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Too hot, too cold, or just right: Green Seed project evaluates indoor thermal comfort

CEE faculty Amy Kim and Dorothy Reed, project co-investigators, along with ISE graduate research assistant Stanley Wang and Yiming Liu, CEE engineering technician, examined the thermal comfort of the LEED-certified Gold Husky Union Building in the Green Seed Fund project Indoor Environment Quality Assessment.

UW workshop aims to marry NASA data with Earthly needs

CEE will host a national workshop with experts in health, air quality, agriculture, water resources, ecological forecasting and disaster management with an aim to bridge the gap between observations collected in space and on-the-ground needs.

Flipping the classroom: Student engagement soars in new approach

To tackle derivations and improve student learning, Alex Horner-Devine, associate professor of hydrology and hydrodynamics, created a partially flipped class by incorporating online content and new tools.



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