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Thu, 09/21/2017

For the first time, a robotic surfboard called a Wave Glider gathered data in hazardous waters near Antarctica. Led by associate professor Jim Thomson, the project aims to gather data that can be used to assess the Earth's climate.

Fri, 09/15/2017

After 36 years with CEE, professor Scott Rutherford is retiring. Highlights during his career include serving as department chair, implementing the campus-wide U-PASS program and founding a new online master’s program.

Thu, 09/14/2017

CEE faculty members will advance a promising new wastewater treatment technology thanks to a two-year $2.7 million DARPA grant.

Thu, 09/14/2017

Pollution exposure for minority groups is still a big problem, according to a new nationwide study conducted by a team of researchers led by CEE professor Julian Marshall.

Tue, 09/05/2017

It may be a new role, but incoming department chair Laura Lowes is no newcomer to UW CEE. After completing her undergraduate degree here and serving as a faculty member for 17 years, she knows the department well.

Tue, 08/29/2017

A new bachelor's program in environmental engineering launches this fall. The program was added due to student interest in the field and increasing demand for environmental engineers.

Mon, 08/28/2017

Pacific NW Magazine highlights the background behind the statue in front of More Hall, which was created for Seattle’s first World’s Fair. The statue has been located in front of More Hall since 1953. 

Mon, 08/28/2017

Light rail will cross a floating bridge for the first time in the world thanks to the work of UW CEE researchers who have collaborated with Sound Transit to test prototypes that have never before been implemented.

Fri, 08/04/2017

Researchers including associate professor Jeffrey Berman and graduate student Sarah Wichman are one step closer to proving that high rises crafted with sustainable timber and a rocking wall system are seismically resilient. 

Thu, 07/06/2017

UW CEE welcomes William M. and Marilyn M. Conner Professor Laura Lowes as the new department chair starting in September. A faculty member since 2000, Lowes is the first female chair of UW CEE.

Thu, 06/22/2017

Congratulations to UW CEE's 323 graduates, who were honored on Sunday, June 11 at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering graduation ceremony! 

Mon, 06/19/2017

Ph.D. student Molly Grear won first place at UW’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition, impressing judges with her energetic storytelling about her research on the environmental impacts of marine renewable energy.

Fri, 06/16/2017

Alumna Tina Soike was selected by the UW Alumni Association to serve as a Guardian of the Gonfalon at this year's UW commencement ceremony, which entailed participating in the commencement procession.

Thu, 06/15/2017

From clean water to electricity, Engineers Without Borders student team is working to meet basic needs in a small village in Nicaragua, where 18 homes are not connected to the primary water system due to lack of water pressure.

Tue, 06/13/2017

Congratulations to CEE faculty members promoted in recognition of their hard work and achievements: Anne Goodchild, Heidi Gough, Alex Horner-Devine, Faisal Hossain, Jessica Lundquist and Joe Wartman.

Thu, 06/01/2017

UW CEE's alumni newsletter, The Bridge, details department news and updates. The Spring 2017 edition is now available! 

Tue, 05/30/2017

Delivering items by drone may be better for the environment than trucks in some instances, according to new research led by associate professor Anne Goodchild.

Tue, 05/23/2017

The UW CEE Steel Bridge Team had a strong finish at the ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition- PCN Regionals. Out of 14 teams, they placed eighth overall and took third place in the vertical load testing category.

Tue, 05/23/2017

UW CEE welcomes alumnus Simon Cheong (BSCE ’81) as this year's keynote speaker at the department's graduation ceremony on June 11. Cheong serves as the Chairman and CEO of SC Global Developments in Singapore.

Fri, 05/19/2017

In recognition of his strong commitment to community service, Allan Osberg, BSCE ’45, was honored with a 2017 UW Diamond Award for Distinguished Service. 

Thu, 05/18/2017

Professor Steve Kramer has been honored with a second Norman Medal. In the history of the award, which dates back to 1874, only a handful of people have been honored more than once.

Tue, 05/09/2017

Ph.D. student Julian Yamaura’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of engineers hasn’t gone unnoticed. In recognition of his efforts, he has been honored with the UW College of Engineering Student Teaching Award.

Tue, 05/02/2017

The UW CEE Concrete Canoe Team is all a buzz. And it’s not because their theme this year is coffee. The team claimed first place at the ASCE Regional Concrete Canoe Competition in Boise, Idaho, on April 22-23. The team’s fifth consecutive year winning regionals, they will once again compete in the upcoming national competition.

Wed, 04/19/2017

Former UW CEE professor Richard Palmer was elected a distinguished member of ASCE. Only 228 of ASCE’s current 150,000 members have received the honor.

Tue, 04/11/2017

The ability to more accurately and quickly identify rockfall hazards on roadways is now possible, thanks to technology developed by researchers including associate professor Joe Wartman and alumna Lisa Dunham. 

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