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Civil engineering doctoral student Brian Staes recently earned his third Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship to fund his research into how people evacuate areas threatened by natural disasters such as tsunamis, hurricanes, and wildfires.
In the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the College of Engineering notched its highest-ever total in research funding, with $75.8 million in awards — an increase of more than 17% over the previous record of $64.6 million, set the year before.
The ill-fated “Into the Wild” adventurer chronicled by author Jon Krakauer and film director Sean Penn may have been able to cross the river that turned him back had he tried a day earlier or later, College of Engineering researchers suggest.
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