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Faculty Honors

Prof. Wunder studies Water Quality

Associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, David Wunder is currently collaborating with Calvin students, the University of Minnesota and five water utilities (including Grand Haven) in a water quality project largely funded by the American Waterworks Association Research Foundation Read the full story.

Prof. Hoeksema Receives ASCE Award

A Calvin College professor of engineering has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as the 2008 recipient of the ASCE Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award. For full story, Click Here.

Robert Hoeksema
was selected for the award for his book Designed for Dry Feet: Flood Protection and Land Reclamation in the Netherlands which the ASCE said "enriched the heritage of engineers everywhere by linking one of the world's great civil engineering achievements to the history of The Netherlands."

Hoeksema's book is on the landscape of the Netherlands and how that country used and developed technologies over many centuries to create and maintain usable dry land in a very inhospitable environment.

Prof. Brouwer receives KEEN Grant

The Engineering Dept. is pleased to announce that the diligent work of Randy Brouwer has procured a $50K KEEN grant (Kern Entrepreneurship Education Initiative) supported by the Kern Family Foundation and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). This grant will help to foster increased entrepreneurship and thus is also an excellent complement to Calvin's new Enterprise Center

Calvin Engineering Professor wins NSF Grant

Congratulation to Professor Paulo Ribeiro!  He has just been awarded an NSF grant totaling $450,000.  He is the co-principal investigator on a proposal titled "A Holistic Approach to Customer-Driven Microgrids." The grant comes from the NSF Power, Controls and Adaptive Networks: Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS), Directorate for Engineering.  He will be doing this research as part of his externship at the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), Florida State University.

Faculty Profile of Prof. Heun

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about the work and passions of Prof. Heun.