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Archive – October 2012

The department is pleased to announce that Justin Sheffield is the recipient of the 2013 Plinius Medal from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his research on drought. This medal was established by the EGU Natural Hazards (NH) Division to recognize interdisciplinary natural hazard research.  The name of Gaius Plinius Secundus (~23 - 79 A.D.) acknowledges the role of our ancestors working to improve both knowledge and mitigation of natural hazards.  From 2002-2003 (EGS)
A team of five Princeton engineering graduate students is leading a yearlong field research project using new laser sensors to measure pollutants with unprecedented sensitivity.
The department is very pleased that a newly published paper by CEE faculty member Elie Bou-Zeid along with MAE faculty member Howard Stone and MIT Technology Review contributor Conor L. Myhrvold is generating significant international media attention.  The paper discusses how elephant hair works to help regulate the animal’s temperature in the hot climates elephants live.  Scientists previously knew that elephants used a variety of behavioral techniques to keep cool, but it was n
"Trade in food is, essentially, trade in water," said Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. "The food trade is a trade of virtual water between countries that have the water and countries that don't."