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Stay connected. Get involved.

Alumni are an essential part of the CEE Department, whether they graduated last year or 50 years ago. Mentoring students, supporting industry collaboration, and being part of the vision to expand UW CEE’s facilities are ways alumni help shape the future of the department. To find out what some of our alumni are up to, take a look at our Alumni Profiles page.

Connect with other alumni, meet faculty and learn about the latest research. We hope to see you!

Annual tailgate
Alumni and friends gather annually for a tailgate party in the fall before the Huskies Homecoming game. Recap of last year’s tailgate.
Annual Lecture Series
Join us for three endowed lectures held throughout the academic year.
Upcoming events
Check out the department’s events calendar for other upcoming lectures and happenings.
CEE Career Fair
Held each January, the CEE Career Fair connects employers with students seeking internships or full-time positions. Registration for companies and organizations begins in late August.

Insight and input from professional engineers is valuable to our students. Bolster student learning by participating in student clubs, career workshops, resume assistance and more.

Please consider mentoring students through the following student activities:

  • Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams
    Help students evaluate technical aspects of design, mentor students and provide support for teams to succeed at competitions.
  • In-class projects
    Provide case studies, presentations and guest lectures.
  • Resume assistance
    Participate in events and panels to provide resume and interview feedback and best practices.
  • Engineering Exploration Night
    Talk with students one-on-one about engineering careers.
  • CEE 101
    Give a talk in this seminar course that introduces undergraduates to the various research areas in civil and environmental engineering.
  • Capstone Design Class
    Mentor a team of students working on a capstone design project, or volunteer to evaluate projects.
  • Huskies@Work
    Share a day in your life with a fellow Dawg by participating in UW's job shadowing program.

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Find out how companies interact with the department by working with faculty and students on research problems, utilizing specialized lab equipment on campus and more.

Problem solve
Take advantage of faculty and student expertise to solve complex technical problems. You can find faculty research specialties using faculty finder.
Gain access to research centers
Collaborate with faculty-led research centers to address pressing issues.
Lab and equipment use
UW CEE houses research facilities that offer unique equipment and services to the research community in the Pacific Northwest.

Be part of our vision to expand UW CEE’s facilities to best support our students and learn about other giving opportunities.

Our funding priorities
While UW CEE is poised to lead the way in preparing engineers to address critical issues, student demand is quickly surpassing capacity. The following priorities will enable UW CEE to accommodate even more deserving students:
  • Facilities Improvements and Expansion
    Potential large-scale More Hall renovation plans are being developed and discussions are also underway regarding building a new interdisciplinary engineering building to be shared among the 10 engineering programs. Parallel to these larger potential capital projects, the department is always seeking unrestricted support to help improve existing facilities. Donate to the CEE Strategic Support Fund.
  • Student Support
    With tuition costs rising dramatically in recent years, bolstering existing undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship endowments will enable UW CEE to continue to provide access to diverse communities and attract the best students. Donate to the CEE Scholarship Fund or CEE Fellowship Fund.
  • Faculty Recruitment and Retention
    UW CEE continues to hire new faculty members at a rate not seen in decades. Adding new professorships and endowed chairs will be key in keeping the department competitive and building the next generation of outstanding faculty. Donate to the CEE Faculty Support Fund.

Learn more about our funding priorities on our Giving page.

Stay in touch by filling out the alumni contact form. Please also use the form to update your contact information after moving.

By submitting your contact info. you’ll receive:

  • The biannual department newsletter, The Bridge
  • The department’s quarterly email newsletter
  • Invites to alumni events

From research breakthroughs to alumni events to student success stories, stay up-to-date on department news.

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