About CEE Advising

This blog is maintained by the CEE undergraduate advising team. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ceadvice@uw.edu.

Self Nominate to be a Part of New CEE Student Advisory Board

CEE is creating two student advisory boards that will meet on a regular basis to review and provide feedback on department operations, educational programs, policies and other matters of importance to the student body.  A representative of each board will sit on the department’s respective undergraduate and graduate educational committees, as well as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

The boards will be comprised of a diverse representation of CEE students.

  • SAB applications will be solicited once annually.
  • Application materials include a resume and cover letter/ statement of interest
  • Board members are selected through an interview process by the CEE Advising Team and Faculty
  • Students are selected in April
  • Students shadow in May and June, and then serve terms for one academic year (sum-spr)
  • Students may serve up to two consecutive terms

SAB Job Description:

  • Attend monthly SAB meetings
  • Serve as members of departmental committees, including but not limited to Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Provide regular review and feedback on all aspects of the student experience in CEE
  • Advocate for department students
  • Set priorities for improvements related to the student experience in CEE
  • Work in ad-hoc groups on projects related to the student experience in CEE
  • Other projects defined by the committee and/ or department

Please send your self nominations to Bryan Crockett at: bryantc@uw.edu

Three Minute Thesis and Scholars’ Studio

Are you a UW graduate student in the final stages of your capstone, thesis or dissertation project? Apply to compete in Three Minute Thesis, where you’ll have the opportunity to present your research in just three minutes for cash prizes totaling $5,000!

The 2020 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®) Competition is open to all eligible graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle campuses.

Read the eligibility requirements.

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 20, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

The theme for this year’s competition is Equity. We define equity as a process that includes practices, frameworks, policies, models, and innovations that ensure that everyone has access to resources and opportunities in order to thrive and be included in society. Have you unearthed a critical aspect of history related to equity that needs to be told? Developed a new strategy or technology to address a community’s lack of access to resources? Are you engaged in health disparities or survivorship research? As long as your project relates to the theme of equity, we want to see your proposal!

Participating in 3MT is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn to talk about your research without using jargon
  • Prepare for job interviews. One UW 3MT winner shared that her three minute talk was useful for answering job interview questions!
  • Practice your public speaking skills
  • Build your network and your resume
  • Receive practice session feedback from Core Programs and UW Libraries staff in a friendly and affirming environment
  • Compete for cash prizes!

3MT is intended for graduate students who are ready to present their capstone, thesis or dissertation work, rather than for works-in-progress. If you are at an earlier stage with your research, we encourage you to consider Scholars’ Studio to present your work.

Call for Proposals for Scholars’ Studio: Emergence Theme
Deadline for proposals Feb. 5 by 11:59 p.m.
Event on Wednesday, Feb. 26, Seattle campus
Send questions to mundtm@uw.edu

Are you doing a capstone, research project, or teaching on the topic of Emergence? Submit a proposal for a five-minute TED-style talk and join us for our winter quarter Scholars’ Studio. Need ideas? Think: Systems, creativity, social movements, resilience, properties, mass actions, structures, birth, patterns, phenomena, behaviors, networks, space, gameplay, algorithms, evolution.

Study Abroad Opportunity in Hong Kong or Macau

Louisiana State University is partnering with Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) for research and professional training activities for a diversified group of graduate students. They are now seeking 4 to 5 US graduate students to participate in the 2020 program, where you can study at  Hong Kong Polytechnic or the University of Macau. The trip duration would be from late June to mid July.

Any research topics in the following areas are acceptable: building energy and simulation, building thermal environment and urban climate, environmental and energy economics, indoor air quality, sustainable construction, sustainable transportation systems, sustainable urban design and land use, and Urban housing policies.

Depending on the availability of funding, they will also recruit a few participating faculty members to offer a summer program (one week) for students in Hong Kong or Macau, June 22 – 26, 2020.

Learn more about the program and how to apply here. The application deadline is Feb 15, 2020.

Email any questions to us.hk.ldbes@gmail.com.

