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Congratulations, Graduates! 2016 Graduation Celebration

More than 1,300 people gathered for the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering graduation ceremony to celebrate 270 graduates on June 12, 2016.

Concrete Canoe Team Claims 10th Place at Nationals

The UW Concrete Canoe Team claimed 10th place at the National Concrete Canoe Competition at UT Tyler, Texas, this past weekend on June 9-11, 2016.

UW CEE Celebrates Two Faculty Retirements

The UW CEE Community celebrates the retirements of two faculty members. Mark Benjamin retires after 39 years with the department and David Stensel retires after 32 years.

Professor Steve Kramer Receives International 2016 Nigel Priestley Prize

The first geotechnical engineer to receive the award, UW CEE Professor Steve Kramer has been honored with the 2016 Nigel Priestley Prize.

Concrete Canoe Team Featured on UW Homepage

UW CEE's Concrete Canoe Team is featured in an article on the UW Homepage. The 40-member student team has earned a strong reputation over the years, winning numerous competitions.

Don MacKenzie’s Driverless Car Research Featured in The New York Times

An expert on the anticipated environmental impact of self-driving cars, Assistant Professor Don MacKenzie’s research was featured in The New York Times and more than 500 other news outlets.

STAR Lab Collision Avoidance Research Featured on KIRO 7

Ph.D. student Ruimin Ke, from the STAR Lab, was featured on KIRO 7 for his work on a collision avoidance project, which warns bus drivers when cars, pedestrians and cyclists get dangerously close.

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