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Mon, 09/16/2019 | UW News

Americans would rather drive themselves to work than have an autonomous vehicle drive them, study says

New research led by CEE faculty Don MacKenzie suggests that people would rather drive themselves than have an autonomous vehicle drive them.

Mon, 09/16/2019

UW Tower first university building to earn Fitwel rating

Newly recognized as a Fitwel certified building, UW Tower is the first university building in the world to gain the healthy building interior rating thanks to the work of UW CEE researchers.

Fri, 09/06/2019

$3.3 million grant funds microbe-level climate change study

Sometimes the smallest things in life inform the big ones. A team of CEE-led researchers has been awarded a $3.3 million DOE grant to investigate how micro scale processes influence global scale climate change.

Thu, 08/29/2019

Earthquake research graduate fellowships

It’s a fellowship sweep. Out of two graduate fellowships awarded by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), both recipients are from UW CEE: Andrew Makdisi and Sarah Wichman.

Thu, 08/22/2019 | UW News

Grad student earns NASA fellowship

CEE graduate student Shashank Bhushan is one of three UW students to receive a prestigious NASA fellowship that funds student research projects in the fields of Earth and planetary sciences and astrophysics.

Wed, 08/14/2019 | UW News

Dr. Nancy Allbritton named dean of UW’s College of Engineering

Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering.

Thu, 08/08/2019 | Seattle Times

Remembering alumnus Tom Gibbs

CEE alumnus Tom Gibbs (BSCE ’54, MSCE ’66) is remembered for "his thoughtful efforts that guided Seattle through crucial stages of its late 20th century evolution into a world-class city."

Thu, 08/08/2019

New fellowship supports global water research

With water-related challenges on the rise around the world, there is a splash of good news. The Ivanhoe Foundation Endowed Fellowship will support graduate students who are gearing up to tackle water-related challenges.

Fri, 06/28/2019 | USA Today

USA Today op-ed calls for better migrant care

In light of the recent crisis at the border, CEE assistant professor Jessica Kaminsky urges disaster response teams to help migrant children.

Thu, 06/27/2019

Congratulations, graduates! 2019 graduation celebration

The CEE department officially has more than 300 new alumni. Surrounded by friends and family, graduates were honored at the department's graduation ceremony on June 16. Congratulations to all and best of luck!

Mon, 06/24/2019

Three CEE faculty promoted

Congratulations to CEE faculty members promoted in recognition of their hard work and achievements: Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Donald MacKenzie and Jim Thomson. 

Thu, 06/20/2019

Top online master's program: construction engineering

In recognition of being affordable without compromising quality, UW CEE’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering program ranks among the top online master's programs.

Mon, 06/17/2019

Greg Miller appointed interim dean

CEE professor and former department chair Greg Miller, who is currently vice dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed interim dean effective July 2019.

Thu, 06/13/2019

Big results for ‘the big one’

Most people know that the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a catastrophic earthquake. But they may not know that CEE faculty are actively working to reduce the consequences.

Mon, 06/10/2019

Adviser Mariko Navin transitions careers

For three decades, undergraduate adviser Mariko Navin has guided students toward achieving their career-oriented goals. And now, she’s taking an "early retirement" to pursue one of her own.

Fri, 06/07/2019 | College of Engineering

Fueled by floods

Along the Mekong River in Cambodia, UW researchers are racing to determine how hydropower demand will impact the supplies of rice and fish – and the communities who rely on them.

Thu, 05/23/2019

Joining the hype: Washington Hyperloop

The only CEE student on the Washington Hyperloop Team, Ethan Simcock is one of four student directors working to ensure the success of this year’s team. Last year, they placed first in the United States and fourth in the world.

Tue, 05/14/2019

SIFF science documentary features CEE faculty

Telling the powerful story about a once-polluted creek that is becoming a flourishing home for spawning salmon, the documentary Engineering with Nature, which features CEE faculty, was selected to premiere at SIFF.

Mon, 05/13/2019

CEE faculty leads storytelling initiative

Leveraging the power of personal storytelling with the goal of making careers in the sciences more accessible to today’s youth, professor Faisal Hossain is leading a New Voices storytelling initiative supported by NASEM. 

Sun, 05/12/2019

Two CEE faculty receive FACET awards

Nominated in appreciation of their efforts to help students with professional development, two CEE faculty members received inaugural FACET awards: Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein and David Stensel.

Tue, 05/07/2019

Richard Wiebe wins AFOSR award

To support his research to improve the structural performance of aerostructures, assistant professor Richard Wiebe is the recipient of a 2019 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award.

Mon, 05/06/2019

Amy Kim receives Husky Green Award

For her efforts to create healthy building interiors and optimize workspaces, Amy Kim was honored with a 2019 Husky Green Award. The annual awards recognize environmental leadership and dedication at UW.

Fri, 04/26/2019

Steel Bridge Team demonstrates engineering integrity

If there was an award for engineering integrity, the UW Steel Bridge Team would have taken first place. At the regional competition, the UW team self-reported a broken weld knowing it would disqualify them.

Thu, 04/25/2019

Alumna Ana Barros elected to NAE

Ana Barros (Ph.D. ‘93) spends much of her time working to predict extreme events. But there is one that she didn’t foresee coming—being elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Tue, 04/23/2019

Water Treatment Team wins regional competition

The UW Water Treatment Team made a big splash at a regional environmental competition, taking first place for designing a water treatment system that can be used in emergency situations.