Civil and Environmental Engineering
in the News
WateReuse Colorado Awards Two Scholarships to CEE Students: In 2014, WateReuse Colorado continued the annual scholarship program, offering two, $1,500 awards to full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited Colorado university whose focus was water reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination. At the 2014 Colorado Water Reuse Workshop,WateReuse Colorado announced its two, 2014 scholarship winners - Kerri Hickenbottom and Elizabeth Bell. Kerri Hickenbottom is currently a PhD student at the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Kerri’s research interest focuses on alternative technologies for supplying potable water sources to populations in arid regions. Elizabeth Bell is currently a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines. Elizabeth is researching and developing water reuse solutions with membrane bioreactors to develop decentralized wastewater systems for urban areas.
Colorado School of Mines Named Educational Program of the Year: The Colorado School of Mines was selected to receive the 2014 award for Educational Program of the Year in recognition of their advanced research and industry collaboration.
Three graduate students of Dr. Tzahi Cath's research group won awards at the 11th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Research Conference. Bryan Coday won first place for his oral presentation, Kerri Hickenbottom won 2nd place in oral presentation, and Liz Bell won the best poster award.
Hydrology PhD students Kristin Mikkelson and Skuyler Herzog of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Mines both won the Farvolden Scholarship Award for Best Presentation at the National Ground Water Association Summit conference, held this year in Denver. Kristin works with Profs. Josh Sharp and John McCray, and Skuyler is co-advised by Profs. Chris Higgins and John McCray.
ASCE Student Awards: Civil Engineering undergraduate Katie Courtright has received the ASCE Colorado Section Outstanding Graduating Senior Award for 2014. In addition, CEE students Brenna Svoboda received 2nd place and Conor Lenon 3rd place. Conor also has been awarded the ASCE National Student Leadership Award for his leadership in the CSM ASCE student chapter.
Tissa Illangasekare, AMAX Distinguished Chair of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and professor of Civil Engineering, has been appointed to the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board. The Mission of the NRSB is to provide an open forum for discussion and oversee studies on safety, security, technical efficacy and other policy and societal issues arising from the application of nuclear and radiation-based technologies.