News & Events


Tue, 07/03/2018

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.

Tue, 06/26/2018

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.

Mon, 06/25/2018

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!

Thu, 06/21/2018

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.

Mon, 06/18/2018

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.

Fri, 06/15/2018

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.

Mon, 06/11/2018

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.

Fri, 05/18/2018

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.

Fri, 05/18/2018

Transportation researchers find that a smart locker system can drastically reduce delivery time in Seattle, the fourth most congested city in the country.

Tue, 05/08/2018

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.

Tue, 05/01/2018

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.

Mon, 04/30/2018

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.

Wed, 04/25/2018

When it comes to advising undergraduates, CEE students are in good hands. And those hands belong to lead academic adviser Mariko Navin, who is honored with the 2018 UW College of Engineering Professional Staff Award.

Mon, 04/23/2018

While it’s big news that the UW Steel Bridge Team is heading to nationals, the even bigger news is that this is the first time in more than 20 years! The team took second place overall at the regional competition in early April.

Wed, 04/18/2018

If you’re a graduate student, receiving a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is kind of like winning the lottery. Except that instead of luck, hard work is involved. Meet four recipients from UW CEE.

Mon, 04/16/2018

Join us for the 2018 Evans Lecture on May 3, featuring Dr. Bridget Scanlon from The University of Texas at Austin. Scanlon will discuss using satellites vs. models to evaluate global water resources.

Wed, 04/11/2018

For utilizing Google Street View Cars to gather air pollution data and create the largest dataset of its kind, researchers including professor Julian Marshall received the ES&T 2017 Best Environmental Technology Paper.

Thu, 04/05/2018

Snow school is cool on many levels. CEE students attended a snow measurement field school in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where they learned about fundamental concepts and practices of snow hydrology.

Tue, 04/03/2018

Forty people in a small Nicaraguan village now know the luxury of running water, thanks to the work of students involved in Engineers Without Borders.

Mon, 04/02/2018

Energy conservation came to life for many students during winter quarter when solar panels on the roof of More Hall harvested energy from the sun to power everyday office equipment, from a desktop computer to a table lamp.

Tue, 03/27/2018

In early March, professor Steve Kramer was presented with the 2018 H. Bolton Seed Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineers in recognition of outstanding career accomplishments in geotechnical engineering.

Fri, 03/23/2018 | UW Columns

A new type of sustainable wood has numerous benefits: it is fire-resistant, stronger than conventional timber and reduces atmospheric carbon. Another benefit, which CEE researchers are exploring, is earthquake resiliency. 

Tue, 03/20/2018

UW CEE graduate programs are not only good- they're equally good! Both the civil engineering and environmental engineering programs received #17 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the best graduate programs in 2019.

Mon, 03/19/2018

UW CEE researchers have designed a new concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) frame system, which offers increased strength and provides an alternative, innovative approach to accelerated bridge construction.

Mon, 03/19/2018

Seismologist Lucy Jones presents "Life Safety In The City: When There Is More To Life Than Not Being Crushed" on March 19. Jones has been called the “Beyoncé of earthquakes" and the "Meryl Streep of government service.”