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Laurence Smith

Evans Lecture

Join us on May 9 to hear Dr. Laurence C. Smith discuss the human use of rivers, from ancient cities to today.

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Autumn 2023 Bridge newsletter

Explore our department newsletter and read about faculty updates, new research, center news and student successes.

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Our vision

CEE strategic plan

Learn about the department's 2023-2027 Strategic Plan and associated Grand Challenges, which will guide our work for the next five years.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Learn how the CEE department is taking concrete actions toward a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

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Real-world experience

Student internships

Internships are great practical experience to go along with academics, and create industry connections that can lead to full-time employment.

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Department news

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Structural engineering

Making a big splash

Members of the UW Concrete Canoe Team gain hands-on experience designing and constructing a canoe almost entirely from concrete.

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Bethany Gordon

Department spotlight

Bethany Gordon

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor

Driven by a commitment to social equity, Gordon's research challenges traditional engineering boundaries and focuses on how understanding human behavior can lead to more responsive and inclusive infrastructure solutions.

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Community-driven design

Bethany Gordon integrates social sciences with engineering, aiming for more inclusive designs that consider human behavior.

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