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Thu, 10/19/2017

Developing ‘breakaway’ tsunami resistant buildings

To better protect communities during tsunamis, a faculty team comprised of Dawn Lehman, Michael Motley, Charles Roeder and Pedro Arduino have received a $1 million NSF grant to develop a new structural system.

Mon, 10/16/2017

Flood and landslide risk research funded by NSF grant

To improve flood and landslide prediction, a research team led by CEE faculty Erkan Istanbulluoglu and Alexander Horner-Devine has received a four-year $1.7 million NSF PREEVENTS grant.

Wed, 10/11/2017

Sustainable smart cities research funded by $2.5 million NSF grant

To create smart cities that consider the overall health of residents, a team of researchers including professor Julian Marshall has received an NSF grant.  

Mon, 10/02/2017

Seattle Times op-ed highlights local need for earthquake resiliency

In light of recent earthquakes, CEE faculty Marc Eberhard and Jeffrey Berman urge Seattle residents to make older buildings safer.

Thu, 09/28/2017

NSF grant funds transient rip current research

To reduce water contamination and beach fatalities, a team of researchers including assistant professor Nirnimesh Kumar will investigate transient rip currents thanks to a three-year National Science Foundation grant.

Thu, 09/21/2017

Wave Glider gathers data in Antarctica

For the first time, a robotic surfboard called a Wave Glider gathered data in hazardous waters near Antarctica. Led by associate professor Jim Thomson, the project aims to gather data that can be used to assess the Earth's climate.

Fri, 09/15/2017

After 36 years, professor Scott Rutherford retires

After 36 years with CEE, professor Scott Rutherford is retiring. Highlights during his career include serving as department chair, implementing the campus-wide U-PASS program and founding a new online master’s program.

Thu, 09/14/2017

People of color still exposed to more air pollution

Pollution exposure for minority groups is still a big problem, according to a new nationwide study conducted by a team of researchers led by CEE professor Julian Marshall.

Thu, 09/14/2017

Faculty win $2.7 million DARPA grant to advance wastewater treatment technology

CEE faculty members will advance a promising new wastewater treatment technology thanks to a two-year $2.7 million DARPA grant.

Tue, 09/05/2017

Meet the chair: Professor Laura Lowes

It may be a new role, but incoming department chair Laura Lowes is no newcomer to UW CEE. After completing her undergraduate degree here and serving as a faculty member for 17 years, she knows the department well.

Tue, 08/29/2017

New bachelor’s program in environmental engineering

A new bachelor's program in environmental engineering launches this fall. The program was added due to student interest in the field and increasing demand for environmental engineers.

Mon, 08/28/2017

More Hall statue in the news

Pacific NW Magazine highlights the background behind the statue in front of More Hall, which was created for Seattle’s first World’s Fair. The statue has been located in front of More Hall since 1953. 

Mon, 08/28/2017

Enabling an engineering first: Light rail on a floating bridge

Light rail will cross a floating bridge for the first time in the world thanks to the work of UW CEE researchers who have collaborated with Sound Transit to test prototypes that have never before been implemented.

Fri, 08/04/2017

Creating seismically resilient, sustainable buildings

Researchers including associate professor Jeffrey Berman and graduate student Sarah Wichman are one step closer to proving that high rises crafted with sustainable timber and a rocking wall system are seismically resilient. 

Al Potvin

Tue, 07/11/2017

Mastering money matching

Alumnus Al Potvin, MSCE ’66, Ph.D. ’68, is a civil engineer, not a magician. But he does have a trick up his sleeve. He exponentially multiplied five years’ worth of modest annual donations, which enabled him to establish an endowment to honor the person he credits with steering him toward his career path.

Thu, 07/06/2017

Laura Lowes appointed new CEE department chair

UW CEE welcomes William M. and Marilyn M. Conner Professor Laura Lowes as the new department chair starting in September. A faculty member since 2000, Lowes is the first female chair of UW CEE.

Thu, 06/22/2017

Congratulations, graduates! 2017 graduation celebration

Congratulations to UW CEE's 323 graduates, who were honored on Sunday, June 11 at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering graduation ceremony! 

Mon, 06/19/2017

Molly Grear wins three minute thesis competition

Ph.D. student Molly Grear won first place at UW’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition, impressing judges with her energetic storytelling about her research on the environmental impacts of marine renewable energy.

Fri, 06/16/2017

Alumna Tina Soike honored as Guardian of the Gonfalon

Alumna Tina Soike was selected by the UW Alumni Association to serve as a Guardian of the Gonfalon at this year's UW commencement ceremony, which entailed participating in the commencement procession.

Thu, 06/15/2017

Students bring big improvements to a small village

From clean water to electricity, Engineers Without Borders student team is working to meet basic needs in a small village in Nicaragua, where 18 homes are not connected to the primary water system due to lack of water pressure.

Tue, 06/13/2017

Six CEE faculty promoted

Congratulations to CEE faculty members promoted in recognition of their hard work and achievements: Anne Goodchild, Heidi Gough, Alex Horner-Devine, Faisal Hossain, Jessica Lundquist and Joe Wartman.

Thu, 06/01/2017

The Bridge Newsletter: Spring 2017

UW CEE's alumni newsletter, The Bridge, details department news and updates. The Spring 2017 edition is now available! 

Tue, 05/30/2017

Drone delivery sometimes greener than trucks

Delivering items by drone may be better for the environment than trucks in some instances, according to new research led by associate professor Anne Goodchild.

Tue, 05/23/2017

UW CEE Steel Bridge Team’s strong finish

The UW CEE Steel Bridge Team had a strong finish at the ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition- PCN Regionals. Out of 14 teams, they placed eighth overall and took third place in the vertical load testing category.

Tue, 05/23/2017

2017 graduation speaker Simon Cheong

UW CEE welcomes alumnus Simon Cheong (BSCE ’81) as this year's keynote speaker at the department's graduation ceremony on June 11. Cheong serves as the Chairman and CEO of SC Global Developments in Singapore.