• ERDC-Vicksburg laboratories celebrate 25th anniversary with Open House

    Laboratories from across the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) showcased their expertise, experiments and research as part of a celebration honoring the agency's 25th anniversary.
  • ERDC assists the New England District in the management of hydrilla

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Aquatic Plant Management Team in the Environmental Laboratory is working alongside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District to research and develop effective methods in managing the aquatic invasive plant species hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) in the Connecticut River.
  • ERDC’s Wortman perseveres from the lab to the English Channel

    Carol Wortman, a member of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) team, can say something very few swimmers will ever be able to say: she took on the English Channel and won.
  • ERDC researchers support the USA Luge team in quest for Olympic Gold

    Sliding on ice at speeds exceeding 90 mph is terrifying for most people, but the USA Luge team is seeking assistance from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) along with academic and industry leaders to go even faster.
  • ERDC Security trains with Clinton Police Department

    In May, ERDC security forces met with two representatives from CPD to receive training on innovative and safe restraining procedures. The program, called Police Subject Control, is a series of techniques that allow security forces to take control of a scenario and facilitate de-escalation with as little force as possible.
  • Students learn new concepts during ERDC’s GEMS summer camps

    A new era of young scientists and engineers recently wrapped up summer camps geared toward preparing them for future careers in STEM.
  • Research shows minerals can help mitigate PFAS in groundwater

    Emerging chemicals of environmental concern in water represent a major challenge for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in terms of exposure risks to humans and the environment. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is working to understand detection, fate and transport, and remediation of a group of these chemicals, generally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
  • Wrackcycling: Using nature to build stronger dune systems

    Most beachgoers don’t think anything of the brown line of seaweed and other organic material that marks beach tide lines. This natural material that washes onto the beach – called wrack – includes algae, sea grasses and some invertebrates such as sponges and soft corals. Despite its unassumingness, wrack may be essential to helping dunes in protecting coastal shorelines from damaging weather such as hurricanes and tropical storms.
  • Digital buoys could expand inland navigation communications network

    With more than 12,000 buoys already playing a critical role in our nation’s inland navigation system, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is researching a way to use patented technology to make those buoys even more valuable.
  • ERDC labs lead modernization of dredging evaluation guidance, tools for environmental compliance decisions

    The project delivery team for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Dredging Operations and Environmental Research, or DOER, Project 19-11 recently published technical guidance and tools for modernizing the conduct of dredging evaluations for open water disposal compliance.