Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Summer Institute Updates

CEE majors –

Here is a an excellent summer research opportunity for undergraduates, forwarded by the CEE Chair.   [Note: When you see “REU” (Research Experience for Undergraduates), you should know that this is a high-caliber opportunity, part of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded program.]   We encourage you to apply!

Below is a link to information about an NSF-funded REU program for summer 2018. Students will spend 8-weeks at an NSF-funded laboratory that supports Natural Hazard Engineering (earthquake shake table, tsunami wave tank, wind tunnel, etc.). Would you forward this to UW CEE students, COE undergraduate advisors, and your contacts at Puget Sound area community colleges. We are trying to distribute to as broad an audience as possible. Thank you, Laura.


Laura N Lowes

Entry Level Positions with MidMountain Contractors

MidMountain Contractors has a few entry level positions available. These positions are presumably full-time if interested in applying…thus this only applies to seniors. Contact Jared Koester (a former CEE student) at for questions or further information.

Project Engineer:

  • Reviewing contracts, drawings, specifications, and other resources to answer questions.
  • Coordinating with Field Supervision equipment procurement with purchasing department and outside vendors to order and expedite material.
  • Assisting in development of Scope of Work for subcontractors.
  • Coordinating job set-up, site mobilization, project administration and closeout.
  • Overseeing the scheduling and coordination of trades.
  • Coordinating the scope of work with the project drawings and specifications.
  • Assisting in preparation of Job Start and Project Closeout project binders and meeting materials.
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly financial reporting.
  • Communicating with Architect, Engineer and Owner, to assist the Project Manager with daily duties or act as Project Manager.
  • As necessary coordinating field activities of self-performed and subcontracted work.

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Undergraduate Research Position in CEE

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a job opportunity for an undergraduate student. The job description /requirements can be summarized as following:

  • Learn basic water/wastewater process monitoring analyses, help in pilot operation on a new unique wastewater treatment process with King County.
  • Sample collection will mostly happen during the week but the student must be ok to take samples on a weekend as well since the pilot needs to be monitored on a bi-daily basis.
  • Field data collection and monitoring activity with lab experience.
  • Join Dr. Winkler research group in Benjamin Hall.
  • 10 hours/week, $15/hr. basic university courses in chemistry required.
  • Other lab experience would be desirable.
  • A drivers license is a requirement. We can rent a zip car.
  • A minimum of 2 quarter commitment to this position is an requirement

Please send a letter of motivation and cv to Dr. Stensel and Dr. Winkler

Summer 2018: Sustainable Development in the UK

Sustainable Development Urban & Regional Perspectives in the United Kingdom

  • Summer 2018 Study Abroad
  • 8 Weeks
  • 15 Credits
  • Includes 2 week practicum

There are two info sessions coming up to learn more about this study abroad opportunity- Monday, Dec. 4th, 2017 at 5:30PM in Gould 142 and Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 2018 at 5:30PM in Gould 142. Light dinner will be served. This course is open to all UW undergraduates and graduate students. There are no prerequisites.

For more information visit, the UW Study Abroad website, or contact David Blum, Affiliate Instructor at