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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.

Fri, 05/18/2018

2018 graduation speaker Lee Marsh

UW CEE welcomes alumnus Lee Marsh (Ph.D. ’91) as the keynote speaker at the department's graduation ceremony on June 10. Marsh serves as president/CEO of BergerABAM.

Tue, 05/08/2018

Careful coexistence

Stretching whale blubber to determine how pliable it is enables Ph.D. student Molly Grear to assess how marine mammals may be impacted by the spinning blades of tidal turbines, an emerging form of renewable energy.

Tue, 05/01/2018

Concrete Canoe Team takes first place at regionals

The UW Concrete Canoe Team is hot this year and it has nothing to do with their volcano theme. Competing against 13 other teams, they won the ASCE Pacific Northwest Student Conference Concrete Canoe Competition.

Mon, 04/30/2018

Remembering Professor Scott Rutherford

The UW CEE community fondly remembers an exemplary colleague, friend and mentor who helped advance and grow the department in numerous ways. Professor emeritus Scott Rutherford passed away on April 28, 2018.

Wed, 04/25/2018

Mariko Navin honored with COE Professional Staff Award

When it comes to advising undergraduates, CEE students are in good hands. And those hands belong to lead academic adviser Mariko Navin, who is honored with the 2018 UW College of Engineering Professional Staff Award.

Mon, 04/23/2018

Steel Bridge Team heads to nationals

While it’s big news that the UW Steel Bridge Team is heading to nationals, the even bigger news is that this is the first time in more than 20 years! The team took second place overall at the regional competition in early April.

Wed, 04/18/2018

Meet four NSF Graduate Research Fellows

If you’re a graduate student, receiving a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is kind of like winning the lottery. Except that instead of luck, hard work is involved. Meet four recipients from UW CEE.

Mon, 04/16/2018

2018 Evans Lecture: Dr. Bridget Scanlon

Join us for the 2018 Evans Lecture on May 3, featuring Dr. Bridget Scanlon from The University of Texas at Austin. Scanlon will discuss using satellites vs. models to evaluate global water resources.

Wed, 04/11/2018

Julian Marshall receives best environmental tech paper

For utilizing Google Street View Cars to gather air pollution data and create the largest dataset of its kind, researchers including professor Julian Marshall received the ES&T 2017 Best Environmental Technology Paper.