News & Events


Wed, 04/18/2018

If you’re a graduate student, receiving a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is kind of like winning the lottery. Except that instead of luck, hard work is involved. Meet four recipients from UW CEE.

Mon, 04/16/2018

Join us for the 2018 Evans Lecture on May 3, featuring Dr. Bridget Scanlon from The University of Texas at Austin. Scanlon will discuss using satellites vs. models to evaluate global water resources.

Wed, 04/11/2018

For utilizing Google Street View Cars to gather air pollution data and create the largest dataset of its kind, researchers including professor Julian Marshall received the ES&T 2017 Best Environmental Technology Paper.

Thu, 04/05/2018

Snow school is cool on many levels. CEE students attended a snow measurement field school in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where they learned about fundamental concepts and practices of snow hydrology.

Tue, 04/03/2018

Forty people in a small Nicaraguan village now know the luxury of running water, thanks to the work of students involved in Engineers Without Borders.

Mon, 04/02/2018

Energy conservation came to life for many students during winter quarter when solar panels on the roof of More Hall harvested energy from the sun to power everyday office equipment, from a desktop computer to a table lamp.

Tue, 03/27/2018

In early March, professor Steve Kramer was presented with the 2018 H. Bolton Seed Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineers in recognition of outstanding career accomplishments in geotechnical engineering.

Fri, 03/23/2018 | UW Columns

A new type of sustainable wood has numerous benefits: it is fire-resistant, stronger than conventional timber and reduces atmospheric carbon. Another benefit, which CEE researchers are exploring, is earthquake resiliency. 

Tue, 03/20/2018

UW CEE graduate programs are not only good- they're equally good! Both the civil engineering and environmental engineering programs received #17 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the best graduate programs in 2019.

Mon, 03/19/2018

UW CEE researchers have designed a new concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) frame system, which offers increased strength and provides an alternative, innovative approach to accelerated bridge construction.

Mon, 03/19/2018

Seismologist Lucy Jones presents "Life Safety In The City: When There Is More To Life Than Not Being Crushed" on March 19. Jones has been called the “Beyoncé of earthquakes" and the "Meryl Streep of government service.”

Thu, 03/08/2018

A team of researchers led by CEE assistant professor David Shean plans to build a digital glacier time machine in order to better understand regional climate change, water resources and natural hazards. 

Wed, 03/07/2018

Two CEE students are redefining the meaning of “women’s work.” Amy Moore and Sidney Hutchison are helping to usher in the next generation of females in the heavy civil construction field, which is largely dominated by men.

Tue, 02/27/2018

Associate professor Bart Nijssen and research scientist and graduate student Oriana Chegwidden received the 2017 Administrator’s Excellence Awards-Exceptional Public Service to BPA Award.

Thu, 02/22/2018

Getting packages in the hands of online shoppers while alleviating traffic congestion is the goal of a team of UW CEE researchers who are addressing the complicated last leg of urban deliveries called "The Final 50 Feet." 

Thu, 02/08/2018

Professor Anne Goodchild was honored by The Transportation Club of Seattle for her contributions to the transportation field. 

Wed, 02/07/2018

Professor Marc Eberhard has received the PSEC 2018 Academic Engineer of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to students and his innovative earthquake engineering research.

Mon, 02/05/2018

As part of a new India Study Abroad Program, 17 students are learning about and working on solutions to various grand challenges such as water scarcity, food insecurity, clean energy, pressures of urban growth and more.

Fri, 01/19/2018

More employers means even more connections were made at the 12th annual UW CEE Career Fair on January 18. The career fair was the largest yet, with a 48% increase in industry participation.

Thu, 12/28/2017 | UW Columns

CEE graduate Behyad Ben Tarassoli (BSCE '11) is the founder of Propella, a Seattle startup that sells electric bikes.


Wed, 12/27/2017

During his 40-year career, professor Charles Roeder conducted research that translated into practical solutions for professional engineers in the field.

Mon, 12/18/2017

CEE welcomes incoming faculty member David Shean, who joins the department as an assistant professor starting winter quarter. 

Fri, 12/08/2017

Founded by CEE emeritus professor Mark Benjamin and alumnus Nathan Cai, MicroHAOPS is developing technology to significantly increase the rate at which water purification processes produce clean drinking water.

Fri, 12/08/2017 | UW Tacoma News

While helping to stop alarming Puget Sound salmon die-offs, UW Tacoma researchers are introducing middle-schoolers to the excitement of field research.

Tue, 11/28/2017

In the aftermath of the Central Mexico earthquake, a team of researchers including professor Pedro Arduino and Jake Dafni travel to Mexico to gather perishable data.