Learn about “Engineering/Environment Jordan: Water in an Arid Land” Study Abroad Opportunity

Come learn about “Engineering/Environment Jordan: Water in an Arid Land” – a Summer 2020 Study Abroad program. For full consideration – apply by Feb 15. All majors – All levels

Drop-In Information Sessions: 

  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2:30 – 3:20pm, Bloedel Hall room 292
  • Monday, Jan. 27, 12:30 – 1:20pm, Bloedel Hall room 292

Come learn about a Summer 2020 (August/September) Study Abroad to Jordan about Water Resources and Treatment. Learn first-hand about the connections between environment, water resources and water engineering in one of the most water-scare nations in the world, and be ready to be amazed.

Interact with Jordanian students, scientists, and engineers. Tour desalination plants on the Dead Sea. Hike through water ravines. Tour wastewater treatment plants designed to reuse water. Visit a dying oasis. View first-hand archeological sites with ancient water infrastructure, including the World Heritage UNESCO site of Petra.

This course is co-sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. It is led by UW faculty and counts as 5 credits toward your UW degree. Both graduate and undergraduate options available.

During the information session, you will have opportunity to meet the primary UW faculty instructor, see pictures from past years, and browse books and pamphlets about the places visited in Jordan.

Additional information: self-enroll here.

Mulitple course numbers for multiple student needs.

  • CEE students earn credits (CEE 497 or CEWA 598) towards their major.
  • ESRM 490 will focus on management perspectives across multiple stakeholders in water engineering.
  • CEE 497 includes diversity credits (DIV)

Mount Rainier National Park Recruiting for Civil Engineer

Mount Rainier National Park, in Washington State, is recruiting for a Civil Engineer to be a part of a new project management program to implement a multi year program of capital improvement.

Projects will range from renovation and restoration of nationally significant historic buildings to rehabilitation of utility systems to improvements to visitor facilities including campgrounds, visitor contact stations to road projects and much more.

This position is part of a new project management team that will include historic architect, engineer, historic landscape architect, administrative support and work in close coordination with highly skilled tradespeople, natural and cultural resource professionals and the park’s leadership team.

Find more information and apply to the job here.

Catena Consulting Engineers Entry-Level Job Opportunity

Portland, OR based firm Catena Consulting Engineers is offering a job for entry level engineers.

For additional information about the firm and the job, go here. If you think you are a good fit for Catena, please email a cover letter and resume to: resumes@catenaengineers.com.

What they’re looking for:

  • Aspiring structural engineers from UW’s Structural Engineering and Mechanics Graduate Program for full-time employment.
  • Motivated individuals that desire to learn, grow, be challenged, and contributed to the continued success of their high-performance team

What they offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Personal environment of a small firm with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, big and small, with all types of structural materials
  • Incentive bonuses as part of the compensation package
  • An atmosphere that fosters teamwork, impromptu learning sessions, and optimum communication

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for sponsorship now or in the future. Catena is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify Program.

Catena Consulting Engineers Summer Internship Opportunity

Portland, OR based firm Catena Consulting Engineers is offering 2020 summer internships.

For additional information about the firm and the job, go here. If you think you are a good fit for Catena, please email a cover letter and resume to: resumes@catenaengineers.com.

What they’re looking for:

  • Aspiring structural engineers from UW’s College of Engineering for 2020 summer internships
  • Motivated individuals that desire to learn, grow, be challenged, and contributed to the continued success of their high-performance team
  • 4th-year undergraduate students or later with a civil or structural engineering focus

What they offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Personal environment of a small firm with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, big and small, with all types of structural materials
  • An atmosphere that fosters teamwork, impromptu learning sessions, and optimum communication

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for sponsorship now or in the future. Catena is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify Program.

CEE452: Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Learn the fundamentals of structural design in reinforced concrete over
the summer, while keeping your job or internship! With all lectures
recorded, and online submission of HW (only two in-person exams),
this course is designed to accommodate other summer obligations. The
course covers the basic mechanics of concrete, the composite behavior
of concrete and steel, and the contemporary, code-compliant design of
slabs, beams, columns and other structural elements.

All lectures will be video recorded and made available through Canvas.  Homework and office hours and will also be facilitated online.  Two exams will be administered in-person, on UW Seattle campus.  For more details, please contact instructortyler2@uw.edu