FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Micah Hale, associate professor of civil engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas, is the 2010 recipient of the Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award. This is the university's most prestigious teaching award.
As a member of Geo-engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance, or GEER, an organization sponsored by National Science Foundation to conduct reconnaissance efforts of extreme events such as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes, engineering professor Brady Cox traveled to Haiti after a magnitude 7 earthquake shook the small, Caribbean-island nation, killing more than 200,000 people and destroying buildings, bridges and other infrastructure.
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Brady Cox, assistant professor of civil engineering, examines earthquake damage in Japan
Civil engineering professor Brady Cox will travel to Haiti Saturday, Jan. 30, as part of a national team of engineers who will study the effects of the massive earthquake that struck the small Caribbean nation on Jan. 12. Cox and seven other members of Geo-engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER), an organization funded by the National Science Foundation to conduct reconnaissance efforts of extreme events such as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes, will gather data to advance understanding of earthquakes and their engineering effects.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Jack Buffington, who serves as a research professor in the civil engineering department and as the associate director of the Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center at the University of Arkansas, will be honored by the Society of American Military Engineers with the prestigious Golden Eagle Award at a ceremony in Arlington, Va. on March 27, 2009. Since 1996, the society has honored two outstanding Americans each year for contributions to the engineering profession and national security.
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The Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center has been named as one of six transportation research centers that will split $18 million annually for four years to study ways to protect the security of America’s transportation system. The University of Arkansas research center, which has been named a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence, was included in the Improving America’s Security Act of 2007, which President Bush signed on Aug. 3.