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.”
Terry McNinch (LTAP director) has received $83,536 from the Michigan Department of Transportation for “MERL 2007.”
Joan Chadde and the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach received $125,000 over five years from the Kinship Foundation to continue the outdoor science and environmental educational field trip program, which serves K-8 students in 19 school districts in a five-county area of the western Upper Peninsula. Last year, more than 3,000 students participated in 73 field trips led by the center’s staff.
Zhanping You (CEE/MTTI), $39,620 for “Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube-reinforced Asphalt Binder”