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The UB American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student club qualified for the national conference and earned a top five spot in four different competitions at the ASCE Upstate New York regional conference, held at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) last month.
Geotechnical engineers at UB and Tongji University will utilize each other’s unique lab equipment and experience in a joint-research project, to begin later this year. Tongji University is the top civil engineering school in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World University (AWRU), or Shanghai Rankings.
Abdulrahman Hassaballah won first place for his research poster titled “Inactivation of E.Coli, Enterococcus spp. and somatic coliphage in secondary wastewater by peracetic acid (PAA), sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and ultraviolet (UV) light.”
An article in Construction Equipment Guide about accelerated bridge construction, which was pushed into the spotlight after a Florida bridge failure in March killed six, interviews Amjad Aref, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, who said it was unclear what the builders in Florida were using in lieu of a tower to support the segment that collapsed.
UB’s Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), recently completed a build-day project to provide a local rehabilitation and nursing community with a wheelchair accessible and eco-friendly garden.
UBNow highlighted a photo exhibit by CSEE assistant professor Nirupam Aich, on the harmful effects of electronic waste in developing countries. The show was on display at the Center for the Arts until Thursday, April 26. 

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