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A student engineering ambassador talks to prospective students and families about applying to UW engineering.

Fri, 04/19/2024 | College of Engineering

Lessons in leadership

The Emerging Leaders in Engineering program empowers undergraduates with advanced leadership skills to help shape the future of engineering.

Woman watering plants in a greenhouse

Mon, 04/08/2024

A biochar solution for urban runoff

CEE researchers test biologically derived charcoal filters and fungi as tools in purifying city waters, a step towards eco-friendly solutions.

A white canoe with Univeristy of Washington calligraphy and cherry blossoms painted on is displayed in front of cherry blossom trees.

Fri, 04/05/2024

A cherry blossom photoshoot for Yoshino the canoe

Concrete Canoe team shows off their new cherry blossom-inspired canoe, Yoshino, amongst the UW's famous blossoms.

A person wearing an orange RAPID vest overlooks the Oso landslide area.

Thu, 03/28/2024 | The Seattle Times

Mapping for safety

See how RAPID's cutting-edge mapping and geological analysis are pivotal in Washington's fight against landslide risks after 2014's Oso disaster.

Head shot of faculty member Bethany Gordon

Thu, 03/28/2024

Community-driven design

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

Civil and environmental engineering graduate student Rubina Singh stands next to an EV charging station.

Mon, 03/11/2024 | College of Engineering

Advancing electric vehicle technology

How UW engineers are helping Washington lead the way in electric vehicle technology and the infrastructure required to advance it.

Two students stand on either side of a canoe and fasten foam insulation to the sides

Mon, 03/04/2024 | UW College of 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.

Paul and Mei-Yea Liao

Fri, 03/01/2024 | College of Engineering

CEE alum Paul Liao and wife Mei-Yea honored with Diamond Award

CEE alum Paul Liao and his wife Mei-Yea's legacy spans from humble beginnings in Taiwan to transformative impacts in education, community and aquaculture globally.

Headshot of Morteza Derakhti

Fri, 03/01/2024

Morteza Derakhti joins the department

Derakhti brings his expertise in ocean wave modeling and coastal engineering from his work in the Applied Physics Lab.

Headshot of Professor Cynthia Chen

Fri, 02/23/2024

Building community resilience: A $2 million NSF grant will transform disaster response

Cynthia Chen leads an NSF grant project aimed at using technology to enhance emergency response and community resilience.

Illustration of a yellow submarine with a black pole and a black cable

Fri, 02/16/2024 | UW Applied Physics Laboratory

Using a wave energy converter to recharge a UUV

A collaborative team from the UW and Oregon State University have integrated several technologies to test a prototype system that harnesses the power of ocean waves to send electricity to an ocean observing vehicle.

Brett Maurer and Morgan Sanger

Fri, 02/16/2024 | Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Brett Maurer and Morgan Sanger Receive 2023 Outstanding Paper Award

Professor Brett Maurer and Ph.D. student Morgan Sanger win an EERI Outstanding Paper Award for their research on AI use in earthquake hazard mitigation.

Microbial cells imaged via NanoSIMS, showing nitrogen uptake: red for ammonia preference, blue for urea, against a scale for isotope intensity.

Mon, 02/12/2024

Unraveling a nitrogen cycle mystery

Research about ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms reshapes our perspective on their physiology and ecological niche.

Professor Faisal Hossain on a boat overlooking a Bangladeshi river at sunset

Tue, 01/30/2024

Advancing surface water tracking in Bangladesh

Professor Faisal Hossain helps lead NASA's SWOT satellite mission to aid in Bangladesh's water management.

Kolodziej Ed and Mackenzie Don

Mon, 01/29/2024

CEE announces new professorships

Edward Kolodziej and Don MacKenzie have both been named Allan & Inger Osberg Endowed Professors.

Mo Malakoutian headshot

Mon, 01/22/2024

Expanding the circle of his impact

Mo Malakoutian brings his unique perspective from the realms of engineering and education to public service and local government.

A hand wearing a glove next to a paw print in the snow

Tue, 01/02/2024 | UW News

Predators, prey and climate change

Climate change alters snow conditions, which will reshape how predators and prey interact with each other in snowy habitats.

Man sitting at a desk showing three books

Tue, 12/26/2023 | College of Engineering

Professor writes children's books

CEE professor Faisal Hossain has written three children's books about scientists and gadgets.

A bike riding in a bike lane.

Fri, 12/15/2023

Electric cargo bikes' future

A new paper by the Urban Freight Lab highlights the transformative potential of electric cargo bikes in reshaping urban logistics.

An Amazon van driving in a neighborhood.

Thu, 12/14/2023 | UW News

Amazon's delivery impact

New research by CEE team shows that Seattle metro residents near Amazon delivery stations face more pollution but order fewer packages.

a group of people wearing safety vests and hardhats standing in the IEB construction site

Wed, 12/13/2023 | College of Engineering

Construction site turned classroom

CEE undergraduates tour the new Interdisciplinary Engineering Building to learn about reinforcing steel.

Two people shaking hands at a career fair

Wed, 12/13/2023

CEE hosts 18th annual Career Fair

Students met with more than 90 employers to learn about internships and jobs.

Students wearing hard hats building components of a steel bridge

Thu, 12/07/2023

Student successes

Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe teams compete in national competitions.

A researcher uses RAPID equipment to capture data on a flood-damaged housing structure in Dar es Salaam.

Thu, 12/07/2023

Center news

PacTrans hosts a high school summer camp to inspire the next generation of engineers, NW TTAP appoints a new director, and RAPID Center technology maps flood resilience in East Africa

Purple and gold balloons

Thu, 12/07/2023

Honors & awards

Congratulations to students and faculty who have received awards, scholarships and other honors.