COMTO Internship for Minority Candidates


The Washington State Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) has a great new internship opportunity for minority candidates.

Please see the attached flyer (2018 CITY Flyer R5) and note below for more information. Any questions about this opportunity can be directed to Justin Clark, P.E. at



I’m reaching out to you all to let you know about an internship program for minority candidates through the Washington State Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). The vision of this organization is to improve minority participation in the transportation field by increasing the representation of minorities at all levels within agencies and firms, and also by helping to develop Small and Disadvantaged Businesses.

Currently, there are COMTO internship positions open at Sound Transit (ST), King County Metro, and WSP, the firm that I work for. Please pass this information out to any potential candidates you know within the CEE department. I would really appreciate you getting the word out so we can get some great candidates connected to this program and help make an impact in the effort to further diversify our field.

You can read more about the internship program here (or the attached document), as well as read about ST’s class of interns from last summer here.  If you have any questions or the potential candidates you pass this on to have questions, feel free to direct any questions to me. Thank you very much!

Justin Clark, P.E.
Senior Bridge Engineer

Coughlin Porter Lundeen Office Visit

Join SEAW UW in a visit to CPL’s offices on February 23th. This is a great opportunity to learn about the industry and about what to expect in a job as a structural engineer. This is also a good opportunity to expand your network and learn about the work environment in an office where you might work in the future. We will meet by the benches next to Stevens Way in Rainier Vista at 1 PM and then leave to CPL.

If you would like to come please RSVP for the event here.

Questions? Contact SEAW UW

  • Email:
  • Facebook: SEAW UW Student Chapter

Spring 2018: CET 583 Transportation Energy & Sustainability

This spring will be a special edition of CET 583: Transportation Energy & Sustainability. As part of the UW’s Livable City Year program, we will be working with the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Power to develop an infrastructure strategy for electric vehicles in Tacoma. This class is open to seniors.

We will still have the usual great content focused on understanding the technical potential and relevant policies for advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, new mobility services, and more. And as always, we welcome and value the contributions of students from a wide range of disciplines.

Questions? Contact Don MacKenzie

Position Announcement: Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Recent Graduates – Seattle District Army Corps of Engineers

The Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking to complete multiple hiring actions for summer intern positions this year.

These announcements are for the Department of the Army’s Pathways Intern Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with opportunities to explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.

These positions are full-time in the summer with an option to work part-time during the following school year. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. A summary of the intern program is available here.

Here are the links for the announcements:

Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture)

This position is offered at the GS-4 level. To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or have an associate’s degree. Closing date Feb 27, 2018.

This announcement seeks up to five students in the areas of:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geology and Instrumentation
  • Geospatial Services

Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture)

This position is offered at the GS-5 level. To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-05, students must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree. Closing date March 1, 2018.

This announcement seeks applicants focused on Hydraulics and Hydrology.

Deadline Approaching! Apply by Feb 20 for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge: Deadline is February 20th to apply.

Maybe the idea came to you in the lab, in class, or on a hike. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to use your skills to create innovative solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Bring your idea or capstone project to life. Form a team. Shape the future.

Open to students across all disciplines from colleges and universities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Fellowships

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is pleased to offer this request for proposals for two fellowship programs.

They are continuing with a $5,000 Student Innovation Fellowship for the 3rd year as well as beginning a new $5,000 technical literacy fellowship. The goals and guidelines for the fellowships are below.

Student Innovation Fellowship Guidelines
For the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Overview: The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation (TTF) was established in 2008 with a mission to fund projects, scholarships and fellowships in building engineering, design or technology. This new fellowship offers up to $5,000 in funding for specific projects that further innovation in the structural engineering and applied mechanics practice. Any projects that fulfill the goal of innovation will be considered. General suggested topics include innovations that support: The integration of engineering and architecture;
sustainability; and applying new approaches, such as robotics, nano technology, big data, material sciences or building damping solutions, to problems in the built environment. Continue reading

New Diversity & Justice course, GRDSCH 640

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a new course for the Spring quarter entitled: “Engaging with Microaggressions & Macroassaults- Equity in Praxis.

We invite graduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines to participate in this interdisciplinary course which seeks to equip participants to critically engage with microaggressions and macroassaults- both the everyday insults and hostilities as well as the structural, large-scale policies and practices that perpetuate the oppression of marginalized populations. Inspired by Paulo Freire’s notion of praxis (the intersection of reflection and action), the course will work to empower participants to address, interrupt, and confront these forces in their personal and professional lives.

  • GRDSCH 640 A
  • SLN: 21645
  • 1 credit CR/NC
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
  • Odegaard Library Active Learning Classroom (ACL) 141
  • Instructors: Gino Aisenberg, PhD, MSW & Saejin Kwak Tanguay, M.Ed.

Faculty and staff can email to join the course.

US Navy Civil Engineer Corps – Full Time Position

US Navy Civil Engineer Corps – Full Time Position, Bachelor’s Degree Required

The United States Navy is seeking talented engineers for positions in the Civil Engineer Corps. Seeking interested applicants for full time positions upon graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree. Applications are open to students as EARLY as 2 years before graduation. If accepted before graduation, students will be PAID, with FULL BENEFITS (Medical and Dental), and have ability to apply for Active Duty Military Tuition Discount at University of Washington.

What is the Civil Engineer Corps? They are the Navy’s planners, builders, and maintainers of our base facilities worldwide. They can be stationed on our Naval or Marine Corps Bases worldwide and work jobs like Base Operations, Planning or Maintenance, Base Construction, Contracting, or Real Estate, and Expeditionary Forces and deploy overseas to help build facilities in rural communities or assist forces on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan rebuild communities in need of vital systems like roads and water wells.

If Civil Engineering, seeing the world, and helping communities are your passions, this is a perfect fit for you!  For more information, go to OR email LT Phil O’Shannessy at

CC@E Webinar on Salary Negotiation (Thurs, 2/15)

The last webinar of the CC@E Winter Career Series will be held on Thursday, February 15th. Listen in wherever you are to learn about this important topic. Register by following the link below.

Job Offer & Salary Negotiation [Thursday, 2/15, 1:30-2:30pm]:

Have you thought about what your next steps should be once you receive your job/internship offer(s)? Want to learn about  how to come up with an effective strategy to negotiate your offer? This webinar will help you navigate this exciting stage of your job search process! We will discuss different components of a job offer and effective negotiation strategy.

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Graduate School Fair

Florida A&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering: Graduate School Information Fair (Thursday, March 1 – Friday, March 2)

Learn about the vibrant research programs in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Funded research opportunities for MS‐PhD and BS‐PhD students. They are offering travel scholarships to a few handpicked applicants and prospects to attend the fair in Tallahassee, Florida.

Activities will include:

  • Information sessions
  • Lab tours
  • Research presentations
  • Meet with faculty & grad students

Visit for more information and to make your request.

For additional information, contact:
John Sobanjo, PhD, PE
Graduate Coordinator