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Our vision

CEE strategic plan 2023-2027

To guide the department’s activities for the next five years, a strategic plan was collectively informed by students, faculty, staff, alumni, leadership and other partners. A shared vision and the steps to achieve it are now in place, positioning the department to lead the way in building a resilient and sustainable society. Through undertaking Grand Challenges, students and faculty will design solutions to support a more equitable future.

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Federal funding

PacTrans receives USDOT $15 million renewal award

To continue and expand its important work to improve the movement of people and goods throughout the region, PacTrans has received another green light: a $15 million renewal grant over the course of five years from USDOT.

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Teaching excellence

Video: Partnership supports excellence in teaching

A video details a unique partnership that supports two CEE faculty: Steve Muench and Julian Yamaura. The model has worked so well at UW CEE that it is being rolled out at other universities by The Beavers Charitable Trust.

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Career connections

CEE hosts 17th annual career fair

Handshakes were back in style at the 17th annual CEE Career Fair, which was held in-person on February 16 after two years of remote events. The event was attended by more than 200 students and 94 industry professionals.

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Department news

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Research impact

Snow sleuths

Last fall, CEE researchers descended on a small town in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to prepare for a winter of data-gathering to improve water resources modeling by investigating missing snow.

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Faculty spotlight

Michael Motley

John R. Kiely Endowed Associate Professor
Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Fun fact: This faculty member has crawled on the underside of bridges and was chased by alligators in South Carolina.

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How well do you know CEE faculty?

Learn more about Associate Professor Michael Motley's adventures while taking his work outdoors! He also shares what he enjoys most about his job and why CEE is unique.

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