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  • September

    Corps of Engineers District Selectees graduate from ERDC University

    Participants from four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U) in a ceremony held Sept.16, 2021. The virtual event featured project presentations from the graduates to senior leaders.
  • St. Louis District’s Cory Tabbert graduates from ERDC University

    Cory Tabbert, a hydraulics engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) St. Louis District, has graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). The organization held a virtual graduation ceremony, Sept. 16, 2021, featuring project presentations from current participants to top leadership highlighting extensive research efforts from the 2021 session.
  • Jacksonville District’s Ceyda Polatel graduates from ERDC University

    Ceyda Polatel, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USCAE) Jacksonville District, has graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). The organization held a virtual graduation ceremony, Sept. 16, 2021, featuring project presentations from current participants to top leadership highlighting extensive research efforts from the 2021 session.
  • Huntington District’s Dana Moses graduates from ERDC University

    Dana Moses, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntington District has graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). The organization held a virtual graduation ceremony Sept.16, 2021, featuring project presentations from current participants to top leadership highlighting extensive research efforts from the 2021 session.
  • Fort Worth District’s Eric Lam graduates from ERDC University

    Eric Lam, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fort Worth District, has graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). The organization held a virtual graduation ceremony, Sept. 16, 2021, featuring project presentations from current participants to top leadership highlighting extensive research efforts from the 2021 session.
  • Cagle joins the ERDC’s Coastal, Hydraulics Laboratory

    Taylor Cagle has joined the Hydrologic Systems Branch in the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • No Detail Too Small: Engineer Recalls Vital Work Following 9/11

    As Dr. Robert Hall walked around the spacious hangar, he came across components and materials used in his more than 40 years of research at the Waterways Experiment Station, the predecessor to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • ERDC honored with Federal Laboratory Consortium Southeast Regional Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

    A U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory (ERDC-EL) team led by Research Engineer Dr. Victor Medina has been recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Southeast Region for accomplishing outstanding work in the process of transferring federally developed technology.
  • 20 years later, ERDC engineer reflects on 9/11, Pentagon wreckage

    The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, began like most others did for Dr. Paul Mlakar, who was serving at the time as technical director for force projection for the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). On that particular Tuesday, Mlakar was working out of a hotel room near the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he had traveled for a seminar that took place the day before. As he sat in his room preparing for a 9 a.m. EST conference call, an unsettling news report came across his muted TV—the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 had struck the north Twin Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • Brewer lauded with USACE Chief Counsel's Honorary Award

    An attorney at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) was recently recognized during the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chief Counsel’s Honorary Awards ceremony. Allison Brewer, who has been with the ERDC Office of Counsel for more than five years, was awarded the E. Manning Seltzer Award for Special Contributions, which is named for the Chief Legal Advisor to the Chief of Engineers and General Counsel of the USACE from 1956 until 1977. The award recognizes an attorney who has made one or more special contributions to the USACE legal service mission through the development of a legal theory, a legal management innovation or practice or outstanding performance in solving a legal or management problem.
  • August

    Patented Electronically Collimated Gamma Radiation Detector aids Warfighters

    A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL) will be recognized later this year for an electronic collimator invention that enables the warfighter with a gamma radiation detector capable of directional detection without the use of shielding.         
  • ERDC employee graduates from US Army War College

    Earlier this summer, Dr. Amy Bednar, an employee of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), joined the prestigious ranks of U.S. Army War College alumni.
  • Seven ERDC employees honored with Women of Color-STEM awards

    Seven employees of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) were recently named recipients of 2021 Women of Color STEM awards. The national-level awards recognize outstanding achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • ERDC engineer improves Department of State protective shelter patent

    U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structure Laboratory (GSL) Research Civil Engineer Justin Roberts recently made improvements to a previous patent that will enhance protective shelters leveraged by the Department of State (DOS).
  • MacAllister honored for vital research in Czech Republic

    Dr. Irene MacAllister, a research chemist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), has been awarded the Czech Republic’s University of Defence Medal honoring her “for the immense contribution she has made to the research effort in protection against high-risk biological agents.” She received the award upon recent completion of her assignment with the U.S. Army Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) to the Czech Republic.
  • Cold Regions Laboratory celebrates Engineer Day by recognizing personnel

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire, celebrated Engineer Day July 15.
  • July

    Two inducted into Waterways Experiment Station Gallery of Distinguished Employees

    Though Howard W. McGee Jr. and Dr. Fred T. Tracy had very different careers during their time at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), the two now have something major in common—they’re both 2021 inductees to the prestigious Waterways Experiment Station Gallery of Distinguished Employees. Surrounded by family, friends and coworkers gathered virtually and in-person, McGee and Tracy, both of Vicksburg, were inducted to the gallery at a ceremony on July 15, 2021, at the ERDC Information Technology Laboratory.
  • ERDC brings history, experience to the crucial fight against climate change

    In early June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report showing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere had reached levels not seen in more than 4 million years. The report has brought more weight to the emphasis President Biden’s administration has placed on a “climate crisis that threatens our people and communities, public health and economy, and, starkly, our ability to live on the planet Earth.”
  • ERDC science helps USACE districts ease time-of-year dredging restrictions

    It was when he was a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University that Dr. Matt Balazik, a research ecologist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory, began intensely studying Atlantic sturgeon, its populations now listed as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
  • ERDC mourns loss of dredging industry expert

    The dredging industry has suffered a great loss with the recent death of Timothy L. Welp, a research hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).

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