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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.

Wed, 06/01/2016

Congratulations, Graduates! 2016 Graduation Celebration

More than 1,300 people gathered on June 12, 2016, for the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering graduation ceremony to celebrate 270 graduates.

Sun, 05/01/2016

Hydropower Research Featured in ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine

CEE Associate Professor Faisal Hossain's hydropower research is featured in the May 2016 edition of the ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine. In the article, Hossain discusses the missed potential for hydropower, which he says is the result of keeping water at reservoirs at lower levels than needed during times of overestimated flooding.

Sun, 05/01/2016

New CEE-Led Center for Air Pollution Research Funded by $10 Million EPA Grant

To address the nation's pressing need for better air quality, a new research center co-directed by Professor Julian Marshall has received a $10 million Air, Climate and Energy grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The new center will headquarter collaborative research on air pollution management and strategies for improving air quality.

Sun, 05/01/2016

STAR Lab Collision Avoidance Research Featured on KIRO 7

Ph.D. student Ruimin Ke, from the STAR Lab, was featured on KIRO 7 for his work on a collision avoidance project. Pilot technology was installed on 38 buses in the Seattle area, which displays a warning to bus drivers when cars, pedestrians and cyclists get dangerously close.

Sun, 05/01/2016

Don MacKenzie’s Driverless Car Research Featured in The New York Times

An expert on the anticipated environmental impact of self-driving cars, Assistant Professor Don MacKenzie's research was featured in The New York Times and more than 500 other news outlets.

Fri, 04/01/2016

Welcome & Congratulations to Barbara Ivanov!

CEE is pleased to welcome Barbara Ivanov as the Chief Operating Officer of the new Supply Chain and Transportation Logistics Center at the University of Washington!

Tue, 03/01/2016

New Biodegradable Plastic Wins Environmental Innovation Challenge

The $15,000 grand-prize winning team, which includes CEE student Xinyao Ding, impressed judges at the Environmental Innovation Challenge with a new type of biodegradable plastic.

Mon, 02/01/2016

Driverless cars could increase reliance on roads

Driverless vehicles could intensify car use — reducing or even eliminating promised energy savings and environmental benefits, a new study co-authored by a University of Washington engineer finds.

Mon, 02/01/2016

NASA data used to track groundwater in Pakistan

The vast farmlands of Pakistan — a country with an economy based on agriculture — rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals fed by glaciers and rain.

Fri, 01/01/2016

What motivates people to walk and bike? It varies by income

Lower- and middle-income King C ounty residents who live in denser neighborhoods with stores, libraries and othe r destinations within easy reach are more likely to walk or bike, according to n ew University of Washington research.

Fri, 01/01/2016

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service

On any given bus ride, a good share of passengers are reading, texting or rocking out to music on their phones or tablets. In the future, those mobile devices may add more value to our transit commutes than simply filling time.