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Laramie, WY 82071
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UW Architectural Engineering Students featured in London Video

In June the UW Architectural Engineering Study Abroad program was invited to an exclusive talk at the world headquarters of Arup Group, one of the world's leading engineering firms, in London. The program featured Arup engineer Will Whitby on "Less is More; An Obsession with Material Efficiency." Some faculty and students were interviewed afterwards. Arup recently published the video on Youtube. UW Architectural Engineering student Sawyer Zimmerman comments at 21:50; and student Kaitlin Kaliebe at 22:05.  Earlier, faculty member Jon Gardzelewski appears at about 19:00; and Anthony Denzer at about 19:35.

Seismic Expert joins UW structures Faculty

Johnn Judd

Johnn Judd joins the UW Civil & Architectural Engineering faculty as an Assistant Professor. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, with M.S. and B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. Judd's expertise is in Seismic Design and collapse prevention. He is also a registered Professional Engineer. Visit his homepage at:

Geotechnical Expert Joins UW Civil Engineering Faculty

Shawn Griffiths

Shawn Griffiths joins the UW Civil & Architectural Engineering faculty as an Assistant Professor. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, with an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Utah State University. He brings expertise in surface wave data collection and analyses, seismic borehole measurement, liquefaction evaluation procedures, and site specific seismic site response analyses. He also has a background in construction. Visit his homepage at:


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UW to Receive Research Funding in Science Collaboration with National Water Center

July 31, 2015 — The University of Wyoming will receive research and development funding from the National Water Center in exchange for the center harnessing a UW researcher’s water management model -- technology deemed vital to improving national weather and flood forecasting.

Tau Beta Pi Recognizes Outstanding Students

July 22, 2015 — Tau Beta Pi recently recognized outstanding students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Awards were earned by the outstanding member, sophomore, and junior.

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UW Researcher to Host Workshop at National Conference

June 18, 2015 — A University of Wyoming researcher will lead a high-performance computing workshop on hydrology next month.

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UW Student Design Team Tops Regional Field

May 27, 2015 — For the second-consecutive year, a team of engineering students from the University of Wyoming won a regional design competition and will head to nationals in the fall.

The house was designed for a site in the community of Mountain Side village in Victor, Idaho.

UW Students Compete in House-Design Challenge

April 27, 2015 — A nationwide push to build energy-efficient homes spurred a group of University of Wyoming students to compete in a house-design challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams Book

Denzer Book Chapter Published

February 28, 2015 — Associate Professor Anthony Denzer contributed a chapter to the new volume Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams.

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Latest Five Supercomputer Projects Have Direct Application to Wyoming Issues

February 16, 2015 — Five projects that have applications to Wyoming issues -- including water storage, snowpack accumulation and wind turbine efficiency -- were recently chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

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UW’s Ogden Honored with ASCE’s Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award

January 13, 2015 — Fred Ogden, a University of Wyoming professor of engineering, has been selected to receive the 2015 Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

UW’s Puckett, Barker Publish National Academies Report

December 22, 2014 — Two professors in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science played key roles in developing specifications for the design of highway sign, light and traffic signal structures across the nation.

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Civil Engineering Students Benefit from UW-Northwest College Agreement

December 18, 2014 — Students who attend Northwest College in Powell now have specific assurances about courses they need to take to meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Wyoming, as a result of a new articulation agreement between the two institutions.

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Engineers Without Borders in the Spotlight

In August the UW chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) traveled to Mbita, Kenya, to begin work on a project to build a dormitory. The Laramie Boomerang published a feature on the project. Students Adam Block, Sierra Johnson, and Zach Witters are featured in the article, along with professor David Mukai.

Devoted to Giving Back

After graduating from high school, Adam Block of Cheyenne, Wyo., spent two years volunteering overseas. There, he discovered a passion: helping people in developing countries, especially children with special needs. Now this mechanical and energy systems engineering student is using his education to give back even more.

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