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Jenna Forsyth headshot

Wed, 07/17/2024

CEE alumna Jenna Forsyth named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in Health

Forsyth is honored as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in Health for her research on reducing lead exposure in Bangladesh.

Students throw their graduation caps into the air.

Thu, 06/27/2024

CEE graduation in photos

Nearly 300 graduates celebrated at the CEE Class of 2024 ceremony with speeches, awards and caps thrown in the air.

Matthew Bonner headshot

Mon, 06/10/2024 | College of Engineering

Matthew Bonner Receives 2024 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence

CEE undergraduate Matthew Bonner is one of two students in the College of Engineering to be honored with the Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence.

A view of Trondheim, Norway, home of Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Thu, 06/06/2024

24 students selected for the 2024-2025 Valle Scholarship Program

Students will conduct research abroad and gain international field experience.

Purple and gold balloons

Mon, 06/03/2024

Honors & awards

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

A group of people stands on a sidewalk in an urban area, near a sign indicating parking regulations

Thu, 05/30/2024

Urban Freight Lab expands impact beyond Seattle

Leveraging a $2 million grant, the Urban Freight Lab is extending its urban logistics solutions from Seattle to cities nationwide, optimizing goods delivery and enhancing urban sustainability.

A researcher uses RAPID monitoring technology to collect data in the aftermath of Washington’s Bolt Creek wildfire in 2022.

Wed, 05/29/2024

RAPID center receives NIH grant to enhance disaster response and public health research

The grant enables the RAPID center to enhance its research on the intersection of engineering and public health, focusing on long-term health outcomes from disasters.

Headshot of Anne Goodchild

Wed, 05/29/2024

Department launches new External Engagement Committee

The new committee aims to strengthen ties with industry, government and community partners and highlight the department’s collaborative projects.

Professor Emeritus Steve Kramer

Wed, 05/29/2024

Professor Emeritus Steve Kramer serves as graduation keynote speaker

Kramer, a distinguished expert in geotechnical earthquake engineering, served as the keynote speaker at CEE's graduation on June 1, sharing career insights and advice with nearly 300 new graduates.

Bart Nijssen

Wed, 05/29/2024

Message from the chair

CEE Chair Bart Nijssen shares his goals for the department, with a focus on strengthening community engagement.

An overhead view of the Heimdal glacier in southeastern Greenland.

Tue, 05/28/2024

David Shean part of NASA satellite mission finalist team

Assistant professor part of NASA finalist team to study terrestrial and polar ecosystems with advanced satellite technology.

UW doctoral student Joel Eklof downloads data from temperature sensors in the center of a permafrost-surrounded bog in Alaska’s Kenai Wildlife Refuge. Eklof is standing on a board to disperse his weight, which helps reduce his environmental impact.

Tue, 05/28/2024 | UW News

In the Field: UW researcher headed to Alaska to study factors that lead to permafrost thaw and to educate foster care youth

CEE doctoral student Joel Eklof talks about his upcoming trip to Alaska, where he will study factors that lead to permafrost thaw and lead a summer science camp for local foster care youth.

Group of people posing for a photo wearing construction gear

Tue, 05/21/2024

Beyond the blueprint

Kiewit shows students around the Federal Way Link Extension construction site.

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 | 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 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

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.