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  • October

    Sisco joins the ERDC’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

    Adam Sisco has joined the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory’s Hydrologic Systems Branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
  • ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory developing new airfield matting system

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is leading a new developmental effort to design a lightweight airfield matting system that can be used to support aircraft for many missions where the AM2 is overdesigned and difficult to deploy.
  • USACE Innovation Summit set for Oct. 25-29

    With a goal in mind of shifting a risk averse culture to one that will take chances on innovative ideas, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host its virtual 2021 Innovation Summit next week from Oct. 25-29.
  • ERDC’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory tests two new rapidly deployable protection systems

    Last month, researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory unveiled two new systems that will provide additional protection to American servicemen and women in the field.
  • ERDC-Vicksburg road construction set to begin Oct. 12

    Construction will soon begin on a project to enhance accessibility, safety and infrastructure at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi. On Oct. 12, 2021, road closures will begin with a goal of improving Chesapeake Road and South Delaware Road on the west side of station near the main Halls Ferry Road entrance. Construction and road closures are expected to last through approximately May 2022.
  • ERDC Mad Scientist 5K set for Oct. 23, 2021

    On Oct. 23, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) will open its gates for the community-wide Mad Scientist 5K run/walk, plus a one-mile Fun Run.
  • 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).
  • CREATE program revolutionizes DoD acquisition efforts

    The High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s Computational Research and Engineering Acquisition Tools and Environments (CREATE) program is changing the landscape of Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition efforts. With a mission to produce high-fidelity simulation tools for ships, aircraft, ground vehicles, antenna design and meshing and geometry, the program is leading the charge to provide transformative capabilities to the defense community and currently serves over 2,400 government, industry and academic users.
  • ERDC’s ‘simple but unique’ pothole solution honored with Federal Lab Consortium award

    From NASCAR racetracks to aircraft runways on military bases across the world, wherever they develop, potholes can cause serious problems. A team at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) was recently honored with an award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for their collaborative effort to address the worldwide problem of potholes with a unique innovation, Induction Hot-Mix Asphalt (iHMA).
  • A call to serve: One Soldier remembers 9/11

    On Sept. 10, 2001, Maj. Jarrod Gillespie, who now serves as deputy chief of contracting at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), was a junior at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He enlisted in the Army Reserves right out of high school, and while he enjoyed being a Soldier, his plan was to graduate from Alcorn State, finish his military service and begin civilian life as a culinary arts student with plans to open his own restaurant. The next day, everything changed.
  • 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

    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.
  • ERDC researcher’s detective work helps ship channel improvement project stay on track

    A construction effort as massive as the Houston Ship Channel Expansion Improvement Project — designed to accommodate the wider and deeper ships now carrying goods back and forth between Asia and the U.S. — has many regulatory requirements that need to be met.
  • ERDC’s Williams to be inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

    The U.S. Army recently announced that Donna R. Williams, a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), would be inducted into the U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
  • 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).
  • July

    Engineering With Nature’s Tyndall Coastal Resilience Study recognized with international award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its partners received the U.K. Environment Agency Flood & Coast International Excellence Award June 30 for the Tyndall Coastal Resilience Study.
  • 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.”
  • Following Mother Nature's lead to solve nation's infrastructure challenges

    At a time when Congress is fleshing out the final details of a significant investment in the nation’s infrastructure, Dr. Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, offered testimony on how infrastructure projects built using natural elements may be the best solution to key infrastructure challenges moving forward.
  • June

    ERDC researcher named Asian American Most Promising Engineer of the Year

    Indu Shukla, a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), was recently chosen for the Asian American Most Promising Engineer of the Year Award, which is presented each year as part of National Engineers Week.

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