PhD 1988) was appointed Interim CEO of Power Solutions International of Wood Dale, Illinois.

Phoebe Edalatpour

Clean up waste and support gender equity

Posted April 24, 2022

Phoebe Edalatpour, a student in the Sustainable Development Master’s Program, has won the 2022 Acara Challenge for her project to transform waste and catalyze gender equity in Sierra Leone. She developed a plan to bring a plastics recycling plant to remote villages of Sierra Leone, where she once worked as a Peace Corps volunteer.

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Salomeh Rostami benefited from and now runs peer mentoring program

Posted April 21, 2022

Salomeh Rostami’s first year in the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering was harder than she expected. One of the things that got her through her freshman year was the peer mentor she found through CSE Ambassadors.

Department News

News Digest - Spring 2022

Posted April 18, 2022

Spring 2022 - News from faculty, alumni, and students of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

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Profiles, Student Activities

Two Geoengineering Students find their place in CEGE

Posted April 8, 2022

The U is a big place, but two students discovered a small community within their college. Ellie Longar and Madison Haydn-Myer are both juniors in geoengineering and plan to graduate spring 2023.

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Henryk Stolarski: A Balanced Life

Posted April 8, 2022

Professor Henry Stolarski has learned something about life. "Something that has been true throughout my life is that mathematics is a skill useful for almost everything. Yet there must be balance. Mathematics is a useful and wonderful thing, but it is painful, too. To learn it sometimes you must struggle. Success is one thing in life, but some sort of enjoyment is also important."

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Justin Babcock, Civil Engineering Major

Posted April 8, 2022

Justin Babcock, a CIVIL ENGINEERING MAJOR WITH A CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT MINOR, will be graduating in May 2022. He likes to be involved in a lot of activities, like ASCE and the Steel Bridge Team.

Martha Burket, environmental engineering major

Martha Burket, Environmental Engineering Major

Posted April 8, 2022

It was working in Bill Arnold’s lab that helped Martha Burket determine she really wanted to do something to help the environment. Martha Burket, an ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING MAJOR WITH A GIS MINOR and an HONORS STUDENT, plans to graduate this May.

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Department News

Paige Novak will be the new department head

Posted April 7, 2022

Professor Paige Novak has been announced as the new head in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, effective in July 2022.

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Department News

Qizhi He joins CEGE

Posted April 4, 2022

The Department of Civil, Environmental, an Geo- Engineering welcomes Assistant Professor Qizhi He. He conducts research at the intersection of computational mechanics, materials modeling, and scientific machine learning, with a focus on developing computational tools that synergize physics-based and data-driven approaches for modeling and forecasting of multiscale multiphysics processes. Qizhi He will be teaching Applied Structural Mechanics in fall 2022. He also would like to develop a new course titled Scientific Machine Learning for Engineering Science.