As coho salmon make their way up creeks this fall, many of them will die prematurely, before they spawn. A new study by associate professor Edward Kolodziej points at chemicals from tiny bits of car tires as the primary cause.
Housed in More Hall, the largest CT scanner on UW's campus is available to the broader research community. Recent 3D modeling projects include scanning a 150-million-year-old marine crocodilian skull.
For the first time, a team of researchers including CEE alumnus Chris Frans and associate professor Erkan Istanbulluoglu have evaluated the hydrological impact of receding glaciers in the region.
Although it can be described as a water activity, WaterWorks isn’t the typical summer variety. The fifth annual summer program brought Seattle area teachers and students to campus, where they learned about the water supply and treatment process.
Delivery drivers will soon have more than packages at their fingertips. They’ll also have access to real-time information about parking availability, thanks to a $1.5 million DOE grant awarded to the SCTL Center.
To empower India’s struggling farmers with irrigation information, UW CEE researchers are developing an irrigation advisory system to provide precise information regarding how much and when to water crops.
Private shuttles picking up employees at public bus stops throughout Seattle concerns some residents that there may be public transit delays. However, a study by CEE researchers shows otherwise.
With Arctic coastlines quickly eroding, CEE faculty researchers have received $1 million from NSF's Office of Polar Programs to investigate how the interactions of waves, sea ice and the ocean affect coastal flooding.
Advocating for healthier buildings, assistant professor Amy Kim and post-doc Shuoqi (Stanley) Wang helped the first government building in Puget Sound, Bellevue City Hall, to gain Fitwel certification.
CEE alumna Heta Kosonen helped restore water systems destroyed by ISIS in Iraq so that displaced people could return to their homes.
To devise innovative solutions for transporting fresh seafood from Norway to Asia within 36 hours, UW and Norwegian students worked together during the first annual Seafood Industry Transportation Challenge.
Context is key, for the UW Concrete Canoe Team not only earned seventh place overall at nationals— they also earned the highest score the team has received since 2000 at the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition.
Qualifying for nationals for the first time in more than 20 years, the UW Steel Bridge Team took 31st place overall at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition, held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
In recognition of his efforts to bring students and transportation professionals together, professor Yinhai Wang has been honored with the ITE Transportation Education Council Innovation in Education Award.
It takes a village to save a village. A floating village, that is. An interdisciplinary team of researchers including CEE assistant professor Rebecca Neumann is working to improve an impoverished floating community in the Amazon.
Surrounded by friends and family, a total of 283 graduates were honored at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering graduation ceremony on June 10. Congratulations to all and best of luck!
For his novel research to investigate earthquakes for which no record exists, assistant professor Brett Maurer has been honored with an NSF Early CAREER Award.
Congratulations to CEE faculty members promoted in recognition of their hard work and achievements: Jeffrey Berman, Michael Motley, Stephen Muench, Rebecca Neumann and Bart Nijssen.
A new India study abroad program empowers students to tackle grand challenges. The Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL): India launched in winter 2018, enabling 17 students to problem-solve big issues facing humanity.
As the name implies, the “New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine” initiative will encourage dialogue aimed at strengthening the Science, Engineering and Medicine community.
UW CEE welcomes alumnus Lee Marsh (Ph.D. ’91) as the keynote speaker at the department's graduation ceremony on June 10. Marsh serves as president/CEO of BergerABAM.
Transportation researchers find that a smart locker system can drastically reduce delivery time in Seattle, the fourth most congested city in the country.
Stretching whale blubber to determine how pliable it is enables Ph.D. student Molly Grear to assess how marine mammals may be impacted by the spinning blades of tidal turbines, an emerging form of renewable energy.
The UW Concrete Canoe Team is hot this year and it has nothing to do with their volcano theme. Competing against 13 other teams, they won the ASCE Pacific Northwest Student Conference Concrete Canoe Competition.
The UW CEE community fondly remembers an exemplary colleague, friend and mentor who helped advance and grow the department in numerous ways. Professor emeritus Scott Rutherford passed away on April 28, 2018.