US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

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  • September

    District has Two Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Winners

    The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation’s Great Minds in STEM 2012 HENAAC award winners include two District teammates: Arthur E. Maestas, chief, Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering Branch, in the category for Civil Engineer; and Carlos Felipe Salazar IV, chief, Construction Branch, one of two HENAAC Luminaries. Both employees will be recognized at the Salute to STEM Military & Civilian Heroes Awards Dinner at Disney World in October.
  • Cochiti Lake Hosts Second Annual Triathlon

    The 2012 Cochiti Triathlon was held at Cochiti Lake July 29. It was organized by Chasing 3 Race Productions and was an official triathlon, sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for many types of sports and racing events and a federation member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. All participants in this triathlon were members of the USA Triathlon or needed a one-day pass in order to compete.
  • Charrettes Help Ensure Projects Come to Fruition

    The Corps most often uses charrettes at the beginning of the design process to meet with the customer and explore design options for a particular project.
  • Kirtland to get New Nuclear Weapons Sustainment Center

    District personnel are overseeing the design work on a project to build a new Nuclear Weapons Sustainment Center at Kirtland Air Force Base.
  • Levees Can Contribute to Flood Damage Reduction

    In addition to the physical condition of levee systems, risks are influenced by the dynamic natural environment (changing flood frequency and increasing ground subsidence), unacceptable vegetation and increased development in and upstream of communities with levees.
  • Quick to Provide Regulatory Assistance!

    The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history burned through predominantly inaccessible wilderness from May to July in southern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, leaving extensive environmental damage that will affect several small, remote communities for years. It was dubbed the “Whitewater-Baldy” Fire.
  • District, UNM Use Physical Modeling to Improve Jemez Weir

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses models to reduce uncertainty and to help ensure a structure’s performance will be up to par.
  • Minority Students Gain “Experience of a Lifetime”

    The National Hispanic Environmental Council sponsors a national Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute that is held for 11 days in Northern New Mexico and exposes minority youth to environmental opportunities within the Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.