The bridge Fall 2017

The Bridge

Fall 2017 Edition

Start-up success

Founded by emeritus professor Mark Benjamin and alumnus Nathan Cai, MicroHAOPS technology significantly increases the rate that water purification processes produce clean drinking water.

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New bachelor’s program in environmental engineering

The new Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering program launched this autumn. Learn how junior Tyler Oshiro became interested in the field. 

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Scholarship support

Passionate about environmental issues, Tammy Teal is ready to make an impact on the world thanks to financial support she has received from department scholarships and grants.

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Message from the chair

New CEE Chair Laura Lowes discusses new developments within the department and shares her goals for the coming year.

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After 36 years, professor Scott Rutherford retires

Professor Scott Rutherford's career highlights include serving as department chair, implementing the campus-wide U-PASS program and conducting transportation research.

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Meet new faculty member David Shean

Incoming faculty member David Shean aspires to answer big questions about climate change, sea level rise and water resources by studying polar ice sheets and thousands of mountain glaciers across the globe.

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Neil and Ann Hawkins ‘get a boost’ out of giving

For longtime UW CEE supporters Neil and Ann Hawkins, education is a value the couple strongly champions. Over the years, they have established a total of five funds.

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Research highlights

From monitoring air pollution to adding light rail to a floating bridge to examining the potential for drone delivery, CEE researchers continue to innovate. 

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Annual alumni tailgate

Alumni and friends gathered for a tailgate party in October before the Huskies Homecoming game. If you missed the fun, we hope to see you next year!

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Awards & accolades

Congratulations to students and faculty who have been honored with awards, scholarships and other honors.

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