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TRAFFIC STUDY ON RACIAL PROFILING

There has been much evidence suggesting that police demonstrate a level of bias when dealing with people of color, and that has led to some distrust between communities and law enforcement. A 2020 study from New York University, for example, shows that black drivers were about 20 percent more likely to be stopped than white […]


MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FOR STUDENTS

The threat of a deadly virus, virtual classes, isolation. In these trying times, it’s especially difficult to be a college student. Which is why the University of Utah College of Engineering has employed an in-house mental health counselor to help you navigate through what is sure to be a challenging school year. Jiabao Gao, LMHC, […]


NEW CONSOLE INSTALLED AT U’S TRIGA REACTOR

In 1975, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineer at the University of Utah got a TRIGA (Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics) Reactor to further research regarding Nuclear Engineering. Since then, the Nuclear Engineering program at the U has collaborated with various entities to conduct research using the reactor. Faculty within the Department of Civil […]


CVEEN AND ECE IMPROVE SAFETY OF INDUSTRIAL WORKERS WITH NSF AWARD

In 2018, more than 100 industrial workers died on the job each week, according to the United States Department of Labor. ECE Assistant Professor, Armin Tajalli alongside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Abbas Rashidi has been awarded $250,000 from the National Science Foundation to change ECE Assistant Professor, Armin Tajallithat. The funding from […]


Free Online Tutoring for Students

Starting August 31, 2020 the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s FREE online tutoring center will be open again. Students are able to schedule an appointment to get help in 3 different classes: Statics, Strengths of Materials and Structural Analysis. We are here to help you succeed during your time at the University of Utah. […]


CvEEN Answers FAQs for Current and Incoming Students

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosted a Zoom FAQ for current or incoming students to get their questions answered for the upcoming semester. While we have all experienced uncertainty during these unique times, one thing has remained true, the U is working to provide students with the best experience possible! Faculty and staff […]


CvEEN Alumnus Awarded Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members

Dr. Rob Sowby, a 2018 PhD graduate from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the ASCE Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members for his paper “To Uphold and Enhance the Profession.” According to the article, “The Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members is awarded to the author or authors of a […]


CvEEN Advisors Hosting Zoom Panel for Fall 2020

Here at CvEEN, we aspire to help our students succeed and thrive during their time at the University of Utah. With all the uncertainty that 2020 has brought, we know you have a lot of questions. We do too! Our Faculty and staff have been hard at work to make the Fall 2020 semester easier […]


COVID-19 IN WASTEWATER

If researchers want to know more about the nature of the COVID-19 virus, they are starting to look at a seemingly odd place – human waste. University of Utah civil and environmental engineering professor Ramesh Goel has received a $130,000 National Science Foundation RAPID Response grant to analyze samples from wastewater treatment plants for the […]


CvEEN Faculty Leading Efforts on COVID-19 Research in Waste Water

Researchers across the world are working on new projects to help learn more about the COVID-19 virus, including many researchers at the University of Utah. Dr. Jennifer Weidhaas, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is working with a team of researchers from Utah State University, University of Utah and Brigham Young […]