UW CEE’s inaugural student film contest was held on March 16. Congratulations to the winners of best in cinematography, best in public communication and best in creativity!
Professor Tim Larson is appointed interim department chair of UW Civil & Environmental Engineering, effective March 16. Former chair Greg Miller will be moving into a new role as Vice Dean for the UW College of Engineering.
UW CEE has the #12 best graduate program in environmental engineering and #16 best graduate program in civil engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings.
UW CEE welcomes incoming assistant professor Mike Gomez, who joins the geotechnical engineering research group, Gomez will continue his research investigating the use of chemical and biological processes in soils to develop new sustainable geotechnical technologies.
UW CEE alumna Deb Niemeier (Ph.D. ’94) has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the most prestigious honors in the engineering field. Niemeier is recognized for developing groundbreaking tools to improve the accuracy of estimating regional vehicle pollutants, which impact the health of minority populations that reside in close proximity to highways.
UW CEE is pleased to announce a new online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Energy Infrastructure program, which will launch in autumn 2018. With a focus on energy infrastructure, the program will prepare students to plan, design, construct and manage energy related infrastructure projects.
From the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge teams to ASCE’s UW Chapter, four seniors share what it’s like leading CEE’s undergraduate student organizations, and what their goals are for the year.
The CEE Department welcomes incoming assistant professor Brett Maurer. In addition to teaching, Maurer will be advancing his research on geotechnical earthquake engineering with the goal of reducing the impacts of earthquakes on civil infrastructure, human life and the environment.
Led by associate professor Faisal Hossain, a new study analyzing river basins in 42 major cities throughout the United States has determined not only which ones may experience water shortages in the future, but also includes policy recommendations.
A study published by a team of researchers including associate professor Erkan Istanbulluoglu has received the 2015 Editor’s Choice Award by the Water Resources Research (WWR) journal. The award is reserved for the top 1% of articles, recognizing the most significant studies published in the journal.
Five CEE faculty members have received Global Innovation Fund Awards, which provide seed funding for faculty research proposals that enhance the UW’s global engagement and reach. Congratulations to faculty members Amy Kim, Faisal Hossain, Heidi Gough, Tim Larson and Julian Marshall!
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!
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.
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.