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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
Brian Ellis and Evgueni Filipov

Two CEE professors receive NSF CAREER Awards

Assistant Professors Brian Ellis and Evgueni Filipov have each been selected to receive a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. |Short Read
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‘Aged’ urine won’t transfer antibiotic resistance when converted to fertilizer

Findings raise prospects for recycled urine as a more environmentally-friendly fertilizer.|Short Read
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Errors found in a bedrock contract bidding model—and how to solve them. A Q&A with Photios Ioannou

A flaw has been uncovered in construction's best known and most cited competitive bidding model.|Medium Read
Elizabeth Agee in the Amazon rainforest.

Hands-on in the Amazon

As the climate changes, a grad student and mom decodes the math that drives the rainforest.|Medium Read
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Herek Clack (left) talks to Zijie Lin, CEE student

Cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses, study shows

Combining virus deactivation and filtration is highly effective against contaminated air.|Medium Read
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Tom O’Rourke discusses resilient infrastructure in Richart Lecture

O’Rourke’s lecture highlighted the agents of change that lead to improved policies, better approaches and more resilient infrastructure.|Medium Read
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Cryptocurrency innovation: U-M to establish FinTech Collaboratory

New funding model will drive innovation and could help close the infrastructure finance gap.|Medium Read