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Civil & environmental engineering news

two researchers installing seismometer in ground

University of Nevada, Reno scientists and engineers collaborating on seismic survey for earthquakes

Unraveling the sub-surface geology of the Truckee Meadows using fiber-optics

William Roser in front of Palmer Engineering

William Roser named fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The civil engineering doctoral student is also a GAANN Fellow focused on improving the earthquake-resiliency of structures to reduce their carbon footprint.

students and Ian Buckle on shake table platen

Foundation Professor Ian Buckle named 2021 Regents’ Distinguished Researcher

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ award honors the exemplary contributions to bridge and earthquake engineering of College of Engineering Professor Ian Buckle.

“Large-Scale Shake Table Testing for the Assessment of Soil-Foundation-Structure System Response for Seismic Safety of DOE Facilities”

A virtual workshop, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and PEER

Hosted by the Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno

May 17-18, 2021

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