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Archive: May, 2014
  • May

    Army Corps of Engineers complete University of Kandahar Law Library

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently handed over the keys to a new law library at the University of Kandahar in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The project, which began in late 2012, will offer students and scholars a first rate facility in which to study Afghanistan’s legal codes. The Kandahar Law Library is another example of USACE and U.S. Force - Afghanistan partnering efforts to build capacity in all fields through support of the Kandahar University and its various departments.
  • Students tests engineering skills in earthquake challenge

    Shake, rattle and roll. No, it’s not the Elvis Presley song, it’s the way Far East District engineers graded students during an earthquake tower challenge at Seoul American Middle School. “We are trying to introduce the students to engineering principles,” said Doug Bliss, chief of the geotechnical and environmental engineering branch. “In this case they’re doing dynamic loading of towers. They’re learning engineering at a rudimentary level.”
  • Huntsville Center employee InSPIRESS students to explore space

    The Innovative System Project for the Increased Recruitment of Emerging STEM Students is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math outreach program based at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. InSPIRESS is a project under UAH’s engineering program. Participants in InSPIRESS are offered one hour of credit in the College of Engineering at UAH.
  • Dam Building 101

    District staff from several project offices participated in the Third Annual Trinidad Water Festival, where approximately 1,700 Las Animas County students and teachers turned out to learn about water’s importance and local and regional water issues.
  • District participates in LA River clean-up

    LOS ANGELES—Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined forces with hundreds of community volunteers along the Los Angeles River adjacent to Balboa Park in the Sepulveda Basin for the Friends of the Los Angeles River’s 25th La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River Clean Up April 26.
  • Environmental Lab’s Conservation Management Plan sets precedent

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - As a remarkable first for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the recent official release by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) of its non-jeopardy biological opinion benefits three listed endangered species without excessive expenditures. This is thanks to the Conservation Management Plan, developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory (EL) team and its collaborators for the Mississippi Valley Division.
  • Five things Army engineers do to protect the environment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one of the largest environmental missions in the nation. At the North Atlantic Division in Brooklyn, N.Y., engineers focus on five main environmental areas: Restoring degraded ecosystems, constructing sustainable facilities, managing natural resources and waterways and cleaning up contaminated sites from formerly used defense sites.
  • USACE celebrates Monterey groundwater cleanup project finish

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed an $18 million groundwater cleanup and environmental restoration project at the former Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Monterey, about 15 years and $4.5 million ahead of schedule.