Theresa Ahlborn has received $42,802 from MDOT for “Center for Structural Durability at Michigan Tech.”
Doctoral student Lauren Fry (Environmental Engineering) has been awarded a graduate scholarship from Qualitative Environmental Analysis (QEA), an environmental engineering consulting firm. Fry, formerly a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, has developed a research program that focuses on the barriers to sanitation coverage in developing countries, including the impacts of global change. QEA initiated its scholarship program in 2006 to support graduate student education in environmental analysis of natural systems.
Thomas Van Dam (Civil and Environmental Engineering) has received $101,000 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “Continuation of the Transportation Materials Research Center (FY 2008 to 2010).”
Qiong (Jane) Zhang and Jim Mihelcic (CEE/SFI) have received $252,059 from the National Science Foundation for a four-year project, “Civil and Environmental Engineering Education (CEEE) Transformational Change: Tools and Strategies for Sustainability Integration and Assessment in Engineering Education.”
Richard Honrath has received $185,000, the first increment of a three-year project totaling $380,000, from NASA for “A Study of Biomass-Burning and Anthropogenic Impacts on Arctic Tropospheric Chemistry Using Measurements at Summit, Greenland, as Part of the POLARCAT International Polar Year Project.”
Richard Honrath has received $504,271 from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project, “Collaborative Research: A Synthesis of Existing and New Observations of Air-Snowpack Exchanges to Assess the Arctic Troposhperic Ozone Budget.”
Richard Honrath has received $81,191 from the National Science Foundation for the first year of potential four-year project, “Collaborative Research: Investigation of Ozone Photochemistry in Lower-FT Continental Outflow Traveling Over the North Atlantic.”
Lauren Fry (Environmental Engineering) has received a $17,000 Graduate Fellowship from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $51,000.
Lawrence Sutter (Research) has received $30,808 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “Impact of Hydrated Cement Paste Quality and Entrained Air-Void System on the Durability of Concrete.”
Ann Brady, scientific and technical communication/arts (STC/A) program director and assistant professor, received an early career/best paper award from the American Society for Engineering Education for “Interdisciplinary International Senior Design: How Service Learning Projects in Developing Countries Support ABET Accreditation,” in the environmental engineering division.
The award, given June 26 on the moonlit beaches of Waikiki, was accepted by co-authors Linda Phillips, international senior design director and lecturer in civil and environmental engineering, and undergraduate Karina Jousma (STC), who presented the paper during the society’s annual conference in Honolulu.
“I am deeply honored to receive an award from an engineering society,” said Brady. “It demonstrates the power of interdisciplinary and student-professor working relationships.”