CEE Student Organizations

American Public Works Association (APWA)

APWA serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership over 28,500 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE 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.

American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

The UW Student Chapter of AWRA draws together students that are interested in water resources and related issues in a multidisciplinary forum for education, professional development and information exchange. We hold several events each quarter, including guest lectures, networking events and volunteer opportunities.

American Water Works Association - Water Environment Federation (AWWA-WEF)

AWWA-WEF at UW aims to promote students’ development in both the professional and academic realms of environmental engineering by fostering connections between students and the professional engineering and science community, as well as by organizing fun and interesting activities within Seattle and the Puget Sound region.

Chi Epsilon (XE)

Chi Epsilon is the National Civil Engineering Honor Society in the United States. We honor engineering students who have exemplified the principles of "Scholarship, Character, Practicality, and Sociability" in the civil engineering profession.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) - Currently Inactive

EERI is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Students work with disadvantaged communities worldwide to improve their quality of life through environmentally sustainable, equitable and economical engineering projects.

Geo-technical 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.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The ITE Student Chapter at UW was created to promote the education and professional development of students interested in transportation engineering and planning.

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA)

A non-profit technical and educational organization for water environment professionals, student and young professional committee.

Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW)

The Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) professional organization is dedicated to the advancement of excellence in structural engineering through building code advocacy, continuing education, research, emergency preparedness, exchange of ideas, and mentoring. The formation of the UW student chapter of SEAW will focus on the same elements yet its main focus will be on student involvement and their career advancement.

Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations, and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide.

Roadwork in Bolivia

Engineers without Borders roadwork in Bolivia