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Autumn 2023 Edition

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Elevating engineering careers

CEE’s professional master’s programs offer flexible options for many different fields.

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Drones n’ Lasers

First-year students get hands-on with LiDAR drones, transforming campus landscapes into detailed 3D models.

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Bart Nijssen

Chair’s message

CEE Chair Bart Nijssen outlines his goals for the coming year, including increasing enrollment and implementing a new strategic plan.

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New faculty Christie Hegermiller joins the department

Hegermiller comes to the department with a passion for waves & coastal change, ready to enhance research and community collaboration in geosciences.

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TRAC Director Mark Hallenbeck retires

The director of the Washington State Transportation Center influenced roadway systems and transportation engineering locally and nationally.

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Honors and awards

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

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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.

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Snowpack prediction research

A team led by UW researchers has found that in some western states, the amount of snow already on the ground by the end of December is a good predictor of how much total snow that area will get.

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Engineers Without Borders

Since 2016, the UW chapter has been partnering with the Nicaraguan community of Tortuga to improve infrastructure.

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Student successes

Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe teams compete in national competitions.

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Enjoy the video: Burges lecture

Professor Julian Marshall discusses how people of color face higher air pollution exposure than white Americans and emphasizes the need for research and modeling to address these systemic disparities.

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The Bridge is the UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s alumni newsletter. Published twice a year, it features stories about students, faculty, research, alumni and more.