Fri, 04/26/2019Steel Bridge Team demonstrates engineering integrity
If there was an award for engineering integrity, the UW Steel Bridge Team would have taken first place. At the regional competition, the UW team self-reported a broken weld knowing it would disqualify them.
Thu, 04/25/2019Alumna Ana Barros elected to NAE
Ana Barros (Ph.D. ‘93) spends much of her time working to predict extreme events. But there is one that she didn’t foresee coming—being elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Tue, 04/23/2019Water Treatment Team wins regional competition
The UW Water Treatment Team made a big splash at a regional environmental competition, taking first place for designing a water treatment system that can be used in emergency situations.
Fri, 04/19/2019First place for UW Concrete Canoe Team
The UW Concrete Canoe Team sailed into first place at this year’s regional competition, advancing to the national competition for the seventh year in a row.
Mon, 04/15/2019Double honors for Alex Ratcliff
If there’s one thing that can be said about UW CEE senior Alex Ratcliff, it’s that he hasn’t gone unnoticed. Recognized as a Husky 100 recipient, he has also been honored with a College of Engineering Dean’s Medal.
Mon, 04/08/2019 | UW TodayDisinfection can prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but what about their genes?
A team of CEE researchers has looked at whether disinfectant treatments are effective in removing the genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
Mon, 03/11/2019A disproportionate burden from air pollution
Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution generated mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to new research from a team including research scientist Christopher Tessum and professor Julian Marshall.
Mon, 03/11/2019Sara Lucero named to ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering
With the goal of one day designing more resilient infrastructure for people affected by tropical storms, CEE senior Sara Lucero was selected as one of ASCE's 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering.
Fri, 03/01/2019Remembering dean and chair emeritus Dale Carlson
At the age of 94, dean and CEE chair emeritus Dale Carlson passed away. During his career he accomplished much, including serving as the founding director of the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program.
Mon, 02/25/2019Transportation forecasting competition award
When it comes to analyzing transportation data, CEE graduate students went the extra mile. Actually, they went 2,300 miles to Washington D.C., where they received fourth place at the Transportation Forecasting Competition.
Thu, 02/14/2019After 19 years of student exchanges, Dayna Cole retires
Staff member Dayna Cole will soon be saying farewell. During her 19 year career at UW CEE, Cole has helped facilitate the exchange of graduate students between UW and schools in Nordic countries.
Mon, 02/11/2019Solar-powered passion
Through his involvement in UW Solar, a student-run organization, CEE senior Alex Ratcliff has helped bring solar power to three residence halls on campus and has plans to increase the sustainability of even more campus buildings.
Wed, 02/06/2019 | UW TodayEarly spring rain boosts methane emissions
A team of researchers including CEE faculty Rebecca Neumann and Jessica Lundquist has found a new reason behind increased methane emissions from a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska: early spring rainfall.
Wed, 01/23/2019 | UW TodayNew center offers disaster research tools
A new center housed in UW CEE, the RAPID Facility, offers a new way for scientists to get their hands on more than 300 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment to study the effects of natural disasters.
Wed, 01/23/2019 | The Seattle TimesDecade of heavy storms has helped Northwest glaciers, but don’t expect that to last, studies show
A first-of-its-kind survey led by CEE Assistant Professor David Shean, shows just how much the region's glaciers have melted over the past decades as the climate warms. It also shows how changes in atmospheric patterns may have masked how bad it could get.
Wed, 01/16/2019Studying in Sweden
Fully funded through the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program, CEE master’s student Jakob Sumearll spends the school year in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Thu, 01/03/2019David Stahl's discovery honored by Seattle Aquarium
All discoveries start somewhere. A significant discovery by professor David Stahl 13 years ago can be traced back to a water sample collected at the Seattle Aquarium, where a commemorative plaque now resides.
Thu, 12/20/2018 | UW TodayNew houseplant cleans air
CEE researchers led by research professor Stuart Strand have genetically modified a common houseplant — pothos ivy — to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it.
Mon, 12/10/2018Steve Muench new Valle Program Director
It may be obvious by now, but professor Steve Muench believes in the value of study abroad programs. He now oversees two study abroad programs, including the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program.
Fri, 11/30/2018 | UW DailyConcrete Canoe Team 'Seeks to Innovate'
As they prepare to race against other universities across the country, UW CEE's Concrete Canoe Team is testing out innovative designs and ideas.
Wed, 11/28/2018 | EOSAutumn in the Arctic
Associate professor Jim Thomson shares his findings after researching changing air-ocean-ice interactions in the Arctic, which has the most dramatic evidence of climate change in the seasonal ice cycle.
Mon, 11/19/2018App combines bathroom humor and education
Most people likely haven’t heard of educational bathroom humor. To educate the public about sanitation issues around the world, a group of students led by assistant professor Jessica Kaminsky created an app called LoosePoops.
Wed, 11/14/2018Data base: NSF-funded center gathers disaster data
The first center of its kind in the world, the Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Experimental Facility enables the collection, assessment and archiving of high-quality perishable data in the aftermath of disasters.
Thu, 11/08/2018Taking steps to keep pedestrians safe
To keep pedestrians safe, STAR Lab researchers are building a new type of communication system that sends safety warnings to both pedestrians and drivers, alerting them of potential conflicts in their oncoming path.
Tue, 11/06/2018Alumnus named Young Engineering Laureate
Working to promote the significance of infrastructure in country development has brought alumnus Geoffrey Morgan something significant as well: Being named a Young Engineering Laureate.