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  • $500,000 Grant to Study Flood Risk Assessment - In March 2010, a massive record-breaking rainfall event caused unprecedented flooding across Southern New England states including RI. “In addition to average rainfall, both historical data and climate models show that frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events are increasing in Rhode Island, and the US northeast, in general,” said Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering […]
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  • 2023 College of Engineering Faculty & Staff Awards - “We’re so proud of our outstanding researchers, educators, and administrative staff. They make this college what it is, an amazing place to learn and thrive,” said Anthony Marchese, Dean of the College at the award ceremony Friday, December 15. Jennifer Carey – Staff Award “Jen has been crucial to the success of the college through […]


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