Tue, 03/14/2017UW CEE graduate programs ranked #12 and #16 by U.S. News & World Report
UW CEE has the #12 best graduate program in environmental engineering and #16 best graduate program in civil engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings.
Fri, 03/10/2017CEE welcomes new faculty member Mike Gomez
UW CEE welcomes incoming assistant professor Mike Gomez, who joins the geotechnical engineering research group, Gomez will continue his research investigating the use of chemical and biological processes in soils to develop new sustainable geotechnical technologies.
Wed, 03/08/2017Alumna Deb Niemeier Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
UW CEE alumna Deb Niemeier (Ph.D. ’94) has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the most prestigious honors in the engineering field. Niemeier is recognized for developing groundbreaking tools to improve the accuracy of estimating regional vehicle pollutants, which impact the health of minority populations that reside in close proximity to highways.
Tue, 02/28/2017Alum Karl Kirker establishes student support fund
A memory from 40 years ago is still going strong. Alum Karl Kirker (BSCE ’75), who received the Charles Church More Scholarship from UW CEE during his senior year in college, still remembers what it felt like to be the recipient of $400 that covered the cost of two quarters of tuition.
Wed, 02/08/2017Coming Soon: New Online Energy Infrastructure Master’s Program
UW CEE is pleased to announce a new online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Energy Infrastructure program, which will launch in autumn 2018. With a focus on energy infrastructure, the program will prepare students to plan, design, construct and manage energy related infrastructure projects.
Tue, 01/31/2017Leading the Way: CEE Seniors Share What It’s Like Leading Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge and ASCE
From the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams to ASCE’s UW Chapter, four seniors share what it’s like leading CEE’s undergraduate student organizations, and what their goals are for the year.
Sun, 01/01/2017Five Faculty Receive Global Innovation Fund Awards
Five CEE faculty members have received Global Innovation Fund Awards, which provide seed funding for faculty research proposals that enhance the UW’s global engagement and reach. Congratulations to faculty members Amy Kim, Faisal Hossain, Heidi Gough, Tim Larson and Julian Marshall!
Sun, 01/01/2017Water Resources Research Editors Honor Erkan Istanbulluoglu’s Research for Significance
A study published by a team of researchers including associate professor Erkan Istanbulluoglu has received the 2015 Editor’s Choice Award by the Water Resources Research (WWR) journal. The award is reserved for the top 1% of articles, recognizing the most significant studies published in the journal.
Sun, 01/01/2017Research Advises Policy Recommendations to Address Future Water Shortage for Major U.S. Cities
Led by associate professor Faisal Hossain, a new study analyzing river basins in 42 major cities throughout the United States has determined not only which ones may experience water shortages in the future, but also includes policy recommendations.
Sun, 01/01/2017Assistant Professor Brett Maurer Joins UW CEE Geotechnical Research Group
The CEE Department welcomes incoming assistant professor Brett Maurer. In addition to teaching, Maurer will be advancing his research on geotechnical earthquake engineering with the goal of reducing the impacts of earthquakes on civil infrastructure, human life and the environment.
Mon, 12/19/2016Refugee Reconnaissance: Improving Wastewater Treatment During Crisis Response
It’s an oxymoron of sorts: better refugee camps. But despite contradictory terms, a team of CEE researchers is working to improve wastewater treatment systems at refugee camps, which are typically constructed quickly to accommodate people displaced by both natural and man-made disasters.
Thu, 12/01/2016Disaster Data: $4 Million NSF Grant Funds New CEE-Led Center
The UW has received a five-year, $4.1 million Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a new disaster investigation center that will be led by CEE faculty.
Thu, 12/01/2016CEE Students Awarded Beavers Charitable Trust Scholarships
Two UW CEE students have been awarded Beavers Charitable Trust Scholarships. Undergraduates Casey Hoyt and Liz Guilford are recipients of $5,000 scholarships for students who plan to pursue careers in the construction engineering field.
Thu, 12/01/2016USDOT Awards $14 Million to CEE-Led Transportation Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of $3.5 million to a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington. The newly established Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium, or PacTrans, will focus on safe and sustainable transportation in environments ranging from busy urban centers to remote mountainous terrain.
Tue, 11/01/2016The Bridge Newsletter: Fall 2016
UW CEE's alumni newsletter, The Bridge, details department news and updates. The Fall 2016 edition is now available!
Tue, 11/01/2016CEE Researchers Develop Grasses to Neutralize Training Range Pollution
To minimize the pollution that originates at military base training ranges throughout the country, a team of researchers led by CEE research professor Stuart Strand has developed a new grass species.
Tue, 11/01/2016Alumnus Wayne Levinson Receives PSBJ 40 Under 40 Award
This fall, alumnus Wayne Levinson (MSCTL ’17) received a Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, which recognizes business leaders under the age of 40.
Sat, 10/01/2016New CEE-Led Disaster Investigation Center Funded by $4 Million NSF Grant
Led by UW CEE faculty, a new Post-Disaster Rapid Response Research Facility will enable the collection, assessment and archiving of high-quality data in the aftermath of disasters, which will be used to develop more resilient communities.
Sat, 10/01/2016Alum, Faculty Receive Best Paper Prize
A paper authored by alum Carter Mast (Ph.D. '13) and faculty members Pedro Arduino, Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein and Gregory Miller has received a best paper prize from the international geoengineering research journal Acta Geotechnica.
Sat, 10/01/2016New CEE Center to Work with Industry, City on Delivery Challenges
The newly launched Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) Center has partnered with retailers Costco, Nordstrom and UPS, as well as the Seattle Department of Transportation, to devise solutions to better deliver goods throughout the city. The SCTL is the first center of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.
Sat, 10/01/2016CEE Alumni Tailgate Launches Giving Campaign
The annual alumni tailgate on October 22 marked the public launch of UW's campus-wide fundraising campaign "Be Boundless: For Washington, For the World." During the event, alumni were asked to consider matching Georgia Tech's recent CEE department campaign participation rate of 50 percent.
Sat, 10/01/2016Seattle's Low Income Neighborhoods See Faster Uber Service
Depending on your ethnicity and gender, Uber or Lyft might not be such a quick ride. A team of researchers including CEE Assistant Professor Don MacKenzie has found that discrimination impacts the quality of transportation for many people who utilize these ride options.
Thu, 09/01/2016Oceanographer Nirnimesh Kumar Joins UW CEE
UW CEE welcomes new faculty member Nirnimesh Kumar. A coastal physical oceanographer, Kumar researches circulation patterns and how long it takes for contaminants to travel from shallow to deep water.
Thu, 09/01/2016Mobile Sensing Technology Gets a Green Light to Improve Bus Service
Developed by a team of UW CEE researchers, newly patented technology will soon be applied to large-scale transit networks, making it easier and less expensive than ever to learn about bus rider travel patterns and improve bus service.
Thu, 09/01/20162016 Engineering Lecture Series Features CEE Faculty
The 2016 UW College of Engineering fall lecture series "City Smarts: Engineering Resilient Communities" features CEE faculty members who will be sharing their expertise on topics that all share the common theme of creating stronger cities.