2018 TRB Managing Roadways and Transit Conference – Student Paper Competition (2 Prizes of $1,500)


The organizers of the 2018 Managing Roadways and Transit Meeting and Conference invite students to submit papers for consideration in the Best Student Paper Competition. The event organizers include representatives from the Transportation Research Board Freeway Operations (AHB20), Managed Lanes (AHB35), and Transit Management and Performance (AP010) Committees. The meeting and conference will occur in Bellevue, Washington, from September 25-27 at the Hilton Bellevue. Two student papers will receive a cash award of $1,500.

How to Win

Student papers must address topics related to managed lanes, active traffic management, transit operations, and innovative freeway operations. Suggested subtopics include planning and policy highlights, implementation challenges and opportunities, and integration of systems. The award selection committee prefers papers that use empirical studies and data. However, the committee will also consider literature review articles and thought pieces. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including students who will graduate during the Spring 2018 semester. Selected awardees will present their paper as a poster at the meeting and conference. Continue reading

Environmental Advocacy Career Opportunities

Right now, Environment America is hiring policy fellows and a digital strategist to join their campaign team.

Environment America Fellowship: Start a career in environmental action and advocacy by helping to build a greener, healthier world with Environment America. You’ll build powerful coalitions, lobby elected officials, earn media attention, and everything else it takes to rise to this challenge. Environment America has fellowship openings in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Boston, and Austin. Learn more and apply today.

Environment America Digital Campaigner: As a digital campaigner, you’ll work to craft and win campaigns to fight global warming and protect our public lands and wildlife. You’ll write and send emails to hundreds of thousands of supporters, coordinate with our field team of campaign organizers and back them up with digital strategy, and design social media content to engage our national community. Learn more and apply today.

Short-term opportunities: Are you interested in a summer campaign or working on the midterm elections? Interested candidates can apply to work on Environment America’s summer campaigns as a Summer Field Organizer.

Work for Progress is also hiring Election Canvass Directors to help to elect candidates who will fight to reverse global warming this midterm.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship – Info Session 5/22

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

  • UW Information Session: Tuesday, May 22, 4:30pm, Allen Library Auditorium
  • Please RSVP (though drop-ins are welcome)

Who should attend?  Undergraduates planning ahead for graduate school AND incoming first-year PhD students (US citizenship or permanent residency is required)

What fields are included?  Applied physical and biological sciences, math, and engineering (“applied” is broadly construed; get additional details about applicable fields at http://hertzfoundation.org/fellowships/fields).

What will be covered at the info session?  Dr. Vincent Holmberg, Hertz Scholar alum and faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Floris van Breugel, Hertz Scholar alum and Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Biology and the e-Science Institute, will share their insights, advice, tips and answer questions for current and future applicants. Join us to learn more and dispel myths about this opportunity for seniors wishing to pursue PhDs, and first-year grad students, in any of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

What does the Hertz Fellowship provide?  A cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend up to $32,000/year for up to 5 years, the research freedom to pursue their PhD, and mentorship and counsel through the lifelong community of peers.

AUT18: URBDP 480 Planning as a Profession

This course provides an opportunity for students to meet and interact with professional planners. You will hear first-hand the experiences of post graduation, current projects, and lessons learned in the process. Guest speakers have worked in both the private and public sectors in Washington and across the world. Students will be able to discover the skills needed for each representative field of planning while exploring possible career paths.

  • 1 Credit
  • Fridays 12-1:20
  • Gould 110
  • Questions? Email David Blum at blumedw@uw.edu

2018 Husky Help and Hope (H3) Walk

On May 19th from 11 am – 3 pm, Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA) and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention are hosting a 2-mile walk that will start at Sylvan Grove and wind through some of the most beautiful parts of the UW Seattle campus to provide a journey of hope and strength.


The H3 Walk is a UW Seattle campus and community-wide annual event aiming to offer support to survivors of suicide, commemorate those we have lost to suicide, and break mental health stigma. Mental health organizations from UW and around Seattle will be tabling to provide their resources at the event.

The event is FREE and dog friendly. We will have food, inspirational speakers, musical acts, and a drawing for prizes provided by our sponsors. We hope you will join us.


To register for the walk, click here.

To volunteer for the walk, click here.

To view and share the Facebook event page, click here.


If you have any questions about the walk, please email hspa@uw.edu

Job Opportunity with T Bailey

T BAILEY is searching for a high energy Assistant Project Manager to join our face paced collaborative field construction project team to provide support to Project Managers. Some of the functions Assistant Project Managers preform are: identifying project phases and elements, preparing cost estimates, generate and track Requests for Information, create and update job schedules, process and track project submittals, coordinating with outside engineering and much more. Successful candidates in the past have had backgrounds in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, project management and construction.

