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Gustavo Parra-Montesinos Selected as Engineering News-Record Newsmaker

In January, Professor Gustavo Parra-Montesinos was selected as one of the top 25 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Newsmakers of 2010 for his research on link beams with steel-fiber-reinforced concrete.| Short Read

The honor recognizes researchers “who went above and beyond the call of duty to accomplish something that is in the best interest of the construction industry and the general public”. Professor Parra-Montesinos’ research showed that rebar can be reduced by upwards of 40% and will soon be implemented in two forty-story buildings in Seattle. As part of this award, Professor Parra-Montesinos was featured in the cover story of their January 17th issue. He is also invited to an honorary dinner in New York City in April. To view the full length article, please visit: http://enr.construction.com/people/awards/2011/0112-Gustavo_Parra-Montesinos.asp

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More than $5M to improve solar storm forecasts

U-Michigan researchers play lead roles in national effort funded by NSF, NASA. | Medium Read