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Professor Hannah Blum poses with a hard hat on a sunny fall day.
January 10, 2023

Blum takes not one, but two awards home: McGuire and Terry Peshia

Hannah Blum, an assistant professor and the Alain H. Peyrot fellow in structural engineering within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded both the 2022 McGuire Award…

UW Crest with engineering background
November 11, 2022

Rethinking space: Wisconsin counties team up with UniverCity to reimagine facilities

For Wisconsin counties, planning for future buildings can be like a giant jigsaw puzzle. They require strategizing, acquiring financing and property, and listening to community input. Through partnerships with UniverCity…

2022 NCEES awards ceremony (left to right): Jan Kucher, Andrew Baker, Kris Cotharn, Adam Wehking, and Mark Oleinik.
November 10, 2022

Senior Capstone Design Course for Civil Engineers Wins 6th NCEES Award

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison proudly accepted their sixth Engineering Education Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying…

UW Crest with engineering background
November 2, 2022

Award-winning alumni return to campus for 75th Engineers’ Day

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will mark its 75th Engineers’ Day on November 4, 2022, by honoring 14 accomplished and inspiring alumni from a wide array of industries. The annual celebration…

UW Crest with engineering background
October 31, 2022

Zak Koga: 2022 Early Career Award recipient

Zak Koga BSCEE ‘08Co-founder, Karben4 Brewing We are honoring Zak as a civil engineer and entrepreneur who leveraged passion, business acumen and project management skills to found and grow a…

UW Crest with engineering background
October 25, 2022

John Kissinger: 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient

John Kissinger MSCEE ’83 (BSCE/SE ’79, UW-Milwaukee)President and CEO, GRAEF We are honoring John as an executive who has advanced technology in structural engineering and fostered a work environment that…

Two women engineers giving thumbs up from on top of a crane tower.
October 11, 2022

Field engineering internship brings concepts to life for CEM student Elyse Miramontes

Internships and co-ops are often the first opportunity students have to apply what they are studying in class to the real word. They provide important hands-on experience, especially for future…

UW Crest with engineering background
June 23, 2022

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
June 21, 2022

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…

Sarah Gerarden
June 14, 2022

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…