This position would be a good fit for an individual that is early on in their Project Management career and is looking to grow their skills towards being a Project Manager. T BAILEY is a diversified heavy-civil/industrial general contractor with expertise in construction earth/utility/concrete work, tank and steel erection and heavy plate/structural fabrication with an emphasis on storage tanks. We provide very competitive wages and a generous benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical insurance for employees and dependents, holidays, paid vacation and one of the best safety programs around.

T BAILEY is a drug free equal opportunity employer.

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CET 585 in Autumn Quarter

CEE graduate students:

Transportation faculty, Professor Jeff Ban is forwarding the revised course description (below) for his class CET 585. He says, this graduate level class will also be appropriate for some undergraduate seniors. 

Autumn 2018:  CET 585

CET 585 Analytic Methods in Transportation II will be offered in Autumn 2018 by Prof. Jeff Ban (T/Th: 8:30 am – 9:50 am, SLN 12085). The course has been completed redesigned, although it has not been updated on the online description. Graduate students and interested seniors are encouraged to register.

The course will focus on optimization methods and applications in civil engineering systems especially in transportation systems. The course will consist of three major parts: (i) theory/method: basic concepts and algorithms of network flow and linear/nonlinear optimization; (ii) tools: Matlab/Python toolboxes to solve optimization problems; (iii) applications in civil engineering systems especially data analytics methods that deal with emerging data in transportation and other civil engineering disciplines. The redesigned course can better equip students with needed optimization skills that are in great demand (especially when dealing with “big data”) in transportation and other civil engineering disciplines.

If you have difficulty registering, please submit online  CEE add code request form.

2018 ACRP Graduate Research Awards- Apply Now

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), a program of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, offers $12,000 Graduate Research Awards that include mentoring by national experts assigned by the ACRP, facilitation of access to ACRP resources, an expense-paid research presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, DC, and publication in the Transportation Research Record.  Students must be supervised by a faculty member and be attending an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. or Canada.  U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible as are students who have an active student visa throughout the award period.

The application is made on-line with components including a research proposal, faculty advisor commitment, resume, transcripts, writing sample and other elements.  Applications are due on May 15, 2018.  Ten awards are anticipated for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year.

For more information, visit http://vsgc.odu.edu/acrpgraduateresearchawards .  The program is managed for the Airport Cooperative Research Program by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium based in Hampton, VA.

Job Opportunity with LPD Engineering

Engineer in Training/Design Engineer

Job Summary: the EIT is responsible for the design and drafting of civil engineering drawings for all phases of design including concept, schematic, design development and construction documents. The EIT will provide storm drainage analysis using a variety of modeling programs, and provide engineering assistance to licensed professional engineers as required.

Duties and Responsibilities
This section describes the activities expected to be performed in this position. The duties and responsibilities listed below are not meant to be exhaustive; other duties may be added as required.  Continue reading

Civil/Water Resource Engineer @ R2 Resource Consultants

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Civil/Water Resource Engineer

R2 Resource Consultants, Inc. (R2) is seeking to fill one or more full-time civil/water resource engineer positions. R2 is a multi-disciplined engineering and environmental consulting firm based in Redmond, WA with satellite offices in Vancouver WA and Anchorage AK (please visit www.r2usa.com to learn more about us).

Responsibilities:  We are seeking motivated civil engineers with a strong interest in fisheries, river engineering, and water resource related projects. Desired skills include:

  • Ability to perform basic calculations and design detailing for foundations, steel/aluminum, concrete, and timber structures.
  • Ability to perform topographic surveying, mapping, and perform miscellaneous field assignments.
  • Ability to perform earthwork calculations, quantity take-offs, and cost estimates.
  • Experience and/or desire to prepare design drawings using CAD software, review drawings, and prepare technical specifications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an interest in conducting effective presentations and written report preparation.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD MEP, HEC-RAS, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  MS Project, SolidWorks, MicroStation, and RAM Elements experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a multi-discipline team environment, and the ability to multi-task is essential.
  • Ability and desire for occasional travel, primarily related to project assignments from 1-day to 2-week duration.  Project sites are often remote.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications for our entry level position requires a B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university. An EIT Certification is desirable, with ability to obtain a PE License within four years. Course work in general civil and structural design, geotechnical, and water resource engineering is required, with applicable experience a plus.

Salary:  TBD. R2 offers a competitive benefits and bonus program.

Interested persons please submit your resume with a cover letter of interest to: mail@r2usa.com, and provide contact information for three professional references. 

Closing Date:  Open until filled.