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NSF grant to support acquisition of 3D X-ray CT scanner

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Jeffrey Berman, CEE associate professor, and a multidisciplinary University of Washington team with a grant to acquire an advanced X-ray CT scanner.

Huge Arctic Ocean waves measured for first time

Jim Thomson, CEE associate professor and oceanographer with the UW Applied Physics Lab, made the first study of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, and detected house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. The results were recently published in the paper, “Swell and sea in the emerging Arctic Ocean”.

70-foot-long concrete bridge survives series of simulated earthquakes

Video has been released showing the test of a new, rocking, pre-tensioned concrete bridge support system developed at the University of Washington that reduces on-site construction time and minimizes earthquake damage.
Watch the video here.


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21 January 2015, 1:00pm - HUB North Ballroom
9th Annual CEE Career Fair

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