Questions for Big Engineering? Answers Tuesday!

by Nancy DuVergne Smith on May 13, 2015 · 0 comments

in Engineering, Video

Watch winners of this year's CEE video contest, including to top choice Research for a Thirsty World.

Watch winners of this year’s CEE video contest, including top choice: Research for a Thirsty World.

Ask your questions about Civil and Environmental Engineering discoveries during a live interview with department head Markus Buehler at the May 19 Faculty Forum Online. Alumni can register now, get a reminder email Tuesday morning, and then submit questions starting at noon with a special online link.

Professor Markus Buehler will highlight the research of Course 1 faculty and students, share his vision for education and student leadership, and describe research initiatives that cut across the Institute. In his own research, Buehler pursues new modeling, design, and manufacturing approaches to build materials and structures that offer greater resilience and a wide range of controllable properties from the nano to the macroscale.

So what’s up at CEE?

  • Professor Buehler and a CEE colleague shared their work at a recent Active Matter Summit where the discussed a new frontier of civil engineering.
  • CEE Professor David Simchi-Levi with students and colleagues won the Ford 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for a three-year supply chain study.
  • MIT’s Terrascope learning community presented energy-saving projects such as a vertical wind turbine, built partially from urban trash, for use in poor Cairo neighborhoods.
  • MIT’s CEE department ranked first place in the civil engineering subject and sixth place in the environmental subject in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.

Register today to participate in the Tuesday, May 19, webcast from noon‒12:45 p.m. EDT. Or you can submit a question now by emailing

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