Grants, Awards, & Books
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Public Release: 18-Nov-2017
UTSA researchers receive grant to help prevent contaminations in Edwards Aquifer
Vikram Kapoor, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Drew Johnson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, have been awarded a $692,452 funding agreement through the City of San Antonio's Proposition 1 Edwards Aquifer Protection Program to design and implement a way to track fecal bacteria in the Edwards Aquifer so that major contamination can be stopped before it starts.
City of San Antonio
Public Release: 17-Nov-2017
Chinese team employs world's fastest supercomputer to simulate devastating earthquake
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named a 12-member Chinese team the recipients of the 2017 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their research project, '18.9-Pflops Nonlinear Earthquake Simulation on Sunway TaihuLight: Enabling Depiction of 18-Hz and 8-Meter Scenarios.' Using the Sunway TaihuLight, which is ranked as the world's fastest supercomputer, the team created 3-D visualizations relating to a devastating earthquake that occurred in Tangshan, China in 1976.
Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
How infants modernized America examined in new book
The 20th century saw revolutions in scientific medicine, consumer culture, and social welfare, and in the understanding of human development and potential, explains Janet Golden. And while many intellectual thinkers, scientists, and industrial innovators helped to lead America into this new age, says the professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden, credit also goes to our youngest members of society: babies.