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Tue, 10/23/2018

2018 Wenk Lecture

Join us for the 2018 Wenk Lecture on Thursday, November 29, featuring Ann Rendahl. Her talk "A powerful transformation" will highlight a revolution of change in the electric industry.

Fri, 10/12/2018 | UW Today

Could parcel lockers alleviate traffic?

To help alleviate traffic congestion in Seattle, UW CEE’s Urban Freight Lab at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center (SCTL) has been evaluating a promising solution: parcel lockers.

Tue, 10/09/2018

Rebecca Neumann honored with AGU award

When it comes to global food and water security challenges, associate professor Rebecca Neumann doesn’t just watch from the sidelines. She heads to Bangladesh or Peru to conduct research and devise solutions.

Mon, 10/08/2018

Transportation leaders gather for big data discussion

UW CEE faculty Jeff Ban and Cynthia Chen hosted a panel discussion to better understand and leverage the strengths of emerging big data for a more efficient, equitable and proactive transportation planning process. 

Thu, 10/04/2018 | KUOW

Something's killing coho salmon in Seattle

As coho salmon make their way up creeks this fall, many of them will die prematurely, before they spawn. A new study by associate professor Edward Kolodziej points at chemicals from tiny bits of car tires as the primary cause. 

Mon, 10/01/2018

A closer look: CEE’s CT scanner largest on campus

Housed in More Hall, the largest CT scanner on UW's campus is available to the broader research community. Recent 3D modeling projects include scanning a 150-million-year-old marine crocodilian skull. 

Thu, 09/20/2018

Glacier melt likely to impact Pacific Northwest water supply

For the first time, a team of researchers including CEE alumnus Chris Frans and associate professor Erkan Istanbulluoglu have evaluated the hydrological impact of receding glaciers in the region.

Tue, 09/11/2018

WaterWorks: Educating high school teachers, students

Although it can be described as a water activity, WaterWorks isn’t the typical summer variety. The fifth annual summer program brought Seattle area teachers and students to campus, where they learned about the water supply and treatment process.

Mon, 09/10/2018

SCTL awarded $1.5 million to improve goods delivery system

Delivery drivers will soon have more than packages at their fingertips. They’ll also have access to real-time information about parking availability, thanks to a $1.5 million DOE grant awarded to the SCTL Center. 

Tue, 08/28/2018

The future of farming

To empower India’s struggling farmers with irrigation information, UW CEE researchers are developing an irrigation advisory system to provide precise information regarding how much and when to water crops.

Tue, 08/21/2018 | UW Today

Bus battle: Private shuttles vs. public transit

Private shuttles picking up employees at public bus stops throughout Seattle concerns some residents that there may be public transit delays. However, a study by CEE researchers shows otherwise.

Thu, 08/16/2018

NSF funds wave-ice-ocean research along Arctic Coast

With Arctic coastlines quickly eroding, CEE faculty researchers have received $1 million from NSF's Office of Polar Programs to investigate how the interactions of waves, sea ice and the ocean affect coastal flooding. 

Tue, 08/07/2018

Building health

Advocating for healthier buildings, assistant professor Amy Kim and post-doc Shuoqi (Stanley) Wang helped the first government building in Puget Sound, Bellevue City Hall, to gain Fitwel certification.

photo of Alumna Heta Kosonen with members of the JEN team standing in front of the office trailer at Mamilian IDP (internally displaced person) camp

Mon, 08/06/2018

Iraq infrastructure

CEE alumna Heta Kosonen helped restore water systems destroyed by ISIS in Iraq so that displaced people could return to their homes. 

Mon, 07/16/2018

Fresh perspectives on salmon transport

To devise innovative solutions for transporting fresh seafood from Norway to Asia within 36 hours, UW and Norwegian students worked together during the first annual Seafood Industry Transportation Challenge.

Fri, 07/13/2018

Concrete Canoe Team claims highest score in 18 years

Context is key, for the UW Concrete Canoe Team not only earned seventh place overall at nationals— they also earned the highest score the team has received since 2000 at the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. 

Mon, 07/09/2018

Steel Bridge Team finishes strong at nationals

Qualifying for nationals for the first time in more than 20 years, the UW Steel Bridge Team took 31st place overall at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition, held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Tue, 07/03/2018

Yinhai Wang receives ITE Innovation in Education Award

In recognition of his efforts to bring students and transportation professionals together, professor Yinhai Wang has been honored with the ITE Transportation Education Council Innovation in Education Award.

Tue, 06/26/2018

Staying afloat

It takes a village to save a village. A floating village, that is. An interdisciplinary team of researchers including CEE assistant professor Rebecca Neumann is working to improve an impoverished floating community in the Amazon.

Mon, 06/25/2018

Congratulations, graduates! 2018 graduation celebration

Surrounded by friends and family, a total of 283 graduates were honored at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering graduation ceremony on June 10. Congratulations to all and best of luck!

Thu, 06/21/2018

Brett Maurer receives CAREER Award

For his novel research to investigate earthquakes for which no record exists, assistant professor Brett Maurer has been honored with an NSF Early CAREER Award.

Mon, 06/18/2018

Five CEE faculty promoted

Congratulations to CEE faculty members promoted in recognition of their hard work and achievements: Jeffrey Berman, Michael Motley, Stephen Muench, Rebecca Neumann and Bart Nijssen.

Fri, 06/15/2018

India impact

A new India study abroad program empowers students to tackle grand challenges. The Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL): India launched in winter 2018, enabling 17 students to problem-solve big issues facing humanity.

Mon, 06/11/2018

Professor Faisal Hossain selected for New Voices initiative

As the name implies, the “New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine” initiative will encourage dialogue aimed at strengthening the Science, Engineering and Medicine community.

Fri, 05/18/2018

Unpacking traffic congestion

Transportation researchers find that a smart locker system can drastically reduce delivery time in Seattle, the fourth most congested city in the country.