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Tue, 05/08/2018

Careful coexistence

Stretching whale blubber to determine how pliable it is enables Ph.D. student Molly Grear to assess how marine mammals may be impacted by the spinning blades of tidal turbines, an emerging form of renewable energy.

Tue, 05/01/2018

Concrete Canoe Team takes first place at regionals

The UW Concrete Canoe Team is hot this year and it has nothing to do with their volcano theme. Competing against 13 other teams, they won the ASCE Pacific Northwest Student Conference Concrete Canoe Competition.

Mon, 04/30/2018

Remembering Professor Scott Rutherford

The UW CEE community fondly remembers an exemplary colleague, friend and mentor who helped advance and grow the department in numerous ways. Professor emeritus Scott Rutherford passed away on April 28, 2018.

Wed, 04/25/2018

Mariko Navin honored with COE Professional Staff Award

When it comes to advising undergraduates, CEE students are in good hands. And those hands belong to lead academic adviser Mariko Navin, who is honored with the 2018 UW College of Engineering Professional Staff Award.

Mon, 04/23/2018

Steel Bridge Team heads to nationals

While it’s big news that the UW Steel Bridge Team is heading to nationals, the even bigger news is that this is the first time in more than 20 years! The team took second place overall at the regional competition in early April.

Wed, 04/18/2018

Meet four NSF Graduate Research Fellows

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

2018 Evans Lecture: Dr. Bridget Scanlon

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

Julian Marshall receives best environmental tech paper

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: A cool way to learn about hydrology

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

Water works: Students connect more Nicaraguan households to water

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

Education in action: Solar panels power office equipment

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

Steve Kramer honored with ASCE H. Bolton Seed Medal

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

Cross-Laminated Timber: The wood that could

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

CEE grad programs ranked #17 by U.S. News & World Report

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

Seismologist Lucy Jones lecture

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.”

Mon, 03/19/2018

An innovative approach to accelerated bridge construction

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.

Thu, 03/08/2018

UW Innovation Award funds digital glacier time machine

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

Women's work

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

CEE researchers receive BPA Public Service Award

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

New research aims to reduce failed deliveries, improve Seattle congestion

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

Anne Goodchild Named 2017 Person of the Year by Transportation Club of Seattle

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

Wed, 02/07/2018

Marc Eberhard Named PSEC Academic Engineer of the Year

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

New India Study Abroad Program underway

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

Record participation at CEE Career Fair

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

Electric bike on a budget

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