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Six CEE students awarded Mary Gates Scholarship

The competitive Mary Gates Research Scholarship, which allows undergraduates at the University of Washington to deepen their inquiry into a project or discipline while guided by faculty, was recently awarded to six CEE students

Seattle confronts prospect of its own long-delayed Big Dig

The world’s largest tunnel-boring machine, Bertha, has been stuck below Seattle’s waterfront for over a year. CEE professor Joe Mahoney is quoted.

Humans Adding 'Fossil' Carbon to Rivers

New research from CEE assistant professor David Butman suggests that the effects of human land-use choices reduce how much carbon is actually stored in the ground.




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