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Fri, 06/28/2019 | USA Today

USA Today op-ed calls for better migrant care

In light of the recent crisis at the border, CEE assistant professor Jessica Kaminsky urges disaster response teams to help migrant children.

Thu, 06/27/2019

Congratulations, graduates! 2019 graduation celebration

The CEE department officially has more than 300 new alumni. Surrounded by friends and family, graduates were honored at the department's graduation ceremony on June 16. Congratulations to all and best of luck!

Mon, 06/24/2019

Three CEE faculty promoted

Congratulations to CEE faculty members promoted in recognition of their hard work and achievements: Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Donald MacKenzie and Jim Thomson. 

Thu, 06/20/2019

Top online master's program: construction engineering

In recognition of being affordable without compromising quality, UW CEE’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering program ranks among the top online master's programs.

Mon, 06/17/2019

Greg Miller appointed interim dean

CEE professor and former department chair Greg Miller, who is currently vice dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed interim dean effective July 2019.

Thu, 06/13/2019

Big results for ‘the big one’

Most people know that the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a catastrophic earthquake. But they may not know that CEE faculty are actively working to reduce the consequences.

Mon, 06/10/2019

Adviser Mariko Navin transitions careers

For three decades, undergraduate adviser Mariko Navin has guided students toward achieving their career-oriented goals. And now, she’s taking an "early retirement" to pursue one of her own.

Fri, 06/07/2019 | College of Engineering

Fueled by floods

Along the Mekong River in Cambodia, UW researchers are racing to determine how hydropower demand will impact the supplies of rice and fish – and the communities who rely on them.

Thu, 05/23/2019

Joining the hype: Washington Hyperloop

The only CEE student on the Washington Hyperloop Team, Ethan Simcock is one of four student directors working to ensure the success of this year’s team. Last year, they placed first in the United States and fourth in the world.

Tue, 05/14/2019

SIFF science documentary features CEE faculty

Telling the powerful story about a once-polluted creek that is becoming a flourishing home for spawning salmon, the documentary Engineering with Nature, which features CEE faculty, was selected to premiere at SIFF.

Mon, 05/13/2019

CEE faculty leads storytelling initiative

Leveraging the power of personal storytelling with the goal of making careers in the sciences more accessible to today’s youth, professor Faisal Hossain is leading a New Voices storytelling initiative supported by NASEM. 

Sun, 05/12/2019

Two CEE faculty receive FACET awards

Nominated in appreciation of their efforts to help students with professional development, two CEE faculty members received inaugural FACET awards: Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein and David Stensel.

Tue, 05/07/2019

Richard Wiebe wins AFOSR award

To support his research to improve the structural performance of aerostructures, assistant professor Richard Wiebe is the recipient of a 2019 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award.

Mon, 05/06/2019

Amy Kim receives Husky Green Award

For her efforts to create healthy building interiors and optimize workspaces, Amy Kim was honored with a 2019 Husky Green Award. The annual awards recognize environmental leadership and dedication at UW.

Fri, 04/26/2019

Steel Bridge Team demonstrates engineering integrity

If there was an award for engineering integrity, the UW Steel Bridge Team would have taken first place. At the regional competition, the UW team self-reported a broken weld knowing it would disqualify them.

Thu, 04/25/2019

Alumna Ana Barros elected to NAE

Ana Barros (Ph.D. ‘93) spends much of her time working to predict extreme events. But there is one that she didn’t foresee coming—being elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Tue, 04/23/2019

Water Treatment Team wins regional competition

The UW Water Treatment Team made a big splash at a regional environmental competition, taking first place for designing a water treatment system that can be used in emergency situations.

Fri, 04/19/2019

First place for UW Concrete Canoe Team

The UW Concrete Canoe Team sailed into first place at this year’s regional competition, advancing to the national competition for the seventh year in a row.  

Mon, 04/15/2019

Double honors for Alex Ratcliff

If there’s one thing that can be said about UW CEE senior Alex Ratcliff, it’s that he hasn’t gone unnoticed. Recognized as a Husky 100 recipient, he has also been honored with a College of Engineering Dean’s Medal.

Mon, 04/08/2019 | UW Today

Disinfection can prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but what about their genes?

A team of CEE researchers has looked at whether disinfectant treatments are effective in removing the genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

Mon, 03/11/2019

A disproportionate burden from air pollution

Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution generated mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to new research from a team including research scientist Christopher Tessum and professor Julian Marshall. 

Mon, 03/11/2019

Sara Lucero named to ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering

With the goal of one day designing more resilient infrastructure for people affected by tropical storms, CEE senior Sara Lucero was selected as one of ASCE's 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering. 

Fri, 03/01/2019

Remembering dean and chair emeritus Dale Carlson

At the age of 94, dean and CEE chair emeritus Dale Carlson passed away. During his career he accomplished much, including serving as the founding director of the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program.

Mon, 02/25/2019

Transportation forecasting competition award

When it comes to analyzing transportation data, CEE graduate students went the extra mile. Actually, they went 2,300 miles to Washington D.C., where they received fourth place at the Transportation Forecasting Competition.

Thu, 02/14/2019

After 19 years of student exchanges, Dayna Cole retires

Staff member Dayna Cole will soon be saying farewell. During her 19 year career at UW CEE, Cole has helped facilitate the exchange of graduate students between UW and schools in Nordic countries.