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Wed, 04/19/2017

Former UW CEE professor Richard Palmer was elected a distinguished member of ASCE. Only 228 of ASCE’s current 150,000 members have received the honor.

Tue, 04/11/2017

The ability to more accurately and quickly identify rockfall hazards on roadways is now possible, thanks to technology developed by researchers including associate professor Joe Wartman and alumna Lisa Dunham. 

Thu, 04/06/2017

Congratulations to undergraduate seniors Esther Chang and Trevor Renken, who were honored with Husky 100 Awards in recognition of their performance both inside and outside the classroom!

Wed, 04/05/2017

Congratulations to Greg Miller for receiving the David B. Thorud Leadership Award, which honors two University of Washington leaders who champion positive change in our workplace, our state and throughout the world.

Fri, 03/17/2017

UW CEE’s inaugural student film contest was held on March 16. Congratulations to the winners of best in cinematography, best in public communication and best in creativity! 

Wed, 03/15/2017

Professor Tim Larson is appointed interim department chair of UW Civil & Environmental Engineering, effective March 16. Former chair Greg Miller will be moving into a new role as Vice Dean for the UW College of Engineering. 

Tue, 03/14/2017

UW CEE has the #12 best graduate program in environmental engineering and #16 best graduate program in civil engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings. 

Fri, 03/10/2017

UW CEE welcomes incoming assistant professor Mike Gomez, who joins the geotechnical engineering research group, Gomez will continue his research investigating the use of chemical and biological processes in soils to develop new sustainable geotechnical technologies.

Wed, 03/08/2017

UW CEE alumna Deb Niemeier (Ph.D. ’94) has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the most prestigious honors in the engineering field. Niemeier is recognized for developing groundbreaking tools to improve the accuracy of estimating regional vehicle pollutants, which impact the health of minority populations that reside in close proximity to highways.

Wed, 02/08/2017

UW CEE is pleased to announce a new online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Energy Infrastructure program, which will launch in autumn 2018. With a focus on energy infrastructure, the program will prepare students to plan, design, construct and manage energy related infrastructure projects.

Tue, 01/31/2017

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

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.

Sun, 01/01/2017

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

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

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!

Mon, 12/19/2016

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

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.

Thu, 12/01/2016

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

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.

Tue, 11/01/2016

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

Tue, 11/01/2016
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.
Tue, 11/01/2016

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.

Sat, 10/01/2016

It was a busy summer for many undergraduates who decided to use their time off from school to pursue internships with a variety of companies. From working on a light rail system in Hawaii to the Elliott Bay Seawall Project in Seattle, several undergraduate seniors advanced their skills with real-world experience.

Sat, 10/01/2016

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.

Sat, 10/01/2016

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.

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