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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.

Fri, 05/19/2017

Alumnus Allan Osberg honored with 2017 Diamond Award

In recognition of his strong commitment to community service, Allan Osberg, BSCE ’45, was honored with a 2017 UW Diamond Award for Distinguished Service. 

Thu, 05/18/2017

Steve Kramer honored with second Norman Medal

Professor Steve Kramer has been honored with a second Norman Medal. In the history of the award, which dates back to 1874, only a handful of people have been honored more than once.

Tue, 05/09/2017

Julian Yamaura honored with student teaching award

Ph.D. student Julian Yamaura’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of engineers hasn’t gone unnoticed. In recognition of his efforts, he has been honored with the UW College of Engineering Student Teaching Award.

Tue, 05/02/2017

Concrete Canoe Team claims first place at regionals

The UW CEE Concrete Canoe Team is all a buzz. And it’s not because their theme this year is coffee. The team claimed first place at the ASCE Regional Concrete Canoe Competition in Boise, Idaho, on April 22-23. The team’s fifth consecutive year winning regionals, they will once again compete in the upcoming national competition.

Wed, 04/19/2017

Richard Palmer elected Distinguished Member of ASCE

Former UW CEE professor Richard Palmer was elected a distinguished member of ASCE. Only 228 of ASCE’s current 150,000 members have received the honor.

Tue, 04/11/2017

New technology assesses rockfall hazards on roadways

The ability to more accurately and quickly identify rockfall hazards on roadways is now possible, thanks to technology developed by researchers including associate professor Joe Wartman and alumna Lisa Dunham. 

Thu, 04/06/2017

Two CEE students receive Husky 100 Awards

Congratulations to undergraduate seniors Esther Chang and Trevor Renken, who were honored with Husky 100 Awards in recognition of their performance both inside and outside the classroom!

Wed, 04/05/2017

Greg Miller receives Thorud Leadership Award

Congratulations to Greg Miller for receiving the David B. Thorud Leadership Award, which honors two University of Washington leaders who champion positive change in our workplace, our state and throughout the world.

Fri, 03/17/2017

Inaugural CEE Student Film Contest Awards

UW CEE’s inaugural student film contest was held on March 16. Congratulations to the winners of best in cinematography, best in public communication and best in creativity! 

Wed, 03/15/2017

Tim Larson appointed interim department chair

Professor Tim Larson is appointed interim department chair of UW Civil & Environmental Engineering, effective March 16. Former chair Greg Miller will be moving into a new role as Vice Dean for the UW College of Engineering. 

Tue, 03/14/2017

UW 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, 03/10/2017

CEE 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, 03/08/2017

Alumna 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.

Karl Kirker

Tue, 02/28/2017

Alum 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, 02/08/2017

Coming 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.