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Spring 2022 Edition

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A group of students hiking up the Easton Glacier

A mountain of learning

UW students visit one of Mount Baker's most prominent glaciers to learn how to gather highly precise data that can be used to track glacier change.

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A forest against a background of blue sky

Countering climate change

The concept of climate change may not be new, but the team at CarbonPlan, co-founded by alumnus Joe Hamman, has a new approach to help inform both carbon removal and climate solutions.

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Investing in students

CEE alumni are skilled at solving infrastructure problems. So perhaps it’s no surprise that several have generously stepped forward to help fund two building initiatives currently underway.

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Chair’s message

Department chair Laura Lowes reflects on the return to in-person events, how the CEE community is responding to critical challenges such as climate change and natural hazards, and the end of her term as chair.

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A student-focused send-off

In honor of Professor Joe Mahoney's upcoming retirement, a newly established scholarship fund will support underrepresented students who are the first in their family to attend college.

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Twice the expertise: Visiting professors

Visiting Burges Professors from Germany and Colorado joined the department for spring quarter. They shared their knowledge and outside perspectives by teaching classes, meeting with researchers and giving lectures.

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New faculty, new appointment

Incoming DEOHS faculty member Erica Fuhrmeister will work closely with the environmental engineering group.

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A life and a legacy

To honor the legacy of alumnus Frank Miles, who built one of the largest construction materials businesses in the Pacific Northwest, his family has established a student support fund.

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Research recap: The inequity of air

In recent months, two new air pollution studies have been published, both of which highlight how people of color are exposed to higher air pollution levels.

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Center news

From SCTL’s five-year anniversary to PacTrans' new summer course for middle school students to RAPID's graduate fellowship program, CEE’s centers continue to have notable impact.

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Awards & accolades

Congratulations to students and faculty who have received awards, scholarships and other honors.

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Enjoy the video: 2022 Burges Lecture

Enjoy the video of Professor Emeritus Steve Kramer's talk titled “Big, Small, Fast, Slow: Geohazards I Have Known,” during which he examined a variety of geohazards and discussed examples from his 44-year career.

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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.