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A landscape photo of burnt trees, an area devastated by the Umpqua National Forest fire in the summer 2021

New Initiative

Computing for the Environment

A new initiative that launched this summer to address climate change by bringing together researchers from CEE, The Allen School, the College of the Environment, and the eScience Institute.

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Meet the chair: Bart Nijssen

With a variety of academic and industry experience — as well as a background in hydrology — Professor Bart Nijssen is well-prepared to take the helm of the department.

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Upcoming lecture

Trends in transportation

Burges Endowed Visiting Professor Stephen Boyles, from The University of Texas at Austin, will discuss using artificial intelligence techniques to improve traffic operations on Thursday, October 20, 3:30pm.

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Student Experience

The Power of Pedaling

CEE graduate student Dan McCabe works to improve bicycle-powered emergency food response.

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Department news

New faculty spotlight

Erica Fuhrmeister

Assistant Professor

"I am trying to understand the transmission of pathogens in the environment in order to take more of a preventative approach and prevent illnesses.”

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New faculty, new appointment

Incoming faculty member Erica Fuhrmeister will collaborate with environmental engineering researchers. She is working to understand the environmental transmission pathways of pathogens, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where lack of adequate sanitation often leads to the transfer of infectious diseases between animals and humans.

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