Features & Announcements

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Dr. Farhadi wins NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Leila Farhadi will use her CAREER award to study the links between the terrestrial water, energy, and carbon cycles that play a key role in Earth’s climate.

2019 R&D Showcase CEE winners

CEE winners of SEAS Student R&D Showcase

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) congratulates the CEE student and faculty mentor winners of the 2019 SEAS Student R&D Showcase.


GW Transportation Program wins GigabitDCx Challenge

On February 12, GW’s Transportation Program won the first GigabitDCx Challenge after developing the framework for “Road Vision” (RV), a video traffic detection and information sharing app.


HTNB engineers visit CEE undergraduates

On January 25, a group of professional engineers from the bridge design group of HNTB (Chicago, IL and Washington, DC) gave a presentation to CEE students at the invitation of Dr. Majid Manzari and Dr. Sameh Badie.

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The Arc of an Idea

Dr. Silva has developed a hypothesis about a novel shear wall design that he believes will mitigate damage from earthquakes, thereby decreasing the number of buildings that have to be closed following an earthquake. He will soon begin testing his design in the Science and Engineering Hall’s high bay.

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A winning combo: GW's high bay and a donor gift bring great research to life

A generous gift from CEE alumnus Nicholas Paleologos helped equip the high bay and make possible the research that Dr. Sameh Badie’s team is conducting for the National Academy of Sciences.

Innovation Challenge

Innovate to help Puerto Rico

Join the SEAS Innovation Challenge and develop creative technological solutions to help meet needs in Puerto Rico. The entry deadline is January 8.

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SEAS receives $300k Clare Boothe Luce Program award

Female sophomore students in SEAS are eligible for one of the four research scholarships that will be awarded this year. Funding for each scholarship will total $37,250. Find out more and apply.

High bay

President LeBlanc visits first indoor bridge constructed at GW

GW President Thomas LeBlanc, accompanied by Provost Forrest Maltzman, Dean David Dolling, and CEE Department Chair Majid Manzari, visited GW’s high bay facility on November 16 to see the load testing in progress on GW’s first indoor bridge.


The Promise of Photo-Catalysts

Is your drinking water safe? That question usually causes people to think of problems with lead, nitrate, or other conventional organic or microbial contaminants.

Traffic & Granular Flow 2017 Conference

CEE hosts the 12th Traffic and Granular Flow Conference

The conference was attended by approximately 100 people from more than 10 countries, and participants presented 103 papers in 14 lecture sessions and two poster sessions.


Driven by Safety Concerns

Imagine if we were able to commute on accident-free, congestion-free highways.


ASCE Virginias Student Conference

On March 31-April 2, fourteen schools from West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia traveled to George Washington University's campus to participate in the annual Virginia's Student Conference and Competitions.

New Professor

Dr. Arzhang Angoshtari joins CEE as an assistant professor

Arzhang Angoshtari joined SEAS on March 1, as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CEE Thomas Hunt

CEE Senior’s Summer Intern Experience Profiled in GW Today article

Nearly eight years ago, George Washington University rising senior Thompson Hunt built a 3-foot tall replica of the famed Sears Tower—now Willis Tower—out of thousands of Legos.


American Concrete Institute Fall Convention

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Convention Committee invites GW students to participate in the ACI Fall Convention, which will be held October 26-30 at the Washington DC Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW.

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Professor Hamdar Featured on CNN

On Wednesday January the 29th, Professor Hamdar was interviewed by Mr. Brian Todd on CNN. Professor Hamdar gave his insights on the Atlanta Traffic Breakdown.

Solar Decathalon

Team Capitol DC Places 7th in Worldwide Solar Decathlon

CEE was part of Team Capitol, which built the Harvest Home for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon held last October.

Azim Eskandaian

Spotlight on Dr. Eskandarian's Research

Aired on local TV, this video features Professor Azim Eskandarian of CEE, spotlighting his research in automotive safety.