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Yinhai Wang and Margo Hill

Wed, 11/30/2022

Northwestern tribal transportation program center headquartered at UW

To support tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest with technical transportation needs, from administering public transit to enhancing safety and infrastructure, the Northwestern Tribal Technical Assistance Program center will be headquartered in UW CEE.

I-5 leading into Downtown Seattle at night

Tue, 11/22/2022

Bridging the gap: Assessing the impact of a M9 earthquake on bridges

It may be impossible to predict when a M9 earthquake may strike the region, but researchers have succeeded in predicting a crucial detail: the likelihood that bridges will be passable following such an event.

Professor Joe Mahoney

Mon, 11/21/2022

Paving the way: Joe Mahoney retires

Retiring after more than 40 years in academia, Professor Joe Mahoney leaves a legacy of advancements in transportation-related infrastructure and also established the department's first remote learning master's program more than 20 years ago.

Professor Emeritus Steve Kramer at the NAE induction ceremony

Thu, 11/03/2022

Steve Kramer inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

In early October, Professor Emeritus Steve Kramer was officially inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering

Nancy Le standing in front of a construction site in U District

Mon, 10/31/2022

Investing in internships

Every summer, CEE students head out into the real-world to gain valuable experience, from learning technical skills to solving new challenges to making connections in the field.

An aerial shot of Seattle showing a large road surrounded by neighborhoods and businesses. There is water on the right and downtown is in the top left.

Thu, 10/27/2022 | UW News

Comparing clean air strategies

A CEE-led research team compared three potential strategies for reducing fine particulate matter pollution disparities across the contiguous U.S. While two approaches based on the Clean Air Act didn’t get rid of disparities, a community-specific approach eliminated pollution disparities.

EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, and Congressman Derek Kilmer watching lab demonstration by Dr. Ed Kolodziej at UW Tacoma's Center for Urban Waters.

Mon, 10/24/2022

Leaders visit Center for Urban Waters

In celebration of the EPA awarding $36 million in grant funds to Puget Sound, elected officials learned about the work of CEE faculty Ed Kolodziej to identify an unknown chemical that causes death in stormwater-exposed coho salmon.

Professor Michael Brett

Mon, 10/17/2022 | South Seattle Emerald

Op-ed calls for 'meaningful tribal recognition' at UW

In an op-ed published in the South Seattle Emerald, Professor Michael Brett calls for "meaningful tribal recognition' at UW through tuition-free education to every member of a Washington State tribe.

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.