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Wartman part of UW team investigating Snohomish County mudslide

A national team co-led by Joseph Wartman, CEE associate professor, will investigate what caused the March 22 mudslide in Snohomish County and what effects the disaster had on the nearby residential communities.

Roeder Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Charles W. Roeder, P.E., professor in civil and environmental engineering, will receive the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his having dedicated the majority of his university career to the structural steel industry through his research, teaching and service.

Sand Grinds World’s Largest Tunneling Machine to a Halt

The world’s largest tunneling machine, dubbed “Bertha”, is stuck on Seattle’s waterfront, about 60 feet straight down. "The problem with Bertha is located right behind the cutter head, which is the very front of the machine," says geotechnical engineer and CEE associate professor Joseph Wartman.

Lundquist among researchers to conduct feasibility study at Mount Rainier

Jessica Lundquist, CEE associate professor, along with Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, associate professor of Biology, at the University of Washington and Regina Rochefort at North Cascades National Park, received a grant from NASA’s Applied Sciences division to study how data with satellite imagery can help forecast dates of snow melt and peak flower bloom.


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26 April 2014, 10:15am - More Hall, Room 230
CEE Information Session for Prospective Undergraduate Students

15 May 2014, 4:30pm - TBD
Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture, feat. Mark Z. Jacobson
Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University, presents "Roadmaps for transitioning Washington State and all other 49 U.S. states to wind, water, and solar power for all purposes". Read More...

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