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Fri, 10/25/2019 | UW News

Wave Glider explores Antarctic waters

Using an autonomous surfboard called the Wave Glider, UW researchers led by CEE faculty Jim Thomson are investigating the Antarctic Peninsula to better understand how the warming ocean interacts with ice shelves.

Fri, 10/18/2019 | UW Information Technology

Glaciers across time

Using groundbreaking cloud computing methods, CEE assistant professor David Shean has pioneered a new way to quantify glacial retreat and more accurately measure how glaciers are responding to climate change.

Wed, 10/16/2019

Jessica Kaminsky receives Levitt Young Scholar Award

There’s a first time for everything, including an award. Assistant professor Jessica Kaminsky is the inaugural recipient of the Engineering Project Organization Society’s Levitt Young Scholar Award. 

Wed, 10/16/2019

Lakes with a legacy

Thirty years after the ASARCO copper smelter shut down, UW researchers make surprising discoveries about which lakes in the Tacoma area are most impacted by legacy arsenic contamination.

Tue, 10/08/2019 | UW Today

How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto

UW transportation researchers led by associate professor Don MacKenzie evaluate Seattle's first bike sharing system, Pronto, which failed while dockless bike sharing has been successful.


Mon, 10/07/2019

David Stensel honored with Camp Applied Research Award

Professor emeritus David Stensel is the recipient of the Water Environment Federation’s 2019 Camp Applied Research Award in recognition of his work to advance wastewater treatment systems.

Tue, 09/24/2019

2019 Engineering Lecture Series features CEE faculty

The 2019 UW College of Engineering fall lecture series “The Future of Food” features CEE faculty members who will be sharing their expertise on protecting human and environmental health.

Mon, 09/16/2019 | UW News

Americans would rather drive themselves to work than have an autonomous vehicle drive them, study says

New research led by CEE faculty Don MacKenzie suggests that people would rather drive themselves than have an autonomous vehicle drive them.

Mon, 09/16/2019

UW Tower first university building to earn Fitwel rating

Newly recognized as a Fitwel certified building, UW Tower is the first university building in the world to gain the healthy building interior rating thanks to the work of UW CEE researchers.

Fri, 09/06/2019

$3.3 million grant funds microbe-level climate change study

Sometimes the smallest things in life inform the big ones. A team of CEE-led researchers has been awarded a $3.3 million DOE grant to investigate how micro scale processes influence global scale climate change.

Thu, 08/29/2019

Earthquake research graduate fellowships

It’s a fellowship sweep. Out of two graduate fellowships awarded by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), both recipients are from UW CEE: Andrew Makdisi and Sarah Wichman.

Thu, 08/22/2019 | UW News

Grad student earns NASA fellowship

CEE graduate student Shashank Bhushan is one of three UW students to receive a prestigious NASA fellowship that funds student research projects in the fields of Earth and planetary sciences and astrophysics.

Wed, 08/14/2019 | UW News

Dr. Nancy Allbritton named dean of UW’s College of Engineering

Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering.

Thu, 08/08/2019 | Seattle Times

Remembering alumnus Tom Gibbs

CEE alumnus Tom Gibbs (BSCE ’54, MSCE ’66) is remembered for "his thoughtful efforts that guided Seattle through crucial stages of its late 20th century evolution into a world-class city."

Thu, 08/08/2019

New fellowship supports global water research

With water-related challenges on the rise around the world, there is a splash of good news. The Ivanhoe Foundation Endowed Fellowship will support graduate students who are gearing up to tackle water-related challenges.

Fri, 06/28/2019 | USA Today

USA Today op-ed calls for better migrant care

In light of the recent crisis at the border, CEE assistant professor Jessica Kaminsky urges disaster response teams to help migrant children.

Thu, 06/27/2019

Congratulations, graduates! 2019 graduation celebration

The CEE department officially has more than 300 new alumni. Surrounded by friends and family, graduates were honored at the department's graduation ceremony on June 16. Congratulations to all and best of luck!

Mon, 06/24/2019

Three CEE faculty promoted

Congratulations to CEE faculty members promoted in recognition of their hard work and achievements: Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Donald MacKenzie and Jim Thomson. 

Thu, 06/20/2019

Top online master's program: construction engineering

In recognition of being affordable without compromising quality, UW CEE’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering program ranks among the top online master's programs.

Mon, 06/17/2019

Greg Miller appointed interim dean

CEE professor and former department chair Greg Miller, who is currently vice dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed interim dean effective July 2019.

Thu, 06/13/2019

Big results for ‘the big one’

Most people know that the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a catastrophic earthquake. But they may not know that CEE faculty are actively working to reduce the consequences.

Mon, 06/10/2019

Adviser Mariko Navin transitions careers

For three decades, undergraduate adviser Mariko Navin has guided students toward achieving their career-oriented goals. And now, she’s taking an "early retirement" to pursue one of her own.

Fri, 06/07/2019 | College of Engineering

Fueled by floods

Along the Mekong River in Cambodia, UW researchers are racing to determine how hydropower demand will impact the supplies of rice and fish – and the communities who rely on them.

Thu, 05/23/2019

Joining the hype: Washington Hyperloop

The only CEE student on the Washington Hyperloop Team, Ethan Simcock is one of four student directors working to ensure the success of this year’s team. Last year, they placed first in the United States and fourth in the world.

Tue, 05/14/2019

SIFF science documentary features CEE faculty

Telling the powerful story about a once-polluted creek that is becoming a flourishing home for spawning salmon, the documentary Engineering with Nature, which features CEE faculty, was selected to premiere at SIFF.