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Fri, 06/07/2019 | College of Engineering

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

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

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.

Mon, 05/13/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

Mon, 03/11/2019

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. 

Fri, 03/01/2019

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

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

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

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

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 | The Seattle Times

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, 01/23/2019 | UW Today

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, 01/16/2019

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

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

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. 

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