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U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center-Environmental Laboratory’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems team members Barry Barnett, Kenneth Matheson and Shea Hammond watch the Vapor 55, a UAS that weighs just under 55 pounds and carries both the LiDAR sensor and 42MP camera, as it follows its flight path around the installation.
Nearly 40 Girl Scouts, ranging from 5 to 17 years old, came to ERDC last weekend for an annual Engineering Workshop hosted by the Mississippi River Section of the National Society of Women Engineers. The girls got a chance to check out a mini flume showing wave characteristics, a shaker table simulating earthquakes and sand boxes to demonstrate strengthening foundations. The workshop, which is designed by women in engineering, is a hands-on way to let girls explore careers in STEM.
ERDC Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Michael Harding awards the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal to research civil engineer Alex Baylot of the Information Technology Laboratory in December 2019.
ERDC employees helped celebrate Community Day at Vicksburg Catholic School.
Dr. Al Cofrancesco, a Senior Scientific Technical Manager with the Environmental Laboratory, is retiring after 39 years with USACE! At his retirement celebration last week, ERDC Director Dr. Pittman described Cofrancesco as the epitome of world-class. ERDC Deputy Director Dr. Fleming said that Cofrancesco's ability to build relationships that turned into partnerships had a ripple effect on all of ERDC, saying "there was no relationship challenge he couldn't overcome, and that is such a gift." His celebration was attended by many retirees, including former ERDC deputy director, Dr. John Cullinane, and colleagues from headquarters.
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center-Environmental Laboratory's Jose Mattei-Sosa and Drs. Victor Medina and Chris Griggs receive a patent for their method of recycling chitosan and graphene oxide compound for water purification purposes. Originally designed as membrane technology for use in the Decontamination Effluent Treatment System, graphene oxide is presently an expensive material, costing $250.00/gram. Another patent for developing the material is pending; the three anticipate many applications for this technology.
Outgoing Commander Col. Ivan P. Beckman poses with Hank McDevitt, ERDC deputy to the commander; Mike Channell, chief, ERDC Installation Support Division; and Sissy Hudson, director, ERDC Business Support Division and Resource Management, recipients of the Bronze de Fleury Medal. The three received their medals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the ERDC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a ceremony held at the ERDC headquarters in Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 5, 2019. Also pictured is ERDC Director David Pittman and ERDC Deputy Director Beth Fleming.

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Morton elected AIAA Fellow
2/13/2020
Dr. Scott Morton, a senior computational physicist in ITL’s Computational Science and Engineering Division, has been elected as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow....

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