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Tue, 01/31/2017

Leading 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, 01/01/2017

Five 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, 01/01/2017

Water 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, 01/01/2017

Research 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, 01/01/2017

Assistant 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, 12/19/2016

Refugee 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, 12/01/2016

Disaster 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, 12/01/2016

CEE 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, 12/01/2016

USDOT 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, 11/01/2016

The Bridge Newsletter: Fall 2016

UW CEE's alumni newsletter, The Bridge, details department news and updates. The Fall 2016 edition is now available!

Tue, 11/01/2016

CEE 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, 11/01/2016

Alumnus 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, 10/01/2016

New 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, 10/01/2016

Alum, 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, 10/01/2016

New 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, 10/01/2016

CEE 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, 10/01/2016

Seattle'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, 09/01/2016

Oceanographer 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, 09/01/2016

Mobile 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, 09/01/2016

2016 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.

Thu, 09/01/2016

A Breath of Fresh Air: Meet Professor Julian Marshall

An air pollution researcher, Professor Julian Marshall joined the UW Civil & Environmental Engineering Department in February 2016 as the John R. Kiely Endowed Professor.

Thu, 09/01/2016

Student Success: William Currier Receives NASA Fellowship

Thanks to a three-year NASA Fellowship, graduate student William Currier will be improving water forecasting by more accurately predicting the amount of water stored as snow in forested areas.

Mike Gomez

Thu, 09/01/2016

Incoming Faculty Member Michael Gomez Wins Telford Premium Prize

Assistant Professor Michael Gomez, who joins the CEE Department in March 2017, has been honored with a 2016 Telford Premium Journal Prize, which recognizes authors of the top papers published in ICE journals.

Thu, 09/01/2016

Graduate Student Safat Sikder Receives NASA Fellowship

Thanks to a three-year NASA Fellowship, graduate student Safat Sikder will be working to develop cost-effective and sustainable flood forecasting tools for monsoon regions in developing countries.

Mon, 08/01/2016

Satellite-Based Text Message Irrigation Advisory System Helps Pakistani Farmers Stay Above Water

Farmers in Pakistan who grow bananas, wheat and a variety of other crops have started receiving weekly text messages that advise them how much to water their crops, thanks to an irrigation advisory system developed by UW CEE researchers.