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  • November

    Twinkling lights, holiday cheer return with ERDC Under the Lights

    Employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have been hard at work stringing lights and hanging bows for ERDC’s annual holiday lights celebration. The public event is set for Dec. 7-8, from 6-8 p.m., with a separate employee-only night scheduled for Dec. 6. Visitors should enter through Gate 3, just south of the Main Gate at 3909 Halls Ferry Road.
  • Army’s Digital Buoy System selected as R&D 100 finalist

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) collaborative effort with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Army Geospatial Center (AGC) on a Digital Buoy System has been selected as a 2023 R&D 100 Finalist in the IT/Electrical category.
  • ERDC’s Asenath-Smith assists DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office program team

    Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith knows a lot about the science of ice, and as a research materials engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), she is uniquely suited to take on a wide range of research challenges with ice.
  • October

    ERDC researchers assist with saltwater intrusion efforts in southern Louisiana

    As residents of Louisiana prepare for possible disruptions in their drinking water caused by saltwater intrusion, researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District with assessment and mitigation efforts.
  • August

    ERDC researchers support the USA Luge team in quest for Olympic Gold

    Sliding on ice at speeds exceeding 90 mph is terrifying for most people, but the USA Luge team is seeking assistance from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) along with academic and industry leaders to go even faster.
  • June

    ERDC, Navy explore alternative materials for quay wall restoration

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is collaborating with the Navy to reinforce quay walls, which are areas around a wharf or pier that hold back dirt.
  • Researchers analyze, share DUNEX data for coastal resiliency

    As the 2023 hurricane season begins, participants in the U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP)-supported During Nearshore Event Experiment (DUNEX) are hard at work to analyze their collected data and share their results with other coastal researchers and the broader coastal community.
  • May

    ERDC announces $20 million tech challenge to advance civil works R&D through innovation, partnerships

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in conjunction with ERDCWERX has announced a new opportunity for collaboration to address some of the nation’s most critical challenges in civil works.
  • March

    Revisiting cold fusion possibilities for clean energy

    With global attention becoming increasingly focused on climate change, more and more scientific research is turning to advancements in clean energy. One researcher at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) has set his sights on cold fusion.
  • President’s FY24 Civil Works Budget historic for R&D

    With the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s fiscal 2024 budget, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works held a joint press conference detailing the proposed civil works budget, including a historic $86 million for research and development with additional R&D funds spread across USACE business lines totaling more than $100 million for R&D.
  • ERDC-CHL researchers assess hazardous vessel wakes near Tybee Island

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District and the city of Tybee Island to measure vessel wakes near the island’s north shore in hopes of better understanding which ships and operating conditions are associated with generating large wakes.
  • January

    ERDC’s Field Research Facility to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new annex

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new annex building at its Field Research Facility in Duck, North Carolina, January 19 at 10 a.m. EST.
  • November

    ERDC’s Dunkin named USACE Manager of the Year

    Lauren Dunkin, chief of the Coastal Engineering Branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), has been named the U.S. Army Corps Engineers (USACE) Manager of the Year.
  • September

    National Hispanic Heritage Month: Fostering diversity and inclusivity through STEM

    Each year, September 15 marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the legacies and cultures of Hispanic American citizens who come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has a vibrant Hispanic workforce whose contributions have helped shaped the ERDC into the world-class research organization it is today.
  • July

    ERDC researchers test designs for lock improvements along the Upper Ohio River

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pittsburgh District for a study focused on replacing auxiliary locks at three sites along the Upper Ohio River — Montgomery Lock, Emsworth Lock and Dashields Lock.
  • Smith inducted into the ERDC-WES Gallery of Distinguished Employees

    Dr. Jane McKee Smith became the newest member inducted into the Waterways Experiment Station (WES) Gallery of Distinguished Employees in a ceremony held at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) main headquarters July 20, 2022.
  • June

    Testing the limits of the Improved Ribbon Bridge

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has partnered with the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support’s Project Manager Bridging to test high military load capacity vehicle weight limits of the Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB).
  • May

    RD22 workshop addresses R&D challenges, emphasizes strategic collaboration

    Scientists and engineers from across the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) participated in the organization’s Research and Development 2022 (RD22) workshop and symposium, April 26-28. The event was held at the Vicksburg, Mississippi, main campus and was broadcast virtually over eight time zones with more than 600 attendees.
  • February

    ERDC researchers awarded SEED grants

    Two researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) have been awarded funds through the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholar Seed Grant (SEED) Program.
  • September

    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).