Women in Research: Amal Elawady

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https://advancenews.fiu.edu/women-in-research-amal-elawady/ Amal Elawady is an assistant professor of structural and wind engineering at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineeringwithin the College of Engineering & Computing. While she’s, not a comic book superhero, she has a lot in common with Storm, one of Marvel’s X-Men – they both spend their time with weather systems, storm hazards, and […]

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WTS Foundation Helen Overly Memorial Scholarship and South Florida WTS Chapter’s 2019 Award Recipient

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The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) foundation, an organization geared towards advancing women in transportation, awards scholarships to women pursuing careers in transportation through graduate and undergraduate programs.  These scholarship programs are extremely competitive and based on a specific set of criteria.  The Helene M. Overly Scholarship was established in 1981 to honor the first Executive […]

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My Internship at Michigan State University

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Author: Zoe Bernard (FIU NEWS) Orignal Article: My Internship at Michigan State University Name: Daniel Enrique Martinez Hometown: Cartagena, Colombia Major: I’m pursuing a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. Where did you intern? What did you do there? I interned at Michigan State University in their Summer Research Opportunities Program. The program focused on preparing students for […]

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Fostering Panther Success

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Florida is one of 35 states that tie college funding to graduation rates. A recent study, “The Pell Divide,” finds a difference in graduation rates between students who receive funding assistance from Pell Grants and those who don’t. This year, Florida International University (FIU) was awarded an extra $73 million in funding aimed for student […]

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My internship at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers

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Author: Isabel Green Original Article: FIU News _____________________________________________________________________________________ Name: Yairen Sotolongo-Gabeiras Hometown: Morón, Ciego de Avilas, Cuba Degree/major: Civil Engineering, Honors College Where are you interning? What are you doing there? I am interning at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi as a summer Research Intern. How […]

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Master Thesis Defense

Master Thesis Defense Design of Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure at Flood Prone Areas in the City of Miami Beach, Florida, USA By: Noura Alsarawi        This Thesis investigates the effectiveness of Low Imapact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) in reducing flooding resulting from heavy rainfall events and sea-level rise, and […]

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FIU’s Wall of Wind Receives 2018 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation

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Media Contacts: Millie Acebal mroussea@fiu.edu Emily Castellanos (202) 789-7846 ecastellanos@asce.org RESTON, Va. – The National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) located at Florida International University (FIU), was awarded the 2018 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The NHERI WOW EF innovation will be […]

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW18)

Several students from the Civil & Environmental Engineering department will be presenting in the Scholarly Forum. We encourage all to attend and support our colleagues. Below, please find the final program for Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2018 (GSAW 18). GSAW 2018- Scholarly Forum Final Program

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Left lane loafers: Stop blocking traffic and get out of the way

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Author: Linda Robertson, Miami HeraldLike roadkill decomposing on the pavement, so are the days of our lives wasted in traffic congestion. A primary thief of those precious hours — lost not only to the clock but in lifespan shortened by mental anguish — is the left lane loafer. You know and loathe the type. The left […]

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AAEES-WEF Fall 2017 Semester Review

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During the 2017 Fall semester, the Florida International University WEF and AAEES student chapter participated in regional and national events. In October, more than 20 students from the FIU WEF and AAEES student chapter attended WEFTEC in Chicago. This was the largest number of students representing a single university to attend WEFTEC and the largest […]

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