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.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of $3.5 million to a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington. The newly established Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium, or PacTrans, will focus on safe and sustainable transportation in environments ranging from busy urban centers to remote mountainous terrain.
Two UW CEE students have been awarded Beavers Charitable Trust Scholarships. Undergraduates Casey Hoyt and Liz Guilford are recipients of $5,000 scholarships for students who plan to pursue careers in the construction engineering field.
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.
UW CEE's alumni newsletter, The Bridge, details department news and updates. The Fall 2016 edition is now available!
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.
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.
It was a busy summer for many undergraduates who decided to use their time off from school to pursue internships with a variety of companies. From working on a light rail system in Hawaii to the Elliott Bay Seawall Project in Seattle, several undergraduate seniors advanced their skills with real-world experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An air pollution researcher, Professor Julian Marshall joined the UW Civil & Environmental Engineering Department in February 2016 as the John R. Kiely Endowed Professor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.