Environmental Engineering News & Events

CE professor uses streaming video to teach students sustainable skills
Posted: March 18, 2013
Prof. Larry Nies has been teaching students about the importance of sustainability for more than a decade. Though the significance of enduring, productive systems is typically discussed in an engineering context in his classes, sustainability and productivity also characterize the instructional technology Nies has incorporated into coursework in recent semesters, notably his use of instructor- and student-produced online video.
Prof. Larry Nies
Multidisciplinary team seeks sustainable water treatment solution
Posted: March 8, 2013
Prof. Chip Blatchley is working with a team built across several of Purdue's disciplines to create lasting solutions for clean water in developing countries.
Jafvert honored as Guest Professor
Posted: January 22, 2013
Prof. Chad Jafvert was awarded "Honorary Guest Professor" at Southeast University in Nanjing, China on January 9, 2013.
Dedication of the M. Katherine Banks Green Roof Laboratory
Posted: November 21, 2012
The School of Civil Engineering dedicated a new green roof laboratory on Oct. 12 as part of the University's Homecoming and the school's 125th anniversary celebration.
CE Green Roof Lab Dedication
Second cohort named for IMPACT program
Posted: January 27, 2012
Prof. Larry Nies is one of 27 instructors at Purdue participating in the IMPACT program (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) in an effort to improve rates of course completion and retention in foundational courses.
New technology uses solar UV to disinfect drinking water
Posted: November 9, 2011
A team of Purdue University researchers has invented a prototype water-disinfection system that could help the world's 800 million people who lack safe drinking water.
Prof. Chip Blatchley
Jafvert Presents Inaugural Valentine Distinguished Lecture
Posted: November 1, 2011
Prof. Chad Jafvert was the first recipient of the inaugural Richard L. Valentine Distinguished Award and Lecture, held Friday, Oct. 28th at the University of Iowa.
Prof. Chad Jafvert
Purdue students improving water quality in rural Colombia
Posted: June 27, 2011
Purdue University students are improving the quality of drinking water for rural Colombians through the university's Global Engineering Program in a project sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Purdue students improving water quality in rural Colombia
Prof. Banks receives ASCE Award
Posted: April 5, 2011
Dr. Kathy Banks has been awarded the 2011 ASCE Margaret Petersen Outstanding Woman of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to a female member of ASCE who has demonstrated exemplary service to the water resources and environmental community.
Dr. Kathy Banks
Lee A. Rieth Distinguished Lecture
Posted: November 5, 2010
Dr. Martin Doyle of the Univ. of North Carolina will present two lectures: "America's Rivers & the American Experiment" on Mon 11/15, and "Bringing Ecosystem Services to the Market" on Tues 11/16.

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