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Steve Kramer

Mon, 05/23/2022

Enjoy the video: 2022 Burges Lecture

Enjoy the video of Professor Emeritus Steve Kramer's talk titled “Big, Small, Fast, Slow: Geohazards I Have Known,” during which he examined a variety of geohazards and discussed examples from his 44-year career.

Karl Linden and Timo Hartmann

Mon, 05/23/2022

Twice the expertise: Visiting Burges Professors join the department

Visiting Burges Professors from Germany and Colorado joined the department for spring quarter. They shared their knowledge and outside perspectives by teaching classes, meeting with researchers and giving lectures.

Erica Fuhrmeister

Mon, 05/23/2022

New faculty, new appointment

Incoming DEOHS faculty member Erica Fuhrmeister will work closely with the environmental engineering group.

Cynthia Chen headshot

Thu, 05/19/2022

Professor Cynthia Chen named as interim chair of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

"Cynthia’s dedication to leadership and service makes her exceptionally qualified to serve as interim chair of ISE."

Students hiking up to the Easton Glacier

Mon, 05/16/2022

A mountain of learning

UW students visit one of Mount Baker's most prominent glaciers to learn how to gather highly precise data that can be used to track glacier change.

Dawn Lehman's headshot

Tue, 05/10/2022

2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning collaboration

The team at the Miami Herald has received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting. The award honors the media team’s investigation into the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South, for which CEE Professor Dawn Lehman was a key technical contributor.

An old black and white photo that shows Joe Mahoney speaking with two colleagues

Tue, 04/26/2022

A student-focused send-off

In honor of Professor Joe Mahoney's upcoming retirement, a newly established scholarship fund will support underrepresented students who are the first in their family to attend college.

RAPID researchers survey damage to structures located on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas

Tue, 04/05/2022

A RAPID transformation

CEE's RAPID facility continues to advance data gathering protocols and procedures in the aftermath of natural disasters, thanks to a $6 million NSF renewal grant.

Cars on a road with houses and mountains in the background

Wed, 03/09/2022 | UW News

Housing discrimination and air pollution

A team of researchers, including Professor Julian Marshall, has found that housing discrimination practices dating from the 1930s still drive air pollution disparities in many American cities today.

A person in wheelchair and another standing person at a city sidewalk

Mon, 03/07/2022

Sidewalk equity

Researchers seek to make digital wayfinding more equitable and accessible to broader populations of people.

A building under construction

Tue, 03/01/2022

Earthquake engineering certificate program

A new certificate program in earthquake engineering will be offered by the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department starting in spring quarter 2022.

Assistant professor Brett Maurer

Thu, 01/27/2022

Brett Maurer receives 2022 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award

Assistant Professor Brett Maurer has received the 2022 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award from ASCE, which honors outstanding geotechnical engineers.

Aftermath of the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building

Wed, 01/05/2022 | Miami Herald

Collapse reconstructed: Champlain Towers South

The Miami Herald worked with CEE professor Dawn Lehman to analyze building plans and test theories about what went wrong using computer models.

A photo of a city skyline in a haze of smog

Wed, 12/15/2021 | UW News

Pollution disparities for people of color

CEE researchers uncover how people of color are more likely to be exposed to six major air pollutants, regardless of income level, across the continental United States.

A tank of water with rectangular white and orange devices floating inside

Mon, 12/13/2021

New wave of research

With an elevated risk of a tsunami event in the Pacific Northwest, CEE researchers work to understand the chaotic nature of tsunami debris.

A collage of 6 photos of sidewalks

Mon, 12/13/2021

PacTrans: A driving force in transportation research

Headquartering transportation research and initiatives for the Pacific Northwest, PacTrans reflects on what a $14.35 million USDOT grant has helped make possible.

A screenshot of the parking app

Mon, 12/13/2021

Real-time parking availability? There’s an app for that

Delivery drivers spend a significant amount of time searching for parking. But that may change one day soon, thanks to a real-time parking availability app.

Students learn to measure the force of an air jet

Mon, 12/13/2021

Harris Hydraulics Lab remodel

Things are flowing much better in the Civil & Environmental Engineering fluids lab, located in the 100-year-old Harris Hydraulics Laboratory, following a substantial renovation project. The project enhances the student experience through more hands-on workstations and flexible teaching space.

Paolo Calvi, Richard Wiebe and Mari Winkler headshots

Mon, 12/13/2021

Three CEE faculty promoted

Congratulations to the following three UW CEE faculty members who were promoted in September in recognition of their hard work and achievements: Associate Professors Paolo Calvi, Richard Wiebe and Mari Winkler.

Headshot of Spyridakis

Mon, 12/13/2021

Remembering Demetrios ‘Dimitri’ Spyridakis

Professor Emeritus Demetrios “Dimitri” Spyridakis dedicated his life’s work to keeping waterways pristine. A longtime CEE faculty member who taught courses in water and soil chemistry and conducted research on water pollution, Spyridakis passed away in October 2021.

a Pakistani farmer standing in a farm field and looking down at this cell phone

Mon, 12/13/2021

Satellite system success

Five years ago, when Professor Faisal Hossain helped implement a new satellite-based irrigation advisory system in Pakistan, it was uncharted territory. But that territory now includes three countries and more than 100,000 farmers.

Okereke standing in front of a lake and holding a turtle

Mon, 11/29/2021

Meet ‘Hip Hop M.D.’ Maynard Okereke

CEE alumnus Maynard Okereke has made a name for himself, quite literally. Known as the Hip Hop M.D., Okereke is a science communicator working to make STEM education accessible to underrepresented youth.

A screenshot of a video that shows two students attaching air filters on a fan

Mon, 11/22/2021 | UW News

Students build purifiers that can remove virus particles

Air pollution expert Professor Julian Marshall leads his class in building low-cost air purifiers that can remove common pollutants from the air, plus virus particles.

team photo

Mon, 11/01/2021 | UW News

$2M from NSF to design an ‘adaptable society’

A team led by professor Cynthia Chen has received a nearly $2 million grant from NSF to further research into how urban societal systems can be organized to be both efficient and resilient.

A video still frame that shows a student testing a rover

Fri, 10/22/2021 | UW News

UW students designed a rover to inspect culvert conditions to help fish

As part of an industry capstone project, students create a rover that can inspect sewer pipes and culverts for damage that may prevent fish migration.