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In new roles, researchers drive transportation information, knowledge and practice at UW-Madison

The Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has named two longtime staff members to key leadership roles within the organization. The TOPS Lab deputy director…

Jordyn Benn, Anna Cardinal, Caitlin Piotrowski, and Claire Steines

Innovation in CEE Competition offers new solutions and opportunities in civil engineering

The third annual Innovation in CEE Competition was a success with four unique and interesting project presentations. Sponsored by The Boldt Company, Innovation in CEE fosters student involvement and imagination…

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Steps to success in CEM: Gerarden reflects on her path from UW to the construction industry

When Sarah Gerarden first came to UW-Madison, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to focus on as an engineer. Research currently underway in the UW-Madison Civil and Environmental Engineering Department…

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Engineering faculty earn Research Forward grants for collaborative projects

College of Engineering researchers are leading three projects and assisting in six others that have earned funding through the second round of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Research Forward, a program…

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Beyond your degree: taking the FE exam as an undergrad

Senior year of college is a busy and exciting time for students. Graduating as an engineer, you will want to make sure you are doing everything you can to prepare…

Pictured left to right: Jeff Russell, Hussain Bahia, and Bill Likos

Dr. Hussain Bahia retires from UW-Madison

Vilas Distinguished Professor Dr. Hussain Bahia will retire from UW-Madison this summer. Dr. Bahia (pictured center) joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in 1996 after serving at the Asphalt…

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Geological engineering spotlight: Sydney Klinzing reflects on undergrad research and student life

A native of Monona, Wisconsin, Sydney Klinzing became familiar with UW-Madison at a young age. Campus events including the UW-Madison Engineering Expo and Saturday Science at the Discovery Building piqued…

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Study: Liquid brine clears roads faster

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) lab have found liquid brine in water highway maintenance cleared the state’s highways faster, provided better friction on roadways…


Hicks named 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar

Andrea Hicks, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar. Hicks is a leading expert in using life-cycle assessments to determine the overall…

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Hicks explores whether the climate is right for turning CO2 into plastic

Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Andrea Hicks has received a Scialog Negative Emissions Science Team Award to study how plastic could help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.