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Jun 15, 2017

Students bring big improvements to a small village

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.
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May 02, 2017

Concrete Canoe Team claims first place at regionals

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.
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Dec 19, 2016

Refugee Reconnaissance: Improving Wastewater Treatment During Crisis Response

It’s an oxymoron of sorts: better refugee camps. But despite contradictory terms, a team of CEE researchers is working to improve wastewater treatment systems at refugee camps, which are typically constructed quickly to accommodate people displaced by both natural and man-made disasters.
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Dec 01, 2016

Disaster Data: $4 Million NSF Grant Funds New CEE-Led Center

The UW has received a five-year, $4.1 million Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a new disaster investigation center that will be led by CEE faculty.

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