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Spring 2018 Edition

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Overhead view of the K.R. Market in Bangalore, the oldest and busiest market place in the city. Photo credit: Tyler Ung

India impact

A new India study abroad program empowers students to tackle grand challenges. Facilitated by CEE professor Julian Marshall, the program launched winter quarter.

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Molly Grear stands on the dock in front of Friday Harbor Labs. The marine research vessel R/V Centennial is in the background.

Careful coexistence

CEE doctoral student Molly  Grear studies whale blubber to determine how marine mammals may be impacted by the spinning blades of tidal turbines.

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Students in bright chartreuse safety vests

Research highlights

From working to reduce failed deliveries to an innovative approach to accelerated bridge construction to improving a floating community in the Amazon, CEE researchers continue to innovate. 

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Message from the chair

New CEE Chair Laura Lowes reflects on her first year as chair and the incredible breadth of research undertaken by faculty and students that has both local and global impact.

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Associate chair Mike Brett focuses on the student experience

As the department’s new associate chair for educational affairs, Brett is assisting with various administrative projects pertaining to enhancing the undergraduate and graduate programs.

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New online energy infrastructure program

Here’s something to get energized about: applications are currently accepted for the new online Master of Science in Civil Engineering Energy Infrastructure program through July 1, 2018.

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Making connections: Record CEE Career Fair participation

The 2018 CEE Career Fair was the largest yet, with 74 companies participating from across the United States and Canada – a 48% increase from last year.

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CEE grad programs ranked #17 by U.S. News & World Report

Both the civil engineering and environmental engineering programs received #17 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the best graduate programs in 2019.

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Evans Lecture 2018: View the video

There is more than one way to estimate global water resources. But which method is best? Evans Endowed Lecture speaker, Dr. Bridget Scanlon, sheds light on this topic.

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Up next: Nationals

It’s good news times two. After placing first and second at their respective regional competitions, both the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams will represent UW at nationals.

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Graduation keynote speaker

UW CEE welcomed alumnus Lee Marsh (Ph.D. ’91) as the keynote speaker at the department’s graduation celebration in June 2018. Marsh is the president/CEO of BergerABAM.

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Hands-on Learning at Discovery Days

During Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments shared their work with more than 11,000 4th through 8th grade students during the two-day annual event.

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WAPA Scholarships

To support high-achieving students, the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association granted scholarships to 30 UW CEE undergraduate and graduate students at a ceremony in March.

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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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The Bridge is the UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s alumni newsletter. Published twice a year, it features stories about students, faculty, research, alumni and more.