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A person with their back to the camera standing in front of a moving train

Mon, 11/27/2023

Elevating engineering careers for tomorrow’s challenges

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

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Thu, 11/16/2023 | Seattle Times

Washington's engineering gap

The state faces a critical civil engineering shortage amidst soaring industry demand, as CEE Chair Bart Nijssen notes in the Seattle Times.

Two military officers in white uniform with their right arm raised at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium

Mon, 11/06/2023

From uniforms to Huskies: Military leaders forge new paths pursuing graduate degrees in CEE

In CEE, military officers have found a home for their academic pursuits while enriching the departmental community with their unique perspectives.

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Thu, 10/26/2023 | College of Engineering

Showcasing student research

Engineering undergraduate students in CEE share their summer research experiences.

Julian Marshall headhshot

Wed, 10/18/2023

Julian Marshall honored with 2022 Environmental Science and Technology Letters Best Paper Award

Julian Marshall wins award for his paper focused on the link between redlining and air pollution disparities in cities across the U.S.

A person in a safety vest stands with their back to the camera looking out at wildfire-charred trees and a burned hillside.

Thu, 10/12/2023

Building Disaster-Resilient Communities

New center will help communities prepare for and respond to disasters, with expertise from 100+ UW researchers.

Mark Hallenbeck headshot

Mon, 10/09/2023

TRAC Director Mark Hallenbeck retires

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

Erica Fuhrmeister headshot

Thu, 10/05/2023 | UW Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Decoding antibiotic threats

Assistant professor Erica Fuhrmeister uses next-generation metagenomic tools to understand how antibiotic-resistant pathogens are transmitted in the environment.

Christie Hegermiller

Mon, 09/18/2023

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.

The sun shines through trees in a forest and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground

Tue, 09/12/2023 | UW News

Predicting snowpack

Fall snow levels can predict a season’s total snowpack in some western states, giving scientists a better idea of how much water will be available later in the year.

An illustration of a pair of hands holding a mobile phone in front of a bus

Tue, 09/12/2023 | UW Magazine

Happiness is just "One Bus Away"

Two graduate students seeking a better transit experience invented an app that is used by millions across the U.S.

EWB team members Avocet Nagle-Christensen and Monika Kaneshige (left to right) and CAPS members work standing in front of two composting latrines.

Mon, 08/28/2023 | College of Engineering

International impact

In a Nicaraguan community, Engineers Without Borders students improve infrastructure.

An aerial view of Cle Elum Ridge

Mon, 08/07/2023

Balancing fire and ice

A team of hydrologists is working to safeguard the region's vulnerable water supply by managing the region's forests for both wildfire prevention and snowpack preservation.

Yinhai Wang

Mon, 07/24/2023

Washington State Academy of Sciences

Professor Yinhai Wang is one of eight UW researchers recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

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Tue, 06/20/2023

A formal education

Across the College of Engineering, dances grow in popularity and number post-COVID.

Purple and gold balloons

Mon, 05/15/2023

Awards and accolades

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

Alex Ratcliff

Mon, 05/15/2023

Alumnus Alexander Ratcliff to return as graduation keynote speaker

A desire planted during Alexander Ratcliff’s undergraduate years has continued to grow and flourish in his early career — to create a more sustainable world.

researchers in a raft on a river

Mon, 05/15/2023

Center news

From the Urban Freight Lab's work to digitize the curb to the RAPID Center’s gathering of perishable data at Yellowstone, CEE centers continue to innovate.

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Mon, 05/15/2023

A course of action

Four faculty share how they have incorporated diversity, equity and inclusion content into their classes. The past few years, they’ve been busy updating existing courses and developing new classes from scratch.

A Mobile Unit for Sensing Traffic (MUST) sensor in the foreground and two researchers working on laptops in the background

Mon, 05/15/2023

Fighting fatalities with facts

Along a dangerous highway corridor in the heart of Yakima Valley, a sensing device developed by the UW STAR Lab and associated spin-off company AIWaysion is being utilized to help improve traffic safety and save lives.

Alumna Amy Leland standing on the former Snohomish River bridge

Mon, 05/15/2023

Building bridges: Meet alumna Amy Leland

In addition to overseeing more than 3,000 bridges throughout the state of Washington in her position as the new State Bridge Design Engineer, alumna Amy Leland is also the first woman to hold this position.

Faisal Hossain holding an award certificate

Thu, 05/11/2023

Faisal Hossain receives inaugural UW Excellence in Global Engagement Award

From helping to conserve water to reducing food insecurity in numerous countries around the world, a steady stream of accomplishments have led to Professor Faisal Hossain's latest honor.

The exterior of a 10-story building constructed from mass timber

Mon, 05/08/2023

A timber triumph: Seismically resilient and sustainable

CEE researchers including Professor Jeffrey Berman and Ph.D. student Sarah Wichman test a sustainable and seismically resilient 10-story mass timber building designed to withstand Seattle earthquakes.

Erkan Istanbulluoglu

Mon, 05/01/2023

Faculty spotlight: Erkan Istanbulluoglu

Learn more about Professor Erkan Istanbulluoglu's passion for the performing arts, which led him to found a theater group in high school. He also shares what he enjoys most about his job and why CEE is unique.

Peter Yu

Wed, 04/12/2023

Peter Yu named 2023 Goldwater Scholar

Undergraduate Peter Yu is one of five UW students to be honored as a Goldwater Scholar for exceptional academic performance and research in sciences and engineering.