Student Organizations

The American Society of Civil Engineers boasts a strong following in its UW chapter. Every year UW CEE's chapter competes in the Concrete Canoe Competition and the Steel Bridge Competition. Additionally, UW ASCE provides networking opportunities with peers and professionals.

Chi Epsilon
The national Civil and Environmental Engineering honor society. UW CEE Chi Epsilon is active in department and college activities, and contributes to community service projects.

    • All Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students in the CEE Department who are in the top third of their class (based on both cumulative and departmental GPA) are eligible to join Chi Epsilon. This is typically equivalent to a UW cumulative and CEE major GPA of around 3.4 with at least 45 credits earned at the UW. If you believe you are eligible and did not receive an invitation to join, please complete the following request form. Completing the request form does not guarantee admission to Chi Epsilon but allows Chi Epsilon to review your eligibility.

Engineers Without Borders
Students work with disadvantaged communities worldwide to improve their quality of life through environmentally sustainable, equitable and economical engineering projects.
Faculty sponsor: Mark Benjamin & Susan Bolton

Geo-Institute Graduate Student Society (GIGSS)
GIGSS is students made up of students in the Geotechnical Engineering department at University of Washington.  The purpose is to complement the education received with lectures from professional engineers, scholars and professors.  Working with the local Geo-Group, the chapter has regular lectures of local professionals, field trips and social activities.
Faculty Advisor: Pedro Arduino
GIGSS Quarterly Newsletter

Institute of Transportation Engineers
The ITE Student Chapter at UW was created to promote the education and professional development of students interested in transportation engineering and planning.
Faculty sponsor: Yinhai Wang

National Student Steel Bridge Competition
The University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is hosting the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition!
Faculty sponsor: Jeffrey Berman

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association
A non-profit technical and educational organization for water environment professionals, student and young professional committee.
Faculty sponsor: Mark Benjamin

Concrete Canoe Competition

Concrete Canoe Team
photo © by Peter Mackenzie

Roadwork in Bolivia

Engineers without Borders roadwork in Bolivia