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CE Faculty Receive SOE Teaching Awards
April 17, 2017

Two civil engineering faculty members, Dr. Vanessa Valentin and Dr. Jose Cerrato, will receive awards from the School of Engineering for their superior accomplishments and service to the School of Engineering in 2016-17.  Dr. Valentin will receive the SOE Junior Faculty Teaching Award, and Dr. Cerrato will receive the SOE Junior Faculty Research Award.

Two Graduate Students Awarded Scholarship from AWWA
April 17, 2017

Kelsey Bicknell and James Fluke are water resources engineering graduate students working with Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez-Pinzon. Kelsey received the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Woodard & Curran Scholarship, and James received the AWWA Holly A. Cornell Scholarship. These scholarships will support Kelsey's research on the Food, Energy, Water nexus and James' research on the Dynamics of Bacterial Growth and Decay in Rivers.

Dr. Jose Cerrato to Receive Inaugural New Mexico EPSCoR Mentoring Award
April 10, 2017

The NM EPSCoR Mentoring Award is designed to recognize NM EPSCoR participants who not only build relationships with students and support their academic, research, and career endeavors, but also work to create inclusive environments for our diverse students.

UNM Survey Research Wins 1st Place in Social Science at National STEM Conference
April 3, 2017

Lauren Distler, a master’s student who is conducting research in the Center for Water and the Environment (CWE) and completing a dual degree in the Master of Water Resources and Master of Community and Regional Planning programs, won first place among graduate student oral presentations in Social Science at a national conference.

Master's Student James Fluke Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award
March 30, 2017

James graduated with an Outstanding Senior Student Award from the UNM Civil Engineering department undergraduate program in 2016 and continued into a master’s program in Civil Engineering working with Dr. Gonzalez-Pinzon, while holding an internship with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority. His early research work, focused on understanding sources of fecal contamination indicators in the Rio Grande near Albuquerque, received a seed grant from the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NMWRRI) during 2016 and established the basis of the more holistic research proposal to the NSF GRFP.

UNM Survey Research Wins 1st Place in Social Science at National STEM Conference
March 9, 2017

Lauren Distler, a master’s student who is conducting research in the Center for Water and the Environment (CWE) and completing a dual degree in the Master of Water Resources and Master of Community and Regional Planning programs, won first place among graduate student oral presentations in Social Science at a national conference.

Dr. Cerrato Receives the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER AWARD
February 2, 2017

Dr. Cerrato received the NSF CAREER AWARD for his project, “Understanding Reactivity in American Native Impacted Uranium Mines (URANIUM): Research, Education and Outreach.” The CAREER is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. 

Splish! Splash! Water Day 2017 at UNM
January 17, 2017

Students can "drop-in" to the "Water Day at UNM" event in April which celebrates Earth Day 2017.

Water Day at UNM - Playing with Water
January 17, 2017

On November 30, 2017, UNM’s Center for Water and the Environment (CWE), located in the School of Engineering’s Department of Civil Engineering, sponsored a Water Day to expose students to hands-on activities related to research with water issues.