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Mon, 03/11/2019

Sara Lucero named to ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering

With the goal of one day designing more resilient infrastructure for people affected by tropical storms, CEE senior Sara Lucero was selected as one of ASCE's 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering. 

Fri, 03/01/2019

Remembering dean and chair emeritus Dale Carlson

At the age of 94, dean and CEE chair emeritus Dale Carlson passed away. During his career he accomplished much, including serving as the founding director of the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program.

Mon, 02/25/2019

Transportation forecasting competition award

When it comes to analyzing transportation data, CEE graduate students went the extra mile. Actually, they went 2,300 miles to Washington D.C., where they received fourth place at the Transportation Forecasting Competition.

Thu, 02/14/2019

After 19 years of student exchanges, Dayna Cole retires

Staff member Dayna Cole will soon be saying farewell. During her 19 year career at UW CEE, Cole has helped facilitate the exchange of graduate students between UW and schools in Nordic countries.

Mon, 02/11/2019

Solar-powered passion

Through his involvement in UW Solar, a student-run organization, CEE senior Alex Ratcliff has helped bring solar power to three residence halls on campus and has plans to increase the sustainability of even more campus buildings. 

Wed, 02/06/2019 | UW Today

Early spring rain boosts methane emissions

A team of researchers including CEE faculty Rebecca Neumann and Jessica Lundquist has found a new reason behind increased methane emissions from a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska: early spring rainfall.

Wed, 01/23/2019 | UW Today

New center offers disaster research tools

A new center housed in UW CEE, the RAPID Facility, offers a new way for scientists to get their hands on more than 300 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment to study the effects of natural disasters.

Wed, 01/23/2019 | The Seattle Times

Decade of heavy storms has helped Northwest glaciers, but don’t expect that to last, studies show

A first-of-its-kind survey led by CEE Assistant Professor David Shean, shows just how much the region's glaciers have melted over the past decades as the climate warms. It also shows how changes in atmospheric patterns may have masked how bad it could get.

Wed, 01/16/2019

Studying in Sweden

Fully funded through the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program, CEE master’s student Jakob Sumearll spends the school year in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Thu, 01/03/2019

David Stahl's discovery honored by Seattle Aquarium

All discoveries start somewhere. A significant discovery by professor David Stahl 13 years ago can be traced back to a water sample collected at the Seattle Aquarium, where a commemorative plaque now resides.

Thu, 12/20/2018 | UW Today

New houseplant cleans air

CEE researchers led by research professor Stuart Strand have genetically modified a common houseplant — pothos ivy — to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it. 

Mon, 12/10/2018

Steve Muench new Valle Program Director

It may be obvious by now, but professor Steve Muench believes in the value of study abroad programs. He now oversees two study abroad programs, including the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program.

Fri, 11/30/2018 | UW Daily

Concrete Canoe Team 'Seeks to Innovate'

As they prepare to race against other universities across the country, UW CEE's Concrete Canoe Team is testing out innovative designs and ideas. 

Wed, 11/28/2018 | EOS

Autumn in the Arctic

Associate professor Jim Thomson shares his findings after researching changing air-ocean-ice interactions in the Arctic, which has the most dramatic evidence of climate change in the seasonal ice cycle.

Mon, 11/19/2018

App combines bathroom humor and education

Most people likely haven’t heard of educational bathroom humor. To educate the public about sanitation issues around the world, a group of students led by assistant professor Jessica Kaminsky created an app called LoosePoops.

Wed, 11/14/2018

Data base: NSF-funded center gathers disaster data

The first center of its kind in the world, the Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Experimental Facility enables the collection, assessment and archiving of high-quality perishable data in the aftermath of disasters.

Thu, 11/08/2018

Taking steps to keep pedestrians safe

To keep pedestrians safe, STAR Lab researchers are building a new type of communication system that sends safety warnings to both pedestrians and drivers, alerting them of potential conflicts in their oncoming path.

Tue, 11/06/2018

Alumnus named Young Engineering Laureate

Working to promote the significance of infrastructure in country development has brought alumnus Geoffrey Morgan something significant as well: Being named a Young Engineering Laureate.

Fri, 10/26/2018

Top online master's program: construction engineering

In recognition of offering affordable tuition to students who are able to secure high paying jobs, UW CEE’s online master's in construction engineering program ranks among the top 2019 Best Online Colleges.

Thu, 10/25/2018 | UW Today

CEE researchers help UPS evaluate e-bike delivery service

Researchers in the Urban Freight Lab at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center will help UPS evaluate a new e-bike delivery service in downtown Seattle, with the goal of reducing traffic congestion in the city. 

Tue, 10/23/2018

2018 Wenk Lecture

Join us for the 2018 Wenk Lecture on Thursday, November 29, featuring Ann Rendahl. Her talk "A powerful transformation" will highlight a revolution of change in the electric industry.

Fri, 10/12/2018 | UW Today

Could parcel lockers alleviate traffic?

To help alleviate traffic congestion in Seattle, UW CEE’s Urban Freight Lab at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center (SCTL) has been evaluating a promising solution: parcel lockers.

Tue, 10/09/2018

Rebecca Neumann honored with AGU award

When it comes to global food and water security challenges, associate professor Rebecca Neumann doesn’t just watch from the sidelines. She heads to Bangladesh or Peru to conduct research and devise solutions.

Mon, 10/08/2018

Transportation leaders gather for big data discussion

UW CEE faculty Jeff Ban and Cynthia Chen hosted a panel discussion to better understand and leverage the strengths of emerging big data for a more efficient, equitable and proactive transportation planning process. 

Thu, 10/04/2018 | KUOW

Something's killing coho salmon in Seattle

As coho salmon make their way up creeks this fall, many of them will die prematurely, before they spawn. A new study by associate professor Edward Kolodziej points at chemicals from tiny bits of car tires as the primary cause.