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NUCLEAR ENGINEERING PH.D, TANNER HALL, RECIEVES INNOVATIONS IN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY R&D AWARDS

Tanner Hall, a Nuclear Engineering Ph.D student with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was awarded one of 22 prizes for student publications for the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Fuel and Supply Chain. Hall’s award-winning research paper, “Computational and Experimental Optimization of […]


PAKISTAN UNIVERSITY LEADERS TO TOUR U CAMPUS.

A group of eight university Vice Chancellors from Pakistan recently spent a week training at the University of Utah as part of the Higher Education Systems Strengthening Activity (HESSA) — a USAID-funded, U-led project. During their one-week visit in July, the education leaders toured U facilities and learned more about U.S. university management. Pakistan’s population is the […]


FORECAST FOR SNOW

For Utahns old enough, who can forget the Great Salt Lake City Floods of 1983? Record-breaking precipitation the winter before led to a spring runoff from the mountains that temporarily turned downtown streets into raging rivers. While flooding is not the worry it nearly was 40 years ago for the Salt Lake Valley, it’s still […]


BARTLETT TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FACULTY SERVICE AWARD

University of Utah civil and environmental engineering associate professor Steven F. Bartlett will be awarded the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from the U’s Bennion Center for Community Engagement. He will be recognized during this year’s university commencement on May 5. Bartlett, who is also the associate chair of the civil and environmental engineering department in […]


PRODUCING CANCER MEDICINE

A step beyond X-rays, nuclear medicine involves introducing small amounts of radioactive materials into tissues and organs to make detailed images for diagnosing and treating diseases, especially cancer.   Unfortunately, the radioactive building blocks of these materials, called radioisotopes, are often difficult and expensive to produce.     That’s especially true for scandium-47, a radioisotope that medical researchers say has big potential as a […]


CVEEN ALUM PROMOTED TO PARTNER WITH THE LAND GROUP

Congratulations to CvEEN Alum, Jim Gute, on being promoted to the position of Partner with The Land Group. According to the press release sent out by The Land Group, “Jim Gute is a Professional Civil Engineer with The Land Group in Eagle, Idaho. Working in the profession since 1989, Jim’s experience includes a wide range […]


COE FACULTY JOIN AUTOMATED DRIVING PROJECT

Civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Terry Yang and electrical and computer engineering assistant professors Mingxi Liu, Mingyue Ji, Armin Tajalli are co-principal investigators on a $3.5 million project that will develop a visual-based technology system to substantially reduce the cost of cooperative driving automation (CDA). The U.S. Department of Energy Vehicles Technology Office will fund the […]


DR. TERRY YANG AWARDED DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GRANT

By collaborating with another 14 government, industry, and research institutions, Dr. Terry Yang’s proposal titled “Visual-Enhanced Cooperative Traffic Operations (VECTOR) System” has been selected for funding by the Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicles Technology Office (VTO). The project will focus on developing a visual-based technology system that largely reduces cooperative driving automation (CDA) costs by […]


CVEEN STUDENTS WIN FIRST PLACE IN THE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD’S AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM

CvEEN Students were awarded first place in The Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program at the University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.   Read the press release below for further details.       “Winners Selected for the 2020-2021 TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs   June […]


HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS IN UTAH

In summertime, Utah Lake is less than crystal clear; the water’s appearance moves from light grey to murky to unnaturally green. As record-breaking temperatures scorch the state, Utah’s ponds, reservoirs and other freshwater bodies, like Utah Lake, are at a higher risk of hosting such harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs are made from blue-green algae, […]