Mon, 05/03/2021 | UW NewsGenetically engineered grass cleanses toxic soil
Switchgrass has been genetically engineered to break down the toxic and explosive chemical RDX, which covers a considerable amount of U.S. military land.
Thu, 04/29/2021 | UW NewsPeople of color hardest hit by air pollution
Exposure disparities among people of color and white people are driven by nearly all emission source types, according to a new study by researchers including CEE professor Julian Marshall.
Thu, 04/15/2021New CEE endowed professors
In recognition of their professional accomplishments and contributions to the department and college, seven CEE faculty have received endowed professorships.
Mon, 03/15/2021Jessica Kaminsky receives ASCE construction engineering award
In recognition of her work to build equity throughout the world through infrastructure advances, Kaminsky has been awarded the 2021 ASCE Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction.
Thu, 03/04/2021Michael Gomez receives NSF CAREER Award
In support of research that aims to improve the resilience of civil infrastructure during earthquakes and other natural hazard events by developing stronger soils inspired by nature, assistant professor Michael Gomez is the recipient of a NSF CAREER Award.
Wed, 02/24/2021PacTrans launches transportation workforce training institute
PacTrans has officially launched the Workforce Development Institute, a training program to help meet both current and future transportation education needs in the workforce throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Wed, 02/10/2021 | UW NewsInspiring Black scientists list includes CEE faculty
A list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists published by Cell Mentor in December 2020 includes CEE assistant professor Jessica Ray.
Tue, 02/09/2021Brett Maurer receives USUCGER Early Career Researcher Award
In recognition of his innovative contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering, CEE assistant professor Brett Maurer is the recipient of a 2021 USUCGER Early Career Researcher Award.
Wed, 01/27/2021$11.45 million grant funds mobility tech
Co-led by TRAC director Mark Hallenbeck, an initiative to promote independent mobility for all is awarded $11.45 million.
Thu, 01/21/2021Remote recap: Autumn quarter learning
During autumn quarter, civil and environmental engineering students and faculty once again embraced the “new normal” of remote learning. But this time around, they had experience – and a few new strategies.
Tue, 01/12/2021A mobility informed COVID-19 transmission model
A new type of mobility informed infectious disease model is already being used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to forecast COVID-19 deaths across the country.
Thu, 12/03/2020 | UW NewsTire-related chemical is largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams
UW researchers discovered a chemical that kills coho salmon in urban streams before the fish can spawn.
Mon, 11/23/2020 | UW Aero & AstroPeering into snow
To better measure glaciers and their seasonal snowpack, assistant professor David Shean partners with A&A researchers to outfit a drone with Ground Penetrating Radar.
Fri, 11/20/2020Professor Faisal Hossain honored with AGU International Award
In recognition of Professor Faisal Hossain’s efforts to advance access to information about water resources in the developing world, he has been awarded the prestigious 2020 International Award from the American Geophysical Union.
Thu, 10/29/2020Remembering Nirnimesh Kumar
Assistant professor Nirnimesh (“Nirni”) Kumar is remembered as a rising star in the field by his colleagues and leaves a lasting legacy.
Mon, 10/26/2020An extraordinary expedition
CEE alumna and UW Applied Physics Lab postdoc Madison Smith conducted research aboard the German icebreaker Polarstern as part of the MOSAiC expedition, the largest polar expedition in history.
Thu, 10/22/2020 | UW NewsSimple actions can help people survive landslides, UW analysis shows
A new study by CEE researchers shows that behavioral changes can save lives.
Wed, 10/21/2020 | AXA research fundAXA's innovative COVID-19 research
The AXA Research Fund announces 10 innovative projects to help combat COVID-19, including CEE assistant professor Mari Winkler's work on targeted disease management through wastewater monitoring.
Mon, 10/19/2020Impactful internship
Thanks to a summer internship, CEE undergraduate Bailey Griffin gained hands-on experience working on light rail construction efforts in Bellevue.
Fri, 10/09/2020Environmental internship is a natural fit
Environmental sustainability is a topic that interests BSENVE senior Caroline Witek. And so a summer internship with an engineering company that focuses on designing sustainable engineering solutions was truly a natural fit.
Wed, 10/07/2020 | Population HealthHealthy planet, healthy people
CEE professor Cynthia Chen is one of five UW experts asked to weigh in on how to move forward from the pandemic in ways that deliver environmental resilience and positive health outcomes for all.
Thu, 10/01/2020 | UW NewsUW researchers driving around Seattle to track COVID-19 response over time
An interdisciplinary team of UW researchers, including CEE professor Joe Wartman, scan the streets every few weeks to document how Seattle has reacted to the pandemic.
Tue, 09/29/2020New faculty member Travis Thonstad
For the past four years, incoming civil and environmental engineering faculty member Travis Thonstad worked for an organization with a mission focused on advancing innovation.
Mon, 09/28/2020Children’s books aim to increase diversity in STEM
To encourage a more diverse community of engineers, scientists and doctors, CEE professor Faisal Hossain is leveraging the power of storytelling to inspire children to pursue careers in the sciences.
Fri, 09/25/2020Advancing a sustainable flooring system for UW's campus
During the summer, engineers in CEE’s Structural Research Laboratory continued to make progress on critical research, such as testing a new sustainable flooring system that will be used for the first time at UW.