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Letter from the Chair - Fall 2017

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This is an exciting time for Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Tufts, with collaboration and innovation required to work toward environmental sustainability, resilient infrastructure, and the preservation of human health and safety.

Over the past eight years, Professor Kurt Pennell has strengthened the department through both the strategic hiring of six new faculty and the renovation of our laboratories. As a result, current faculty and students are working on cross-cutting global issues including water scarcity, climate change and natural disaster impacts, aging infrastructure, and offshore wind, to name a few.

 At Tufts, the strength of our department includes a traditional focus on infrastructure design as well as an emerging focus on data analytics and the integration of human health into CEE’s stewardship of the built and natural environments. We are harnessing the novel use of data to evaluate infrastructure resilience, water diplomacy, and interactions between human health and the environment. We are excited about the future of CEE at Tufts and are confident that we will continue to educate tomorrow’s leaders.

Laurie Baise
Professor and Chair