AWWA Workshops: Emergency Preparedness and Basic Waterworks

2017 Emergency Preparedness Workshop- Port Townsend

  • When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Where: Cotton Building 607 Water Street Port Townsend, WA 98368
  • Registration: fee increases Tuesday, May 16th and closes on Thursday, May 18th

This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of emergency preparedness and the response of water utilities in the event of an emergency or disaster. Assessing risks, planning and preparedness will lead to utilities that function better in emergencies, work more efficiently to restore service to customers and are better able to maintain water quality. Topics will include: water utility emergencies, emergency case studies, emergency action plan, risk & resilience, incident command system, public outreach during emergencies, business & operational continuity, water/wastewater agency response network (WARNs), tabletop & field exercises, other training, facility physical security, cyber security.  Continue reading

Thesis / Dissertation Webinar

Thursday, October 20, 2016

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The Graduate School and UW Libraries will present students with basic information about submitting their Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD). This webinar will cover important topics such as publishing, formatting, copyright, open access, delayed release, ProQuest/UMI and university publication agreements, preparing an ETD for submission and an overview of the electronic submission process. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions. For those unable to attend, this session will be recorded and posted to the Graduate School website.

 In addition, please review the ETD Checklists and other important information about the ETD submission process online: Final Submission of Your Thesis/Dissertation.


Professional Development Workshop for International Graduate Students

Event Details
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: HUB 250

Name: Communication Skills for International Graduate Students

Description:  Free refreshments provided!  Join us for a lively and informative workshop! • Learn about cultural differences and communication styles • Discuss communication skills – in and out of the classroom • Practice tips for effective communication and networking skills • Develop strategies for real world communication situations in academic, professional and social settings Both facilitators have combined professional backgrounds in working with English-as-Second-Language students, public speaking, workshop facilitation, and teaching.  The event is co-sponsored by Core Programs at the Graduate School, GPSS, and FIUTS.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Ziyan Bai at

Graduate Research Assistant, Core Programs, the Graduate School
Ph.D. Student, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Washington

Sign up: Tour the Light Rail Tunnel from Northgate-UW

Each year the Beavers, a heavy civil construction group, host a construction tour of a really cool construction project. This year it is literally right beneath us! They are hosting a tour of the Link Light Rail tunnel project that goes from Northgate to the UW. We are limited to 25 tour spots (there are other schools going too) so sign up quickly.

What: Link Light Rail Tunnel Tour (get in the tunnel!)
When: Friday, October 28th from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (officially starts at 9, but I have to pass out vests, etc.)
Where: Meet at the HUB, Room 145
What you need to bring: you, long pants, work boots, shirt with sleeves (no Bro shirts), I will provide safety gear

Sign up:

ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU CAN COMMIT TO ATTEND THE TOUR (don’t take another’s spot then not attend).
If you are in my CEE 307 class that meets from 10:30 – 12:20 on Fridays, you can go (and miss class that day). Trust me.

This is a great opportunity to see a great project and get down inside an actual tunnel project that goes really close to right under More Hall. We have put interns on this project for a couple of years now…see what they are raving about.


Steve Muench
Tom and Marilyn Draeger / The Beavers Charitable Trust
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mailbox 352700
University of WashingtoN
Seattle, WA 98195
206.616.1259 Continue reading

Save the Date: Seattle University’s Projects Day!

Seattle University will be hosting Projects Day on June 3rd. In this event graduating students will show the results of yearlong industry-led engineering design projects.  This is a great opportunity for companies to see the work of college students and to look for possibilities of collaborating with students in future projects. Projects Day is free and open to the public.

When: June 3, 2016 form 12:30 to 6:00 PM

Where: Sullivan Hall – SU Law School (Seattle University 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122)

Register: Click here to Register! 


  • 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM : Check-in and Registration
  • 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM : Welcome to Projects Day 2016
  • 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM : Presentation Session 1
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM : Presentation Session 2
  • 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM : Presentation Session 3
  • 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM : Poster Session and Reception

UW/FAA Northwest Mountain Region Airports Conference

CEE and AA students (undergraduates and graduates): 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is inviting students to attend the UW/FAA Northwest Mountain Region Airports Conference in Seattle!

  • When: Monday, March 28, 2016 – Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
  • Where: The Westin SEattle (1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)
  • Questions? Contact Debra Bryant (, 206-616-1902)

If interested, register online at FAA Conference Student Registration. You can attend parts of it as your schedule allows. This is as great opportunity for students to learn more about the Federal Aviation Administration and potential aviation careers. Students can register for FREE (but please note, lunches will not be provided). 

CEE Professor Joe Mahoney will be helping to open the conference.

FAA Agenda: Continue reading

Reminder: Register now for Basic Waterworks Workshop

Reminder to register now for the March 2016 Basic Waterworks Workshop!

  • When: Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
  • Where: Anacortes Library (1220 10th St., Anacortes, WA 98221)
  • More Info: Click Here
  • Click here to register before March 19th
  • Questions? Contact Jeff Lundt at or 206-477-5582
This program is designed for new utility front-line employees, office staff or others that want a preview or review of the basics of a water utility, the terminology, regulations, processes and goals.  Topics will include:
  • Overview of Water systems
  • Regulations & Contaminants
  • Water Sources
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics
  • Treatment & Disinfection
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Water Quality Protection Practices
  • Construction & Maintenance
  • Disaster Response
Instructors will be:
  • Jeff Marrs, WTP Manager city of Anacortes
  • Jeff Lundt, P.E. King County WTD
0.6 CEUs approved
Cost is $68 for AWWA or WEF members and $93 for non-members.  $10 surcharge after March 17th. Small system and student scholarships are available.  For details please see the web page in the link shown above.  Our cancellation policy is also on the workshop web page.
 *Lunch and refreshments included.
Registration is limited to 30 people and will close on Saturday March 19th. 

UWashington Hyperloop is Recruiting Engineers

Join the UWashington Hyperloop Team as they undertake the most compelling engineering challenges to date!

UWashington Hyperloop is a diverse group of outstanding students from the University of Washington who are innovating on SpaceX and Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk’s vision for a self-sufficient and zero emission future of high-speed transportation. They recently finished 22nd out of over 1200 teams internationally and made it into the final round a spart of a SpaceX hosted competition to engineer the “5th mode of transportation”. As such, they are expanding the size of their team and are looking for engineers!

To apply: Visit the team website HERE

Learn more:

Questions? Email or contact Colin Summers

CEE Film Contest!!

Read on to learn about this fun and exciting opportunity to get creative in the CEE department!

Introducing the Inauguration of the 2016 CEE Film Contest! If you want to master the art of public communication to tell the story of what civil and environmental engineers do, then this is for you! Get a resume entry on extra-curricular activities that will make your application stand out! All students will receive recognition for their participation.


  • For CEE students only
  • Open to all levels (freshmen to graduate)
  • Cash prizes for the top-rated films
  • No prior background on filmmaking necessary. All you you need is the drive to become a civil and environmental engineer
  • No cost to participate
  • All skills training to be provided
  • Flexible format to fit busy schedules!

Deadline for Application: 

  • Deadline to apply is March 21st, 2016
  • Apply by sending an email to Dr. Faisal Hossain at with the subject line ‘CEE Film Contest 2016’ and ‘Yes, I’m Interested’ in the body of the email.

Good luck!

Communicating Science 2016 Workshop

Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2016 workshop in Cambridge, MA on June 9-11th, 2016.  Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply.  The application will close on March 1st. Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance of the workshop is free and travel support will be provided to accepted applicants.