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  • December

    ERDC to host 6th annual Tree Lighting

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Featuring a welcome from ERDC Commander Col. Teresa Schlosser and a holiday message from Director Dr. David Pittman, the event will culminate with the lighting of a 24-foot outdoor tree at the Halls Ferry Road entrance to the ERDC installation.
  • November

    ERDC wins big at USACE National Awards Ceremony

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) brought home eight awards from the annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) National Awards Ceremony, held virtually Nov. 12, 2020. Employees of the ERDC Construction Research and Engineering Laboratory (CERL) claimed two of the top honors at the ceremony. Dr. Rebekah Wilson was named USACE Researcher of the Year and Joseph Bush won USACE Mechanical Engineer of the Year.
  • RD20 fosters collaboration

    With scientists, engineers and other professionals spread across seven laboratories and multiple fields sites across the country, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) network is vast. But last week, ERDC hosted a virtual symposium – RD20 – with the goal of further connecting researchers scattered in various laboratories and locations throughout the country to enhance the organization’s ability to solve the nation’s toughest engineering challenges.
  • Giving back by giving blood: ERDC sees continued success in annual blood drives

    Before becoming a nurse in Health Services at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Ruth Osburn spent 30 years working in hospital intensive care units. There, she saw firsthand how important blood transfusions can be to patients, and in her current role at ERDC, she works to meet that need. With four major blood drives hosted on the Vicksburg station each year, ERDC has become a major player in supporting Mississippi Blood Services.
  • October

    Installation Operations Division paves the way for ERDC properties

    Tucked away in a third-floor office suite in the headquarters building, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Installation Support Division (ISD) is charged with making ERDC properties a better and more efficient place for all employees.
  • Collaborating with academia to develop future practice and practitioners

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) Podcast, guests are Dr. Brian Bledsoe, director of the University of Georgia’s Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS), and Dr. Todd Bridges, senior research scientist for environmental science with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and national lead of the EWN Initiative and the sponsor of this podcast. They discuss a new partnership, the Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN), to promote new practices and expertise and to foster the drive and passion for delivering nature-based solutions for infrastructure in the next generation of scientists, engineers, business leaders and decision-makers.
  • Martin, Mosher inducted into Waterways Experiment Station Distinguished Gallery

    Dr. William “Bill” Martin and Dr. Reed Mosher are the two newest inductees to the Waterways Experiment Station (WES) Gallery of Distinguished Employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) after a ceremony held Oct. 15.
  • Collaborating with industry to promote natural infrastructure

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® (EWN) Podcast, guests Don McNeill, business development manager for Caterpillar Inc.’s Earthmoving Division and director of the Natural Infrastructure Initiative (NII), and Dr. Mike Donahue, vice president of Water Resources & Environmental Services at AECOM, discuss the need for natural infrastructure solutions.
  • Protecting fragile coasts and improving community resilience

    In this episode of the new Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Monica Chasten, a project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District’s Operations Division, discusses Engineering With Nature (EWN) and her work and collaboration with other scientists and engineers to advance coastal dredging practices and the beneficial use of dredged material.
  • ERDC to induct two to Distinguished Gallery

    The U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) will induct two former employees to the Waterways Experiment Station (WES) Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. Central in the ERDC Headquarters Auditorium.
  • Incorporating EWN into Coastal Texas resilience, restoration

    In this episode of the new Engineering With Nature® (EWN) Podcast, guest Dr. Edmond Russo, former deputy district engineer for Planning, Programs, and Project Management, Galveston District, and current director, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), discusses the scope and scale of Galveston District’s responsibilities, and how the district is incorporating the principles and practices of EWN into their daily work as well as their future planning.
  • September

    ERDC partners with UK university for survivability research

    In a world of rapidly evolving threats, solving the military’s toughest challenges calls for collaboration, sometimes even between people across the globe. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and its blast and weapons effects experts, teamed up with another internationally recognized organization, the United Kingdom’s University of Sheffield, to take a closer look at a dangerous threat to Soldiers everywhere—explosions.
  • ERDC Environmental Laboratory director named

    Dr. Edmond Russo has been selected as the director of the Environmental Laboratory (EL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Characterizing storm, flood risk reduction benefits derived from mangroves during extreme weather events Engineering With Nature® Podcast, Season 1: Episode 4

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature Podcast, guest Dr. Tori Tomiczek, an assistant professor in the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses the role of natural infrastructure in reducing flood risk and damage during major storms, as well as increasing coastal resilience through her groundbreaking work that demonstrates the importance of mangroves in protecting coastal shorelines.
  • Using natural forces, sediment to restore coastal marsh habitat

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Jeff Corbino, environmental resources specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District, shares several examples of Engineering With Nature (EWN) to restore coastal marsh habitat as a key part of the district’s navigation mission.
  • August

    USACE launches new podcast series “Engineering With Nature”

    A new podcast series tells the stories of how, over the last 10 years, a growing international community of practitioners, scientists, engineers, and researchers across many disciplines and organizations are working together to combine natural and engineering systems to solve problems and diversify infrastructure value by applying the principles and practices of Engineering With Nature®.
  • July

    ERDC researchers receive national Women of Color Awards

    From studying how fish can protect Soldiers to supporting tactical military planning, four researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have been honored with Women of Color (WOC) STEM awards — an annual, national-level recognition of significant contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • June

    ERDC researcher honored by University of Southern Mississippi

    Dr. Kent Newman of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) received a distinguished honor from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) – the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Arts and Sciences – in the spring of 2020.

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