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  • November

    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.
  • August

    Detecting sound in the Arctic

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s (CRREL) signature physics branch is obsessed with sound -- or more specifically, the way it travels through the atmosphere and interacts with terrain – and methods for extracting information from sound signals.
  • Researchers test vehicle mobility and performance for Arctic environments

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s (CRREL) Force Projection and Sustainment Branch are researching new technology to assist the Army with achieving its objective of regaining Arctic dominance by ensuring Soldiers have vehicles equipped to handle the coldest regions on Earth.
  • A SMART scholar

    In 2016, Warren Kadoya was finishing up his master’s at the University of Arizona in Tucson — looking for a job and aspiring to continue his education by pursing a doctorate in environmental engineering ― when his advisors encouraged him to apply to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) SMART Scholarship program. Kadoya was selected for the program by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the experience enabled him to continue his education while simultaneously working in his field of study.
  • CRREL researchers test new modular LiDAR tower, sensors

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s (CRREL) Remote Sensing Geographic Information System Center of Expertise (RSGIS CX) is testing a newly engineered automated terrestrial laser scanning system (A-TLS) in Alaska.
  • July

    ERDC researcher earns patent for high performance photocatalytic material

    Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith's determination to develop low energy solutions to remediate water led her to develop U.S. Patent No. 11,298,689, awarded April 12, 2022, for “Multi-spectral photocatalytic compounds.”
  • CRREL hosts Arctic science and technology summit

    As focus continues to shift towards the complexities of the Arctic, the Department of Defense (DOD) hosted an Arctic science and technology (S&T) summit at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire.
  • June

    Dartmouth interns gain research experience at ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    Two prospective engineering majors at Dartmouth have been able to jump-start their careers through an internship program at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire.
  • ERDC leaders cut ribbon to new Climatic Cold Chamber Building

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s (CRREL) new Climatic Cold Chamber Building, which CRREL research teams will utilize for the testing of materiel used by the Warfighter in extreme cold environments.
  • ERDC researchers improve cold-climate transportation with winter-specific tires

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) have developed winter-specific tires to assist the Army with safely navigating the Arctic snowy tundra.
  • May

    Cold Regions Laboratory opens new avenues of communication

    A CRREL team seeking to optimize internal communications developed a new program they're calling the "CRREL Exchange." The long-term vision for the CRREL Exchange is a well-connected workforce that has immediate access to the information they need to solve the problems impacting our warfighters, ultimately allowing CRREL to better fulfill its mission.
  • Making it up with CRREL's machine shop

    Whether you’re a hobbyist at home or a researcher at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), not having one special piece to finish a project and that isn’t readily available is universal. The engineers, researchers, and scientists at CRREL need only ask Chris Donnelly, a CRREL engineering technician and machine shop manager, to make them the part they require.
  • 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.
  • ERDC synergizes at the Army Engineer Association industry exhibit

    From April 24 to 28, a team of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) representatives attended the exhibit portion of the Army Engineer Association (AEA) Regimental Week at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
  • April

    ERDC Engineer Studies, Dances on Ice

    Passion is a key component to success, whether that be for work, a hobby or a sport. In the workplace, passion has motivated Marin Blaisdell to be a successful materials engineer for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). But a separate passion has driven her to compete in figure skating at the national level. Blaisdell knows the importance of dedication and precision, whether she is in Anchorage, Alaska, performing CRREL strength tests on snow patches used for rapid airfield crater damage repair, or perfecting a double salchow-single loop-double loop; she knows it takes perseverance to achieve her best.
  • New Technology Successfully Demonstrated During Arctic Exercise

    During a multi-service exercise, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) successfully demonstrated a groundbreaking technology to detect airborne targets.
  • Making Waves: ERDC studies oil spill cleanup techniques

    In the event of an oil spill in the ocean, such as an oil tanker tipping over, its container getting breached or an oil rig’s pipeline leaking, immediate response for cleanup is needed. However, at times, it can be difficult to determine the best means of effective oil-spill cleanup.
  • CRREL tests new ways to measure smoke density

    CRREL partners with the U.S. Coast Guard's Research and Development Center and the Environmental Protection Agency to test an aerial drone to determine how effective the device is for measuring air quality and environmental impact of burning oil on water. The aerial drone is a new means of capturing these measurements, and CRREL is one of the few federal agencies with the knowledge, permissions, licenses, and facilities to accommodate in situ burns.
  • A Cold Start: ERDC tests Stryker batteries in frigid temps

    Many people living in northern regions of the United States have experienced getting in a car on a cold, winter morning, turning the key in the ignition and having the engine starter sputter, but not start. This relatable inconvenience is one that many people have dealt with. However, for U.S. military service members called to action in regions such as northern Alaska, there is no time to deal with a vehicle that won’t start in the extreme cold temperatures. This is a dilemma that engineers like Kathryn Trubac, a research general engineer for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), are working to resolve.
  • August

    Cold Regions Laboratory celebrates Engineer Day by recognizing personnel

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire, celebrated Engineer Day July 15.