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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineering prof bearing torch for UWindsor in provincial research campaign

Rupp Carriveau feels like a torchbearer for UWindsor’s research community.

“We have so many people doing such incredible things and that’s what really makes me proud,” said Dr. Carriveau. An associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, he’s participating in a province-wide awareness campaign aimed at convincing the general public about the importance of university research.

UWindsor students take top honours in provincial video contest

An artistic streak and a keen awareness of the importance of making complex information understandable translated into a first place province-wide video contest finish this week for an engineering student and amateur filmmaker.

“It was something creative,” Brian Cheung said of making the video that explains the operation of an underwater compressed air energy storage system he works on as a master’s student in civil and environmental engineering. “It was a nice break from research and calculations.”

Day dedicated to exploring issues related to water management

The campus chapters of UNICEF and Engineers Without Borders invite the UWindsor community to consider the relationship between food security and access to fresh water during their observance of World Water Day in the CAW Student Centre on Thursday, March 22.

The student groups will set up a booth with information on everything from how much water is used to grow crops to the ways that growing competition for scarce resources can affect food security. The student engineers will have on hand a treadle pump, which uses human power to irrigate fields.

Halifax delegation praises engineering facilities and faculty

A degree completion program allowing engineering students from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to finish their educations in Windsor represents a great collaborative partnership, says Saint Mary’s dean of science, Steven Smith.

“It will give our students a much broader range of options than they already have,” he said Tuesday. “Windsor has incredible programs with fantastic faculty and facilities.”

Engineering students learn value of teamwork through catapult design contest

When Aaron Blata graduates from engineering school he says he’d like to make a career of retrofitting old buildings.

“Either that or demolishing them,” said the Civil and Environmental engineering student.

His destructive streak might easily be explained by the fact that he spent about 100 hours this semester building a model of an ancient device used by medieval warriors to smash the walls of fortified cities during long sieges.

Basketball coach featured speaker at Chamber of Commerce scholarship luncheon

Chantal Vallée, head coach of the national champion Lancers women’s basketball team, will discuss how she built a winning program and developed the character of her players in a presentation entitled “Lead to Succeed On and Off the Court” today during the 12th annual Athena Scholarship Luncheon.

The event, sponsored by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, will honour the three 2011 recipients of the Athena Scholarship: