Mon, 08/31/2020After 37 years at UW, vice dean Greg Miller retires
During vice dean and CEE professor Greg Miller's tenure, he spent 13 years in leadership positions, serving as interim dean, vice dean, associate dean and CEE department chair.
Fri, 08/14/2020C&EN’s rising star in chemistry
Using chemistry to help solve water shortages around the world has earned UW CEE assistant professor Jessica Ray a new distinction: she is one of Chemical & Engineering News’s newly announced “Talented 12” honorees.
Thu, 07/30/2020Geologic hazard risk article wins award
Professor Joe Wartman and graduate student Will Pollock have won a silver EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing for a feature magazine article they co-wrote on geologic hazard risks to Syrian and other refugees.
Thu, 07/23/2020Snow scientists: CEE researchers participate in NASA’s SnowEx field campaign
UW CEE researchers are working with scientists around the world to one day utilize NASA satellites to measure seasonal snow melt.
Mon, 07/20/2020Soaring success: First Boeing capstone
During CEE's first-ever capstone design project in partnership with Boeing, students were tasked with designing, fabricating and testing a fluid transport bracket.
Mon, 07/20/2020 | UW NewsWashington State Academy of Sciences election
Professor emeritus Steve Kramer is one of seven UW faculty to be elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Mon, 07/13/2020IABSE Outstanding Paper Award
In recognition of his work to investigate the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Italy, assistant professor Paolo Calvi is one of eight recipients of an IABSE 2020 Outstanding Paper Award.
Wed, 07/08/2020Annual CEE Department award winners
At the end of spring quarter, several CEE faculty and students were honored with department awards, which are usually presented during the graduation ceremony. Congratulations to CEE faculty and students!
Mon, 07/06/2020MOSAiC expedition: Follow-along with CEE alumna
Participating in the largest polar expedition in history sounds like the adventure of a lifetime. And so far it is, according to CEE alumna Madison Smith, who is conducting research in the Arctic for the MOSAiC expedition.
Mon, 06/29/2020Tom Gibbs posthumously honored with inaugural Distinguished Alumnus Award
Many people dream of helping to preserve and protect the environment. Alumnus Tom Gibbs (BSCE ’54, MS ‘66) turned his dreams into a reality.
Mon, 06/29/2020Lifelong dream inspires book about clean water
It’s never too late to live out a post-college dream. For alumnus John Dracup (BSCE ’56), that entails working in developing countries to provide clean water, coupled with a recent undertaking: authoring a book on the topic.
Mon, 06/29/2020Steel Bridge Team competition canceled
Although the 2020 Pacific Northwest Student Steel Bridge Competition Regional Event was canceled due to COVID-19, next year’s team may be able to utilize and improve upon this year’s design.
Mon, 06/29/2020UW ASCE to host regional competition in 2021
Donations were secured, a banquet was organized and a tentative competition schedule was outlined. UW ASCE student chapter officers had prepared for just about everything leading up to the ASCE Pacific Northwest Regional Student Competition — except COVID-19.
Mon, 06/29/2020Gathering concrete details
To better assess the structural integrity of reinforced concrete buildings in the aftermath of earthquakes, UW CEE researchers are working to advance newer data collection and analysis methods.
Mon, 06/29/2020A landslide victory
When it comes to safeguarding Seattle from landslide hazards, CEE Ph.D. student William Pollock has a plan mapped out – quite literally. He will soon release a first-of-its-kind map that predicts landslide risk throughout the city.
Mon, 06/22/2020 | UW Civil & Environmental EngineeringEngineering an engaging online experience
This spring, instructor Julian Yamaura was presented with a new type of engineering challenge — moving hands-on labs online due to COVID-19. He knew he’d have to get especially creative.
Wed, 06/17/2020 | UW NewsIs the air getting cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic?
With fewer cars on the road, CEE researchers investigate whether air quality has improved.
Mon, 06/08/2020PacTrans awards COVID-19 research grants
As the central transportation research engine in the Pacific Northwest, PacTrans has awarded three $10,000 matching grants to support research investigating how social distancing measures are changing almost every aspect of transportation.
Mon, 06/08/2020Professor Steve Kramer retires after 36 years
During his tenure, professor Steve Kramer helped grow CEE’s geotechnical graduate degree program, made notable research advancements, assumed leadership roles with research centers and even authored a book.
Fri, 06/05/2020 | UW graduate schoolCEE graduate student receives Fulbright Fellowship
CEE graduate student Shelby Ahrendt is one of eight UW graduate students selected to receive a Fulbright Fellowship, which will fund her dissertation work on flood management in the Netherlands.
Fri, 05/29/2020Enjoy the videos! Second annual STEM film contest
You can call it the Oscars of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) or the second annual Student Film Contest— either way, there are some blossoming videographers in the science field.
Wed, 05/13/2020 | ASCE NewsSteve Kramer receives ASCE honor
CEE professor Steve Kramer is one of eight newly announced ASCE Distinguished Members, an honor reserved for only 223 ASCE members overall.
Tue, 05/12/2020Measuring traffic performance during COVID-19
It’s not a surprise that traffic, like many things, has been impacted by COVID-19. But by how much? Researchers in CEE’s STAR Lab now have an answer to that question after employing a scoring algorithm they developed.
Mon, 05/11/2020 | GeekWireAlumna profiled by GeekWire
As she embarks on the largest polar expedition in history, Madison Smith is featured as "Geek of the Week".
Mon, 04/27/2020 | UW NewsSmart farming via satellite
CEE professor Faisal Hossain's tech-based irrigation advisory system is profiled by NASA.