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Thu, 04/05/2018

Snow school: A cool way to learn about hydrology

Snow school is cool on many levels. CEE students attended a snow measurement field school in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where they learned about fundamental concepts and practices of snow hydrology.

Tue, 04/03/2018

Water works: Students connect more Nicaraguan households to water

Forty people in a small Nicaraguan village now know the luxury of running water, thanks to the work of students involved in Engineers Without Borders.

Mon, 04/02/2018

Education in action: Solar panels power office equipment

Energy conservation came to life for many students during winter quarter when solar panels on the roof of More Hall harvested energy from the sun to power everyday office equipment, from a desktop computer to a table lamp.

Tue, 03/27/2018

Steve Kramer honored with ASCE H. Bolton Seed Medal

In early March, professor Steve Kramer was presented with the 2018 H. Bolton Seed Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineers in recognition of outstanding career accomplishments in geotechnical engineering.

Fri, 03/23/2018 | UW Columns

Cross-Laminated Timber: The wood that could

A new type of sustainable wood has numerous benefits: it is fire-resistant, stronger than conventional timber and reduces atmospheric carbon. Another benefit, which CEE researchers are exploring, is earthquake resiliency. 

Tue, 03/20/2018

CEE grad programs ranked #17 by U.S. News & World Report

UW CEE graduate programs are not only good- they're equally good! Both the civil engineering and environmental engineering programs received #17 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the best graduate programs in 2019.

Mon, 03/19/2018

Seismologist Lucy Jones lecture

Seismologist Lucy Jones presents "Life Safety In The City: When There Is More To Life Than Not Being Crushed" on March 19. Jones has been called the “Beyoncé of earthquakes" and the "Meryl Streep of government service.”

Mon, 03/19/2018

An innovative approach to accelerated bridge construction

UW CEE researchers have designed a new concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) frame system, which offers increased strength and provides an alternative, innovative approach to accelerated bridge construction.

Thu, 03/08/2018

UW Innovation Award funds digital glacier time machine

A team of researchers led by CEE assistant professor David Shean plans to build a digital glacier time machine in order to better understand regional climate change, water resources and natural hazards. 

Wed, 03/07/2018

Women's work

Two CEE students are redefining the meaning of “women’s work.” Amy Moore and Sidney Hutchison are helping to usher in the next generation of females in the heavy civil construction field, which is largely dominated by men.

Tue, 02/27/2018

CEE researchers receive BPA Public Service Award

Associate professor Bart Nijssen and research scientist and graduate student Oriana Chegwidden received the 2017 Administrator’s Excellence Awards-Exceptional Public Service to BPA Award.

Thu, 02/22/2018

New research aims to reduce failed deliveries, improve Seattle congestion

Getting packages in the hands of online shoppers while alleviating traffic congestion is the goal of a team of UW CEE researchers who are addressing the complicated last leg of urban deliveries called "The Final 50 Feet." 

Thu, 02/08/2018

Anne Goodchild Named 2017 Person of the Year by Transportation Club of Seattle

Professor Anne Goodchild was honored by The Transportation Club of Seattle for her contributions to the transportation field. 

Wed, 02/07/2018

Marc Eberhard Named PSEC Academic Engineer of the Year

Professor Marc Eberhard has received the PSEC 2018 Academic Engineer of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to students and his innovative earthquake engineering research.

Mon, 02/05/2018

New India Study Abroad Program underway

As part of a new India Study Abroad Program, 17 students are learning about and working on solutions to various grand challenges such as water scarcity, food insecurity, clean energy, pressures of urban growth and more.

Fri, 01/19/2018

Record participation at CEE Career Fair

More employers means even more connections were made at the 12th annual UW CEE Career Fair on January 18. The career fair was the largest yet, with a 48% increase in industry participation.

Thu, 12/28/2017 | UW Columns

Electric bike on a budget

CEE graduate Behyad Ben Tarassoli (BSCE '11) is the founder of Propella, a Seattle startup that sells electric bikes.


Wed, 12/27/2017

Dedicated to research with real-world applications, professor Charles Roeder retires

During his 40-year career, professor Charles Roeder conducted research that translated into practical solutions for professional engineers in the field.

Mon, 12/18/2017

Meet new faculty member David Shean

CEE welcomes incoming faculty member David Shean, who joins the department as an assistant professor starting winter quarter. 

Fri, 12/08/2017

Start-up success: MicroHAOPS

Founded by CEE emeritus professor Mark Benjamin and alumnus Nathan Cai, MicroHAOPS is developing technology to significantly increase the rate at which water purification processes produce clean drinking water.

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Thu, 11/30/2017

Longtime donors Neil and Ann Hawkins ‘get a boost’ out of giving

For longtime UW CEE supporters Neil and Ann Hawkins, education is a value the couple strongly champions. Over the years, the couple has established a total of five funds. Their signature funds are the Neil and Ann Hawkins Prize and the Neil and Ann Hawkins Scholarship.

Tue, 11/28/2017

Earthshaking information

In the aftermath of the Central Mexico earthquake, a team of researchers including professor Pedro Arduino and Jake Dafni travel to Mexico to gather perishable data.

Mon, 11/20/2017 | College of Engineering

Global engineers

Study abroad programs give students the opportunity to develop a global perspective. Engineering Rome, a program offered through Civil & Environmental Engineering, challenges students to understand what engineer has been — and what it can be — while navigating thousands of years of engineering history.

Tue, 11/14/2017

Molly Grear makes Forbes '30 under 30 in Energy' list

Ph.D. student Molly Grear is one of two UW students named to Forbes magazine’s list of the top 30 people under the age of 30 who are working on energy initiatives with the goal of creating a more sustainable future.

Tue, 10/31/2017

Water research repository funded by $4 million NSF grant

To solve water-related problems more efficiently through enhanced sharing of data and models, a team of researchers including Christina Bandaragoda and Bart Nijssen have received a $4 million NSF grant.