If the Gainer Dam fails, 60 percent of the Rhode Island’s population would lack drinking water and flooding could stretch 20 miles to T.F. Green Airport. To test the integrity of the dam, its owner had University of Rhode Island civil engineering assistant Professor Aaron Bradshaw and his students conduct a seismic analysis.
Professor Christopher Baxter is in Japan helping researchers there learn from the 2011 earthquake that killed more than 15,000 people.
After three years of effort by University of Rhode Island engineering students, a school in rural Guatemala has what American schoolchildren take for granted: working toilets.
Before college, Jessica Damicis (’15) never left the country. Today the 23-year-old has traveled to six countries on three continents, lived and studied in Spain, interned in Kenya and built a wastewater treatment system in Guatemala.
An international team including civil engineering Assistant Professor Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is developing a better desalination process.
Civil engineering alumnus (’13) Samuel Osei applies his classroom training to a vastly important task: making sure bridges are safe for travelers.
URI students, members of the Engineers for Sustainable World (ESW) club exhibited their technology during the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, DC.
As the world rushes to use nanoparticles in everything from disease treatment to oil spill clean up, the impacts on the environment and human health remain uncertain. Recognizing the importance of understanding these effects, the National Science Foundation recently awarded civil and environmental engineering Assistant Professor Vinka Oyanedel-Craver a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award.
Associate Professor Mayrai Gindy is studying how to make bridges safer and their pavement smoother.
Civil and environmental engineering student Emily Serman interned at NASA during four summers and became a key player in the agency’s climate change research.
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