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  • February

    ERDC scientist named USACE Researcher of the Year

    Dr. Benjamin Trump, a research social scientist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL), was recently named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Researcher of the Year.
  • January

    CRREL researchers test new crude oil spill method, tools

    When it comes to oil spills, efficient methods of cleanup play a vital role in mitigating damage. Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) are testing the effectiveness of a new tool aimed at cleaning up spills called the fire-boom.
  • Granddaughter of first Waterways commander visits ERDC-Vicksburg

    When Susan Vogel Wilson was growing up, she thought of her grandfather as a loving man with a priceless sense of humor who always brought back fun souvenirs from his travels. To the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Wilson’s grandfather is remembered as the man who started it all— the first commander of the Waterways Experiment Station. Wilson’s grandfather, Herbert D. Vogel, was a world leader in engineering and retired as a brigadier general for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At the age of 29, after earning a doctorate in hydraulic engineering in Berlin, Germany, Lt. Vogel was selected to oversee the construction of a new hydraulics laboratory in Vicksburg. Today, the Waterways Experiment Station (WES) has grown into ERDC—seven laboratories across four states, home to approximately 2,100 employees and a $1 billion annual research program.
  • Books to bytes: ERDC Library goes fully virtual

    VICKSBURG, Miss.— A new effort will transform the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Library by adding an unexpected capability: virtual reality. A team at the ERDC Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) is working to create a fully-immersive, interactive experience that is as realistic as physically walking into the Mississippi-based library with an ultimate goal of enhancing information and data discovery for team members around the world.
  • 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.
  • December

    Improved ice removal methods lead to patent for ERDC CRREL inventor

    With winter weather approaching in colder climates, travelers face daily frustrations of scraping away the ice clinging to steps and vehicle glass surfaces. There are also impending risks of power outages caused by ice storms. For the military, icy conditions threaten the safety and success of global operations by severing communication and utility networks, halting transportation and interfering with visibility.
  • Electronic buoy invention directs river traffic more safely, economically

    To improve marine navigation safety, enhance system efficiency and reduce buoys-tendering operational cost for the government, computer scientist Tung “Alex” Ly with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) invented the “Digital Buoy Systems and Method” at ERDC’s Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL).
  • November

    ERDC welcomes new GRL Director David Hibner

    David Hibner was selected to the Senior Executive Service and began serving as the new director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL) September 26, 2022. Along with his duties as GRL director, Hibner also serves as the director of the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) and the Geospatial Information Officer of the Army.
  • Bringing holidays to life at annual ERDC Under the Lights drive-thru display

    Plans are in motion for the sixth annual ERDC Under the Lights drive-thru holiday celebration at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • Predicting future runway alignment earns patent for Mobile’s Lee

    While the convenience of Global Positioning System (GPS) can assist drivers to desired locations, pilots can also depend on it to locate runways that have been renamed as the result of shifting magnetic fields, thus assuring passengers’ safety.
  • October

    ERDC showcases capabilities at annual meeting of the Association of United States Army

    A team of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) representatives recently attended the annual meeting and exposition for the Association of United States Army (AUSA) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in in Washington, D.C.
  • Davis leaves mark on ERDC after 42 years

    Worker retention is a problem facing many enterprises across the country. In fact, a recent study released by Gallup showed that millennials — those between the ages of 25 and 34 — expect to change jobs about every three years. Working for a single company for the life of a person’s career seems to be a thing of the past.
  • September

    USACE Kansas City District’s Meinert continues ERDC University Project

    Brandon Meinert, an advanced modeling manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District, was recognized Sept. 15 as a graduate of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) six-month detail program, known as ERDC University (ERDC-U).
  • ERDC researcher joins State Department delegation to Botswana

    A U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) senior research physical scientist recently traveled to Botswana as part of a team to assess opportunities to support water management and water security in the country’s Okavango Delta Region.
  • San Francisco District’s Harper continues ERDC University project

    Spencer Harper, a coastal engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco District, reached the halfway mark in his research project with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) six-month detail program known as ERDC University, or ERDC-U.
  • ERDC, Buffalo District release dredged material guidance manual for Great Lakes region

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Great Lakes Districts — Buffalo, Detroit and Chicago — recently released a technical report which provides guidance for evaluating the environmental suitability of dredged material in the Great Lakes region.
  • August

    CERL organizes first Army Installations 5G Innovation Summit

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineer Research Laboratory (CERL) hosted the first Army Installations 5G Innovation Summit at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Tingle Selected as Top Innovator and Influencer for 2022

    The Resilient Roads Roundtable selected Jeb S. Tingle, senior scientific technical manager, in the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory as a Top Innovator and Influencer for 2022.
  • Kansas City District’s Alexander continues ERDC University Project

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District’s Jesseca Alexander is half-way through her major research project with the U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) six-month detail program known as ERDC University, or ERDC-U.