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Collage of two people dropping a wave sensor from a plane

Thu, 09/29/2022 | UW News

Wave sensors deployed to improve hurricane forecasts

UW CEE researchers including Ph.D. student Jacob Davis and Professor Jim Thomson deployed technology developed at UW off the coast of Florida to measure ocean waves in the path of Hurricane Ian.

A group of students sitting in front of laptops

Tue, 09/27/2022 | College of Engineering

A pathway to engineering

The Engineering Dean’s Scholars Program is making it possible for more Washington students, such as environmental engineering major Fiona Clayton, to become engineers.

Bethany Gordon

Thu, 09/22/2022

New faculty Bethany Gordon joins the department

Joining the CEE Department this autumn as an Assistant Professor, Bethany Gordon’s focus area is currently at the intersection of the built environment, equity and behavioral science. 

Chair Bart Nijssen

Wed, 09/14/2022

Meet the chair: Bart Nijssen

With a variety of academic and industry experience — as well as a background in hydrology — Professor Bart Nijssen is well-prepared to take the helm of the department.

Dan McCabe standing next to a bike inside of a food bank

Tue, 09/06/2022

The Power of Pedaling

CEE graduate student Dan McCabe works to improve bicycle-powered emergency food response.

Amelia Regan

Thu, 08/25/2022

New faculty member Amelia Regan directs SCTL master’s program

It’s full speed ahead for Amelia Regan. After retiring from a 25-year career in academia, Regan is bringing her expertise and energy to a new role — as Director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) master’s program and Associate Teaching Professor.

Bart Nijssen headshot

Tue, 07/26/2022 | College of Engineering

Bart Nijssen to serve as CEE chair

A collaborative leader dedicated to advancing inclusive excellence in engineering education and research, Professor Bart Nijssen will begin his appointment on September 1.

CEE department award winners

Thu, 07/07/2022

Annual 2022 CEE department awards

At the end of spring quarter, CEE faculty, students, staff and alumni were honored with department awards, presented during the graduation ceremony. Congratulations to all!

Students with Boeing mentors

Tue, 07/05/2022

Third annual Boeing capstone

Students earned their wings during a spring quarter capstone project undertaken in partnership with Boeing. Fittingly, they worked on a novel design for a wingtip end cap that was produced using 3D printing.

Tim Larson

Mon, 06/27/2022

After 39 years, Professor Tim Larson retires

Although much of what he researched is practically invisible to the eye — air pollution particles 30-700 times thinner than a strand of human hair — Professor Tim Larson’s contributions to the field of environmental engineering can be easily seen.

Book cover showing a medieval robot

Tue, 06/21/2022 | UW News

New children’s book authored by faculty

Professor Faisal Hossain authors a children’s book to highlight how technological breakthroughs predated the internet and were inspired by the natural world.

Jessica Ray

Thu, 06/16/2022

Jessica Ray receives NSF CAREER Award

In support of research to develop novel, low-cost composite materials to selectively remove and degrade toxic contaminants in water sources, Assistant Professor Jessica Ray is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award.

Trees in a forest. The trees are blanketed by heavy snow.

Tue, 06/14/2022 | UW News

Snow Spotter: Uncovering snow’s effect on summer water supplies

To investigate what happens to snow that is intercepted by trees, and how this may affect predictions of summer water supplies, CEE researchers created a citizen science project called Snow Spotter.

Cars on a roadway in China

Wed, 06/08/2022

Higher socioeconomic status linked to increased air pollution exposure in China

For the first time, UW researchers have uncovered that people living in China who have a higher socioeconomic status are actually more exposed to outdoor air pollution, which runs contrary to existing studies conducted throughout North America.    

Professor Steve Muench and his Ph.D. student Milad Ashtiani

Fri, 05/27/2022

Two College of Engineering teaching awards

In recognition of their excellence as instructors, two members of the CEE community — Professor Steve Muench and his Ph.D. student Milad Ashtiani — were honored with College of Engineering teaching awards.

Group photo of award recipients

Wed, 05/25/2022

Nominated by students, CEE faculty receive FACET teaching awards

Students have had their say. They’ve nominated five CEE faculty members to receive 2022 Faculty Appreciation for Career Education & Training (FACET) Awards.

Judy Khalamwa headshot

Tue, 05/24/2022

MSCE graduate aligns career with life purpose

When recent graduate Judy Khalamwa wanted to both further her career and make her work more meaningful, she decided to start with a solid foundation — and enrolled in UW CEE’s online Master of Science in Construction Engineering program.

Purple and gold balloons

Mon, 05/23/2022

Awards and accolades

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

Alumni donors

Mon, 05/23/2022

Investing in students: CEE alumni step forward to help fund two building initiatives

CEE alumni are skilled at solving infrastructure problems. So perhaps it’s no surprise that several have generously stepped forward to help fund two building initiatives currently underway.

Anne Goodchild cutting a cake

Mon, 05/23/2022

Center news

From SCTL’s five-year anniversary to PacTrans' new summer course for middle school students to RAPID's graduate fellowship program, CEE’s centers continue to have notable impact.

A forest against a background of blue sky

Mon, 05/23/2022

Countering climate change: Alumnus co-founds CarbonPlan to inform and evaluate climate solutions

The concept of climate change may not be new, but the team at CarbonPlan has a new approach to help inform both carbon removal and climate solutions.

Frank Miles

Mon, 05/23/2022

A life and a legacy: Frank Miles family supports Concrete Canoe Team and student scholarships

To honor the legacy of alumnus Frank Miles, who built one of the largest construction materials businesses in the Pacific Northwest, his family has established a student support fund.

Steve Kramer

Mon, 05/23/2022

Enjoy the video: 2022 Burges Lecture

Enjoy the video of Professor Emeritus Steve Kramer's talk titled “Big, Small, Fast, Slow: Geohazards I Have Known,” during which he examined a variety of geohazards and discussed examples from his 44-year career.

Karl Linden and Timo Hartmann

Mon, 05/23/2022

Twice the expertise: Visiting Burges Professors join the department

Visiting Burges Professors from Germany and Colorado joined the department for spring quarter. They shared their knowledge and outside perspectives by teaching classes, meeting with researchers and giving lectures.

Erica Fuhrmeister

Mon, 05/23/2022

New faculty, new appointment

Incoming DEOHS faculty member Erica Fuhrmeister will work closely with the environmental engineering group.