The COE Update

Achievements for March 2023.
Achievements for March 2023.

In the latest installment of this recurring feature, which appears in the COE Update on the third Monday of each month, we recognize some of the recent accomplishments, awards and honors earned by College of Engineering faculty, staff and students:


  • In a recently published book, Jiashi Yang outlines new methods of approaching studies of elastic, thermal, electric, and magnetic interactions in solids.
  • Team of CEE, BSE and USDA researchers has paper published in Communications Earth & Environment.
  • CEE team, led by Jongwan Eun and Yusong Li, has paper published in MDPI’s journal Water.
  • ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering publishes Junke Guo paper on the design hydrographs in small watersheds.



If you know of faculty, staff or students who have been awarded major grants or awards, been published in prestigious journals, were recognized with awards at conferences or other events, or any other newsworthy achievements, please contact Karl Vogel – – with the information so it can be included in future editions.


Registration ends Friday for Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition faculty reviewers

UNL faculty are invited to volunteer to serve as a peer reviewer of planning grant proposals submitted to the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition in 2023. Reviewers will be needed for 9-12 hours in May and June. Register by 5 p.m. on April 14 or learn more at the link below. Continue reading…

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SAME chapters hosting bowling event Friday

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) UNL and Student Chapters is hosting a bowling event Friday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. at Maplewood Lanes in Omaha. Bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soft drinks will be provided and four $25 gift cards will be given out. RSVP to

Calendar for March 27, 2023.
Calendar for March 27, 2023.

Events of interest for College of Engineering faculty and staff:

3/28-29: Student Research Days 2023, Nebraska Union.

3/29: Data Science Open House, 3:30-5 p.m., Avery Hall.

3/29: COE Graduate Programs Information Session, 4-5 p.m., via Zoom.

4/7: Graduate Programs: Coffee and Conversations, 10-11 a.m., Nebraska Hall W347.

4/7: COE Awards Celebration, 11:30 a.m., Willa Cather Dining Center, Red Cloud Room A.

4/14: Master of Engineering Management Information Session, noon-1 p.m., via Zoom.

4/17: COE Graduate Programs Information Session, 4-5 p.m., via Zoom.

4/21: Durham School Distinguished Lecture: Denise Simmons, “Building a Sustainable and Inclusive Future: Effective Practices for Collaboration Between Industry and Academia in Construction,” 12:15-1:15 p.m., PKI 160 or Nebraska Hall 175 or via Zoom.

Originally published March 27, 2023 - Submit an Item