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DeGroot Organizes Workshop on Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment

Dr. Don DeGroot

Professor DeGroot is traveling to Boston, MA where he and his co-PIs on the US National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Project (RCN) "Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE): Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience" are organizing a two day workshop that is bringing together a network of U.S., and Caribbean engineers, geoscientists, ecologists, social scientists, planners and policy makers.

Reckhow Widely Quoted on Water Problems in Michigan

Dave Reckhow

Dave Reckhow

David Reckhow, civil and environmental engineering, and other scientists this week refuted claims by actor Mark Ruffalo that water in Flint, Michigan, is unsafe for bathing. “The news is pretty good when it comes to disinfection byproducts—they’re really not all that high,” Reckhow said at a May 31 press conference in Flint. Reckhow and other scientists found the level of byproducts to be comparable to amounts found in other cities.

Ni Celebrates First Place in Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

Dr. Daiheng Ni served as one of two faculty advisors on the winning design for Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions, a category in the 2015-2016 TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The UMass engineering students on the team submitted a design titled Airport Secure Perimeter Control System (ASPECTS). Dr. Douglas Looze from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also served as an advisor. 

Knodler Travels to Summer Safer "Simposium"

Dr. Michael Knodler

Michael Knodler traveled to Madison, Wisconsin as part of the summer Safer "Simposium" as part of the Safer Sim UTC consortium led by the University of Iowa. As part of the meeting, Prof. Knodler presented on the status of the UMass Safer Sim activities and participated in several project-related meetings for collaborative Safer Sim projects.

UMass also sent 8 students to the meeting to present their research on topics related to driver behavior, traffic safety, and driving simulation.

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