News & Announcements

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)....

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

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

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...

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AAEES-WEF Fall 2017 Semester Review

AAEES-WEF Fall 2017 Semester Review

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...

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Spring 2018 CEE Graduate Course Offering Change

Spring 2018 CEE Graduate Course Offering Change

Professor Fuentes will offer CWR 6125-Groundwater Hydrology on Mondays, 5:00 PM to 7:40 PM this 2018 Spring Academic term. The previously announced graduate course on “Surface Hydrology” will not be offered this coming term.   CWR 6125 Groundwater Hydrology (3)....

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Survived cancer, now off to grad school

Survived cancer, now off to grad school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=gQbOzSfpPEM Imagine being more than halfway through college and then getting diagnosed with cancer. Alexander Alvarez didn’t have to imagine it; he lived it. This past weekend, Alvarez graduated from FIU with a...

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Building hurricane-proof roofs

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a hurricane. Arindam Gan Chowdhury has patented a concrete roofing system that aims to replace the hundreds of individual shingles or barrel tiles, not to mention...

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EWB Fundraising Event

EWB Fundraising Event

  On October 19th, 2017 the Engineers Without Borders- FIU Chapter held a professional fundraising event at FIU’s Engineering Center. The main goal of the event was to raise funds for the chapter’s International Water Supply Project. Engineers Without Borders USA...

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Testing bridged for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

Testing bridged for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

After Hurricane Irma hit, there was a major concern about South Florida’s bridges, mainly the ones in the Florida Keys. Would the structures be safe to cross for drivers anxious to get back home? Would relief efforts be impaired due to damage caused by massive winds?...

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