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Brent Stephens, civil, architectural, and environmental engineering department chair, associate professor of architectural engineering, and director of the architectural and environmental engineering programs, recently published an article with several co-authors in Nature Communications titled “Microbial and Metabolic Succession on Common Building Materials Under High Humidity Conditions.” 

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Number of Incoming Women and Men in Equal Proportions

This fall Illinois Tech not only welcomed its largest class of first-year students in 30 years, but its Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) in Armour College of Engineering also achieved its own high point: Its 2018 incoming undergraduate class reached gender parity.

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Brandon Simons (ECE, 4th year) was recently awarded one of six environmental engineering scholarships from Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm with several office across the midwest. Simons will receive $5,000 to use towards his tuition. Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of Brown and Caldwell professionals on the basis of their academic accomplishments.

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Armour College of Engineering undergraduate student, Svetlana Taylor (CHE 5th Year), was awarded first place poster presentation at the 2017 Illinois Section American Water Works Annual Conference and Expo, WATERCON. Her project, Designing and Modeling First- Flash Diverter for Rainwater Collection Using Superabsorbent Polymer Beads, detailed her efforts to develop a device that prevents the initial roof runoff from entering rainwater collection systems.

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Svetlana Taylor (CHE, 4th year) was named a recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry 2016 Undergraduate Award. Students selected for the honor must be full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in chemistry, environmental engineering, or other programs emphasizing environmental chemistry who have completed one full year of study at their current institution.

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Armour College of Engineering’s Built Environment Research Group (BERG) will work with Los Angeles based Clean Strands to conduct testing to find out what chemicals are being emitted into the air through 3D printing. The goal of the project is to set standards for safe indoor air quality when 3D printing with plastic filament.

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