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Tue, 11/01/2016

CEE Researchers Develop Grasses to Neutralize Training Range Pollution

To minimize the pollution that originates at military base training ranges throughout the country, a team of researchers led by CEE research professor Stuart Strand has developed a new grass species.

Tue, 11/01/2016

Alumnus Wayne Levinson Receives PSBJ 40 Under 40 Award

This fall, alumnus Wayne Levinson (MSCTL ’17) received a Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, which recognizes business leaders under the age of 40.

Sat, 10/01/2016

New CEE-Led Disaster Investigation Center Funded by $4 Million NSF Grant

Led by UW CEE faculty, a new Post-Disaster Rapid Response Research Facility will enable the collection, assessment and archiving of high-quality data in the aftermath of disasters, which will be used to develop more resilient communities.

Sat, 10/01/2016

Alum, Faculty Receive Best Paper Prize

A paper authored by alum Carter Mast (Ph.D. '13) and faculty members Pedro Arduino, Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein and Gregory Miller has received a best paper prize from the international geoengineering research journal Acta Geotechnica.

Sat, 10/01/2016

New CEE Center to Work with Industry, City on Delivery Challenges

The newly launched Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) Center has partnered with retailers Costco, Nordstrom and UPS, as well as the Seattle Department of Transportation, to devise solutions to better deliver goods throughout the city. The SCTL is the first center of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

Sat, 10/01/2016

CEE Alumni Tailgate Launches Giving Campaign

The annual alumni tailgate on October 22 marked the public launch of UW's campus-wide fundraising campaign "Be Boundless: For Washington, For the World." During the event, alumni were asked to consider matching Georgia Tech's recent CEE department campaign participation rate of 50 percent.

Sat, 10/01/2016

Seattle's Low Income Neighborhoods See Faster Uber Service

Depending on your ethnicity and gender, Uber or Lyft might not be such a quick ride. A team of researchers including CEE Assistant Professor Don MacKenzie has found that discrimination impacts the quality of transportation for many people who utilize these ride options.

Thu, 09/01/2016

Oceanographer Nirnimesh Kumar Joins UW CEE

UW CEE welcomes new faculty member Nirnimesh Kumar. A coastal physical oceanographer, Kumar researches circulation patterns and how long it takes for contaminants to travel from shallow to deep water.

Thu, 09/01/2016

Mobile Sensing Technology Gets a Green Light to Improve Bus Service

Developed by a team of UW CEE researchers, newly patented technology will soon be applied to large-scale transit networks, making it easier and less expensive than ever to learn about bus rider travel patterns and improve bus service.

Thu, 09/01/2016

2016 Engineering Lecture Series Features CEE Faculty

The 2016 UW College of Engineering fall lecture series "City Smarts: Engineering Resilient Communities" features CEE faculty members who will be sharing their expertise on topics that all share the common theme of creating stronger cities.

Thu, 09/01/2016

A Breath of Fresh Air: Meet Professor Julian Marshall

An air pollution researcher, Professor Julian Marshall joined the UW Civil & Environmental Engineering Department in February 2016 as the John R. Kiely Endowed Professor.

Thu, 09/01/2016

Student Success: William Currier Receives NASA Fellowship

Thanks to a three-year NASA Fellowship, graduate student William Currier will be improving water forecasting by more accurately predicting the amount of water stored as snow in forested areas.

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Thu, 09/01/2016

Incoming Faculty Member Michael Gomez Wins Telford Premium Prize

Assistant Professor Michael Gomez, who joins the CEE Department in March 2017, has been honored with a 2016 Telford Premium Journal Prize, which recognizes authors of the top papers published in ICE journals.

Thu, 09/01/2016

Graduate Student Safat Sikder Receives NASA Fellowship

Thanks to a three-year NASA Fellowship, graduate student Safat Sikder will be working to develop cost-effective and sustainable flood forecasting tools for monsoon regions in developing countries.

Mon, 08/01/2016

Satellite-Based Text Message Irrigation Advisory System Helps Pakistani Farmers Stay Above Water

Farmers in Pakistan who grow bananas, wheat and a variety of other crops have started receiving weekly text messages that advise them how much to water their crops, thanks to an irrigation advisory system developed by UW CEE researchers.

Mon, 08/01/2016

Alum Marc Edwards Featured in NYT Magazine

The New York Times Magazine features an in-depth story about alum Marc Edwards (Ph.D. '90), who was named one of the world's most 100 influential people by Time Magazine.

Mon, 08/01/2016

Transportation Expert Jeff Ban Joins UW CEE

UW CEE welcomes new faculty member Jeff Ban, who joins the transportation engineering research group. From designing cars to developing transportation infrastructure, Ban has extensive experience and is eager to address the transportation challenges of today.

Mon, 08/01/2016

Fourth Annual WaterWorks Summer Program

As part of the UW CEE WaterWorks summer program, Seattle-area teachers and students were introduced to the field of environmental engineering, with a focus on learning about the water supply and treatment process.

Fri, 07/01/2016

A Timeless Honor: Alum Marc Edwards Named One of the World's Most Influential People by Time Magazine

Now a professor at Virginia Tech, alum Marc Edwards is a nationally recognized expert on water quality. He was named one of the world's most 100 influential people by Time Magazine for his work to uncover lead poisoning during the Flint water crisis.

Fri, 07/01/2016

Joe Wartman Honored with 2016 Burwell Award for Oso Landslide Research

In recognition of his research on the deadliest United States landslide disaster, Associate Professor Joe Wartman is honored with the GSA's most prestigious prize for engineering geology.

Fri, 07/01/2016

Cleaner Cookstove Adoption Proves Challenging

New research by a team that includes Professor Julian Marshall finds that household air pollution levels were only slightly lower for families that were given cleaner cookstoves.

Wed, 06/01/2016

Concrete Canoe Team Featured on UW Homepage

UW CEE's Concrete Canoe Team is featured in an article on the UW Homepage. The 40-member student team has earned a strong reputation over the years, winning numerous competitions.

Wed, 06/01/2016

Professor Steve Kramer Receives International 2016 Nigel Priestley Prize

The first geotechnical engineer to receive the award, UW CEE Professor Steve Kramer has been honored with the 2016 Nigel Priestley Prize.

Wed, 06/01/2016

UW CEE Celebrates Two Faculty Retirements

The UW CEE Community celebrates the retirements of two faculty members. Mark Benjamin retires after 39 years with the department and David Stensel retires after 32 years.

Wed, 06/01/2016

Concrete Canoe Team Claims 10th Place at Nationals

The UW Concrete Canoe Team claimed 10th place at the National Concrete Canoe Competition at UT Tyler, Texas, this past weekend on June 9-11, 2016.