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Spring 2021 Edition

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Clearing the air

The impacts of air pollution on communities living near airports are no longer up in the air, thanks to breakthrough research by professor Tim Larson.

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Food for thought

Researchers have found that consuming certain aquatic organisms from arsenic-contaminated urban lakes in Puget Sound elevates cancer risk.
 

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From research to reality

A bumpy journey turned to smoother sailing after engineers decided to utilize research from CEE’s Structural Research Laboratory for the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. 

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Chair’s message

Department chair Laura Lowes reflects on a year of remote learning, significant research activities and how the CEE community is taking concrete steps toward a more diverse and inclusive department.

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Building a foundation of diversity and equity

To create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment, several new initiatives have been implemented thanks to the work of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

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Remembering emeritus faculty

This spring, the CEE community remembers two emeritus faculty who passed away this year: Dave Stensel and Richard Bogan. Both will be fondly remembered by colleagues, students and the research community.

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Center news

From SCTL’s sustainable last-mile delivery project to RAPID Center researchers gathering post-wildfire data, CEE’s centers continue to have notable impact.

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Second annual CEE Distinguished Alumnus Award

Alumna Kris Betty is honored for her work to improve the civil engineering field by increasing public agencies’ confidence in the construction management process.

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Over the moon

It’s an out-of-this-world accomplishment: Two CEE alumni took first place in a NASA contest to design a better toilet for astronauts to use on the moon.

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Research highlights

CEE researchers have genetically engineered switchgrass to remove an explosive and toxic chemical from the soil and have also uncovered air pollution exposure disparities among people of color.

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Awards & accolades

Congratulations to students and faculty who have received 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.

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