May 2018

Congratulations to 2018 Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Graduating Senior Leah Miyasato !
Leah was a dynamic student chapter leader and graduated with a GPA of 3.98, and a minor in communications.  She was the president of the student chapter of ASCE and the captain of the chapter’s steel bridge competition which won first place in stiffness in 2017.  Leah  placed 1st in the Technical Paper competition in 2018 ASCE Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC).

A Moanalua High graduate, Leah was a Board of Regents Scholar at UH for four years. We are very proud of her doing so well at UH, and continuing for her Masters degree at Stanford in the Fall.

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Soon after graduation the graduate students of our department  (CEEG) had a fun gathering in the friendly confines of Holmes Hall.

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A new study led by Tao Yan, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa surveyed Honolulu’s municipal wastewater system and determined that bacterial pathogen information collected matched those collected through the state’s health laboratories. Yan’s research was published in Environmental Science & Technology and selected by Nature Sustainability as its research highlight of the month. (Read more.)