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Mon, 05/13/2019

CEE faculty leads storytelling initiative

Leveraging the power of personal storytelling with the goal of making careers in the sciences more accessible to today’s youth, professor Faisal Hossain is leading a New Voices storytelling initiative supported by NASEM. 

Sun, 05/12/2019

Two CEE faculty receive FACET awards

Nominated in appreciation of their efforts to help students with professional development, two CEE faculty members received inaugural FACET awards: Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein and David Stensel.

Tue, 05/07/2019

Richard Wiebe wins AFOSR award

To support his research to improve the structural performance of aerostructures, assistant professor Richard Wiebe is the recipient of a 2019 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award.

Mon, 05/06/2019

Amy Kim receives Husky Green Award

For her efforts to create healthy building interiors and optimize workspaces, Amy Kim was honored with a 2019 Husky Green Award. The annual awards recognize environmental leadership and dedication at UW.

Fri, 04/26/2019

Steel 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, 04/25/2019

Alumna 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, 04/23/2019

Water 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, 04/19/2019

First 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, 04/15/2019

Double 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 Today

Disinfection 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, 03/11/2019

A 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, 03/11/2019

Sara 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, 03/01/2019

Remembering 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, 02/25/2019

Transportation 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, 02/14/2019

After 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, 02/11/2019

Solar-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 Today

Early 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 Today

New 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 Times

Decade 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, 01/16/2019

Studying 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, 01/03/2019

David 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 Today

New 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, 12/10/2018

Steve 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 Daily

Concrete 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 | EOS

Autumn 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.