• June

    Racing towards a safer nation at the Indianapolis 500

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) had the opportunity to test and demonstrate the Deployable Expedient Traffic Entry Regulator, or DETER, vehicle barrier technology at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for the 108th running of the INDY 500, May 27, 2024.
  • May

    Bridging the gap: ERDC partners with Google Books

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) library is the first in the Department of Defense (DoD) to take part in a partnership with Google Books – a digital database that contains the full text of books, magazines and other printed material, allowing the user easy accessibility to information on the topic of interest.
  • Freshwater snail population believed extinct, rediscovered

    Researchers with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are working with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science to examine the habitat association, distribution levels and substrate preference of the Big Black Rocksnail.
  • ERDC Unveils Strategic Vision and Cutting-Edge Projects for Infrastructure Enhancement and Sustainability

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is at the forefront of enhancing operations, infrastructure and installation maintenance, driven by a strategic vision that balances innovation with practicality. This vision is realized through meticulous planning, collaboration with stakeholders and a commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.
  • ERDC’s H2Rescue demonstrated on Capitol Hill

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) H2Rescue made its way to Capitol Hill to the inaugural World Fire Congress in Washington, D.C.
  • ERDC’s Director of the Information Technology Laboratory Retires

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – Dr. David A. Horner, director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), has retired after 40 years of civil service. A retirement ceremony was held in honor of the Clinton, Mississippi, native on May 21, 2024, at ITL.
  • Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 3 Showcases Global Innovation and Collaboration in Nature-Based Solutions

    The newest edition of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN) Atlas series, Volume 3, will be released May 22, 2024. Building on the success of its predecessors, Volume 3 continues to spotlight the remarkable projects and initiatives harnessing the power of nature-based solutions (NBS) around the world.
  • ERDC researchers inspire national commercial promoting Army Civilian Careers

    The two research scientists from the U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) served as the inspiration behind, and subject matter experts on, the production of “Ice Core Research,” a 30-second commercial that captures an Army Civilian physical scientist and his team as they drill ice core samples.
  • Inspiring the next generation

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) recently participated in Bring a Child to Work Day at the Pentagon. With thousands in attendance, diverse families from all walks of life were introduced to the exciting and innovative research and development projects and programs conducted at ERDC.
  • April

    Analyzing levees to save lives

    The Levee Screening Tool (LST) 2 is a web-based application that quantifies risk estimates based on the likelihood of flood loading, expected performance of the levee under those loads and the potential consequences of a levee breach or overtopping.
  • Protecting Dam Facilities with innovative new technology

    As terrorists and extremist groups turn to less sophisticated methods to inflict harm, the use of vehicles in these types of attacks has shown the potential for catastrophic damages to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects. In response, USACE researchers developed the DETER (Deployable Expedient Traffic Entry Regulator) vehicle barrier for Soft Asset Protection at Dam Facilities.
  • Multi-laboratory project explores ways to deliver manpower, supplies over complex Arctic shorelines

    Earlier this month, Integrated Support for Operations in Polar Seas (ISOPS) team members – comprised of interdisciplinary personnel from ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory – conducted fieldwork in Utqiagvik, Alaska, aimed at accelerating development of environmental support tools for Logistics-Over-The-Shore (LOTS) operations across Arctic coastal boundaries.
  • ERDC researcher using insects to help the Warfighter and the Nation

    ERDC's Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) is known to discover, develop, deliver and sustain trusted engineering and scientific solutions impacting built and natural infrastructure for the Warfighter and the Nation. Researcher Anne McCarthy takes that mission seriously, so she's called in Madagascar hissing cockroaches for her project "Insect antennae for odorant-driven real-time decision processing," which basically means their antennae will help identify and sense chemicals in an area.
  • ERDC’s RD24 proves huge success

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) recently hosted their Research and Development 2024 (RD24) workshop.
  • ERDC hosts over 100 local students during annual Earth Day celebration

    More than 100 students from the Academy of Innovation, Porter’s Chapel, and St. Aloysious High School attended ERDC’s annual Earth Day Celebration Monday, April 8, in the ERDC Headquarters Building Auditorium. Engineers from several of ERDC’s laboratories set up interactive displays in the Atrium and spread information to the local students about how they can help keep the Earth healthy while also introducing them to the work done at the agency.
  • ERDC’s Ship/Tow Simulator used to assist the Francis Scott Key Bridge Response

    Francis Scott Key Bridge Response Unified Command is utilizing simulation resources from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) to test shipping runs around the Key Bridge accident site.
  • CRREL partners with NHAS to bolster STEM education in the Upper Valley

    The U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) has partnered with the New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) to increase STEM education opportunities for middle and high school students in the Upper Valley.
  • ERDC takes award-winning robotics teams to the FIRST World Championships

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – Over two decades ago, the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) created a robotics team that was formed with a mission to provide educational experiences for young people by promoting hands-on learning in the community. Today, Team 456 Siege Robotics is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team that is made up of about eighteen students from across central Mississippi.
  • Two ERDC labs team up for one cool project

    Two ERDC laboratories, the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) and Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), collaborated to conduct several full-scale placements of JetCon JC400 rapid-setting concrete as a part of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s Foreign Comparative Testing program.
  • Infrastructure Innovation: New Poe Lock arrestor arm is the largest U.S. civil works component produced by 3D printer

    As America’s civil works infrastructure ages, managers need innovative solutions to replace parts that have been in service for nearly a century. Often, these original components were fabricated using vintage material and manufacturing methods, making them costly, burdensome and time-consuming to replace. Responding to this need, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is employing cutting-edge 3D-printing techniques to manufacture these parts faster and at a lower cost while maintaining, and even improving, their properties.