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Casey Brown of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was the co-author of an article published in Science (www.sciencemag.org) on October 24. The article is entitled “Coping with the curse of freshwater variability: Information, institutions, and infrastructure for adaptation.” In addition to Brown, the other authors are J.W. Hall, D. Grey, D. Garrick, F. Fung, S.J. Dadson, and C.W. Sadoff, who are respectively from Oxford University in the UK, McMaster University in Canada, the Environment Agency of Bristol...

On Thursday, October 30, David R. Gaboury, P.E. (B.S. '76 CEE) delivered the 15th annual Tang Lecture in the Amherst Room, 10th floor, Campus Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus. The title of Mr. Gaboury’s Tang Lecture was “Prosperous Growth in Service of Employees, Clients, and Communities.” Gaboury is the president and CEO of Terracon, whose annual revenue has grown in the past 15 years from about $50 million to nearly $500 million, with more than 3,500 employees and 140 offices nationwide. Terracon’s ranking among Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design...

According to an article by the UMass Amherst News Office, the Engineering Center for Collaborative Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) at UMass Amherst has a four-year, $2.48-million National Science Foundation grant to study how mobile devices carried in our pockets, bags, and backpacks can serve as the next generation of weather warning systems in the coming decade. A mobile weather app that would allow officials to send targeted, neighborhood-level warnings of approaching severe weather, something that might have helped residents of Hadley and Easthampton during recent hazardous weather...

On October 27 at 9:00 a.m., more than 210 female students, teachers, and guidance counselors from more than 28 high schools from Massachusetts and beyond will gather in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the annual Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day Conference. The aim of this program is to excite, inspire, and encourage young women to pursue engineering or computer science as an academic track and career path.

In attendance will be high schools from Amherst, Springfield, Chicopee, Greenfield, Fitchburg, East...

Dr. Paul Witherell, an alumnus of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department, has received the 2014 Young Engineer Award from the Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The CIE division sponsors the Young Engineer Award to recognize a promising young investigator who is making outstanding contributions to the progress in the application of computers in engineering. Link to article:...