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  • December

    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 researcher impacts Department of Defense policy through Climate Action Team

    When the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Samantha Cook enrolled as a music major at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), she never dreamed that an elective class called Global Environmental Change would dramatically change her life. The ERDC-Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Research Physical Scientist now recalls that it was the first time she heard the phrase “global warming.” “I just took one look at the issue and said, ‘this is the problem of our generation,’” she said. Cook described how she changed her major, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from UNH, and then found a position with CRREL. Since November 2021, she has been on a detail with the Department of Defense’s Climate Action Team, helping to shape DOD guidance and policy on issues pertaining to climate change in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the armed services.
  • 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.
  • Engineering With Nature initiative contributes to White House roadmap for accelerating nature-based solutions

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN) leaders contributed to a White House interagency report released Nov. 8 about opportunities for the federal government to accelerate the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS). “The report provides a roadmap with five strategic recommendations for federal agencies to implement, and it provides an agency resource guide of thirty NBS examples in action,” said Dr. Todd Bridges, national lead of EWN.
  • 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’s Martinez-Guerra applies military installation expertise to Jackson water crisis

    VICKSBURG, Miss., - By now, many have heard of the recent water crisis affecting the city of Jackson, Mississippi. Many may not realize, however, that a research environmental engineer from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory, Dr. Edith Martinez-Guerra, applied her expertise with military installations to help assess the troubled system.
  • 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.
  • ERDC R&D underpins harmful algal bloom removal technology at Ohio demonstration

    VICKSBURG, Miss.– U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers attended a demonstration of freshwater harmful algae removal technology at William H. Harsha Lake in Batavia, Ohio, September 15. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources H2Ohio Program hosted the event, with industry partners Woolpert, an architecture, engineering, geospatial and strategic consulting firm, and AECOM, an infrastructure and engineering company presenting the technology. The Harmful Algal Bloom Interception, Treatment, and Transformation System (HABITATS) underpins the harmful algal bloom (HAB) removal unit demonstrated at the lake, which is located just outside of Cincinnati.
  • 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.
  • ERDC research engineer awarded SEED grant

    A researcher from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) has been awarded funds through the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholar Seed Grant (SEED) Program.
  • ERDC, DEVCOM ARL partners create a bright future with new photonic technology

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers teamed up with researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory (DEVCOM ARL) to develop the photonic integrated circuit (PIC), a new technology that captures and detects harmful water-borne contaminants in the environment.
  • 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

    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.
  • ERDC employee inspires team members

    On August 7, 2022, Lavell Brown Jr., an employee of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Mississippi Army National Guard and the National Guard of the United States after completing Officer Candidate School (OCS).
  • Forged Under Fire: Near-death experience galvanizes leadership principles for ERDC’s Vargas

    During Lt. Col. Rico Vargas’ first deployment to Iraq in 2006, he was injured when the Stryker he was riding in struck a buried improvised explosive device.
  • USACE Engineering With Nature program recognized with international award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN) program was recently recognized by the U.K. Environment Agency.