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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

    ERDC Releases New Data Sheet for Identifying Ordinary High Watermarks

    For 10 years, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) has  led research on the development of a national manual and data sheet to identify the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) across the United States. The national manual was released as an interim draft and describes the OHWM, which is used to define the boundaries of aquatic features for a variety of federal, state and local regulatory purposes.
  • 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.
  • ERDC researcher recognized for outstanding service in risk analysis field

    Dr. Benjamin Trump, a research social scientist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL), was recently awarded the Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).
  • New cold weather facilities established to test coatings that mitigate ice adhesion, corrosion

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire, announced the creation of three new facilities on Treat Island, Maine; in Fairbanks, Alaska; and in Hanover for the testing of coatings to withstand — and even mitigate — ice adhesion and corrosion.
  • 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 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.
  • ERDC uses digital twin technology to recreate damaged Air Force base

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has partnered with Tyndall Air Force Base to complete a multibillion-dollar reconstruction project, and with the help of the Research and Development Environment (RDE) network and digital twin technology, Tyndall is on its way to being the country’s most advanced military installation to date — an Installation of the Future.
  • 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

    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.