• March

    For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    Researchers are using wind, wave, turbidity data and more to understand the conditions in the Tangier Federal Navigation Channel and harbor. The resulting computer model will help determine what type and size of jetty will protect the waterway and harbor from wave attack, ultimately saving the local watermen tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs during storms.
  • For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    A team of engineers and researchers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center, Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg, Miss., is gathering wind data on Tangier Island, an island in the Chesapeake Bay that is sinking and eroding away, especially when strong winds churn storm waters.
  • December

    ERDC software aids Detroit fire department

    In Detroit, Mich., vacant and abandoned homes are a major problem. After losing a quarter of its population between 2000 and 2010, the city is estimated to have 40,000 such properties that are a breeding ground for criminal activity and create safety hazards, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. Now, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center technology is helping the city clean up.
  • October

    STEM outreach program impacts students of all ages

    Teacher involvements have been one of the keys to the STEM program’s success. These activities, which make optimal use of vendors who specialize in STEM education training programs, work closely with Department of Defense laboratories across the nation to integrate science and engineers into the training process, providing instruction on modern learning tools and strategies so that teachers and S&Es located near DOD labs can successfully work together.
  • September

    ERDC's new deputy commander is one Tough Mudder

    ERDC Deputy Commander Maj. Thomas Clair is a proven Tough Mudder after recently placing in the top five percent of the grueling 10-plus mile challenge at Vermont's Mount Snow. According to the Tough Mudder Web site,, their competition is "probably the toughest event on the planet.
  • July

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Engineering Technician saves three lives in Duck, NC

    "The moment I realized those young men were in trouble, my adrenaline kicked in. There was not a question in my mind, or time to think much about what I was about to do," Preisser said. "The look of those boys in panic and their desperate yelling for help stirred me to do what I did."
  • May

    ERDC, DOE to install fuel cells at nine federal installations

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies (FCT) Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) jointly announce the award of more than 200 kW in fuel cell backup power across nine federal installations.
  • ERDC and UES, Inc., earn 2012 SBIR Achievement Award

    Representatives of the ERDC and UES, Inc., were recently honored with the 2012 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Achievement Award.

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