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Wed, 02/06/2019 | UW Today

Early spring rain boosts methane emissions

A team of researchers including CEE faculty Rebecca Neumann and Jessica Lundquist has found a new reason behind increased methane emissions from a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska: early spring rainfall.

Wed, 01/23/2019 | UW Today

New center offers disaster research tools

A new center housed in UW CEE, the RAPID Facility, offers a new way for scientists to get their hands on more than 300 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment to study the effects of natural disasters.

Wed, 01/23/2019 | The Seattle Times

Decade of heavy storms has helped Northwest glaciers, but don’t expect that to last, studies show

A first-of-its-kind survey led by CEE Assistant Professor David Shean, shows just how much the region's glaciers have melted over the past decades as the climate warms. It also shows how changes in atmospheric patterns may have masked how bad it could get.

Wed, 01/16/2019

Studying in Sweden

Fully funded through the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program, CEE master’s student Jakob Sumearll spends the school year in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Thu, 01/03/2019

David Stahl's discovery honored by Seattle Aquarium

All discoveries start somewhere. A significant discovery by professor David Stahl 13 years ago can be traced back to a water sample collected at the Seattle Aquarium, where a commemorative plaque now resides.

Thu, 12/20/2018 | UW Today

New houseplant cleans air

CEE researchers led by research professor Stuart Strand have genetically modified a common houseplant — pothos ivy — to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it. 

Mon, 12/10/2018

Steve Muench new Valle Program Director

It may be obvious by now, but professor Steve Muench believes in the value of study abroad programs. He now oversees two study abroad programs, including the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program.

Fri, 11/30/2018 | UW Daily

Concrete Canoe Team 'Seeks to Innovate'

As they prepare to race against other universities across the country, UW CEE's Concrete Canoe Team is testing out innovative designs and ideas. 

Wed, 11/28/2018 | EOS

Autumn in the Arctic

Associate professor Jim Thomson shares his findings after researching changing air-ocean-ice interactions in the Arctic, which has the most dramatic evidence of climate change in the seasonal ice cycle.

Mon, 11/19/2018

App combines bathroom humor and education

Most people likely haven’t heard of educational bathroom humor. To educate the public about sanitation issues around the world, a group of students led by assistant professor Jessica Kaminsky created an app called LoosePoops.

Wed, 11/14/2018

Data base: NSF-funded center gathers disaster data

The first center of its kind in the world, the Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Experimental Facility enables the collection, assessment and archiving of high-quality perishable data in the aftermath of disasters.

Thu, 11/08/2018

Taking steps to keep pedestrians safe

To keep pedestrians safe, STAR Lab researchers are building a new type of communication system that sends safety warnings to both pedestrians and drivers, alerting them of potential conflicts in their oncoming path.

Tue, 11/06/2018

Alumnus named Young Engineering Laureate

Working to promote the significance of infrastructure in country development has brought alumnus Geoffrey Morgan something significant as well: Being named a Young Engineering Laureate.

Fri, 10/26/2018

Top online master's program: construction engineering

In recognition of offering affordable tuition to students who are able to secure high paying jobs, UW CEE’s online master's in construction engineering program ranks among the top 2019 Best Online Colleges.

Thu, 10/25/2018 | UW Today

CEE researchers help UPS evaluate e-bike delivery service

Researchers in the Urban Freight Lab at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center will help UPS evaluate a new e-bike delivery service in downtown Seattle, with the goal of reducing traffic congestion in the city. 

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.