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CEE faculty awarded DEI grant to reshape undergraduate curriculum

The College of Engineering award will fund a project intended to integrate social justice, environmental justice and equity into the CEE undergraduate curriculum.|Medium Read
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Treating PFAS water contamination with cold plasma

University of Michigan researchers are developing better plasma technology that can destroy PFAS compounds|Medium Read
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Origami microbots: Centuries-old artform guides cutting edge advances in tiny machines

University of Michigan engineers create centimeter-sized robots capable of more than ever before.|Medium Read
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Lutgarde Raskin appointed Distinguished University Professor

Professor Lutgarde Raskin was appointed Vernon L. Snoeyink Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Engineering, effective September 1, 2020. |Short Read
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Reflecting on an impactful career: CEE Professor Nikolaos Katopodes retires

Professor Nikolaos D. Katopodes is retiring after almost forty years at University of Michigan. |Medium Read
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Pelham Scholars Program celebrates its first year of supporting master’s students

The Pelham Scholars Program program continues a legacy of excellence by supporting socially-conscious engineers seeking to solve society’s most pressing problems.|Short Read
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James K. Wight elected Honorary Member of the American Concrete Institute

James Wight taught at U-M from 1973-2019 and has been elected to ACI's prestigious Honorary Membership. We’re reflecting on his career and his commitment to experimental research and to his students.|Medium Read
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Virtual messages honor CEE graduates

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering collected virtual messages to congratulate the class of 2020.|Short Read

Give Earth [another] chance

50 years after the first Earth Day, the next generation is rewriting the rules.|Long Read
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A sewage surveillance effort to track COVID-19

We don't know much about how coronaviruses move through the environment. U-M and Stanford engineers aim to change that.|Medium Read
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New study finds inaccuracies in arsenic test kits in Bangladesh

About 25 million Bangladeshis face risks of developing skin lesions and cancers due to unsafe levels of arsenic in drinking water.|Medium Read
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Herek Clack (left) talks to Zijie Lin, CEE student

A plasma reactor zaps airborne viruses – and could help slow the spread of infectious diseases

Using nonthermal plasma reactors, researchers could one day curb the spread of airborne pathogens.|Short Read