Civil and Environmental Engineering News


18FQ CEEGR 1000 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Site Visit


First-year students enjoyed SKANSA site visit to the Multi-Purpose, 2+U (2nd Avenue and University Street) Building in nearby downtown Seattle.

18FQ CEEGR 2500 Residential Design Hands On Lab Activity


Five teams of students worked on light wood framing all quarter, 4 of the teams each built a wall and 1 team built the floor with later labs adding components and finishing touches.

18FQ Environmental Stewardship Event


Environmental Science and Civil Engineering faculty and students came together on a Saturday in October to remove invasive species and plant trees along the Duwamish River.

CEE is the 2018 Recipient of Another Two NCEES Engineering Awards for Connecting Professional Practice and Education


The 2018 project winners were (#14) Ross Dam Intake Access Bridge Repair, sponsored by Seattle City Light and (#15) Culvert Replacement to Provide Fish Passage, sponsored by Snohomish County Public Works. Since the inception of these awards in 2009, CEE has been among the winners most every year, and in many cases, winning an unprecedented two awards in one year. 

Pictured here from left to right are CEE faculty Project Advisor Joshua Pugh, CEE Senior Design Project Coordinator Nimmy Gnanapragasam, and CEE faculty Project Advisor Mark Siegenthaler.

Pictured here from left to right are Jorge Lara Alvarado*, Emily Graham, and Ariella Dean, all hard at work as usual in the Student Lounge. *Deontes a two-time recipient.

Congratulations to our CEE 2018-2019 Bannan Scholarship Recipients


The Bannan scholarship program honors Thomas J. Bannan, a leader in manufacturing, commerce, engineering and applied sciences, and a man with a deep commitment to Seattle University. A student must be an undergraduate junior or senior to be eligible for a Bannan scholarship, with a full-time major in the College of Science and Engineering. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have a demonstrated commitment to serving both the university and the greater community.

Senior Design Team CEE 18.1 Wins 1st Place at the Annual EWRI Congress in Minneapolis


The WSP sponsored Student Design Competition aims to provide learning opportunities for undergraduate senior students in solving real-life infrastructure problems and developing practical yet innovative solutions prior to entering the industry. Students must submit a project summary, and submissions are reviewed by a panel of industry experts. The top teams are invited to compete at the annual EWRI Congress.

Pictured here from left to right are Evan Russel, Kristen Nakaoka, Lawrence Paltep, and Jillian Gayler who won 1st place for their presentation on Sugarload Well Corrosion Control Preliminary Design Project for Covington Water District.

Pictured here from left to right are Danny Shaw, Kirsten Hooper, Sam Garcia-Birginal, and JP Wallis.

CEE Students Win 2nd Place at the WA ITE 2018 Student Competition


The team of students were advised by CEE faculty Phillip Thompson and placed 2nd for their plan to improve safety at the intersection of E Marginal Way and 16th Ave S in Seattle.

SU Hosts the 2018 Order of the Engineer Ceremony


CEE faculty Nimmy Gnanapragasam has promoted the Order of the Engineer induction ceremony for the past 17 years and has officiated it at SU for the past 8 years to graduating engineering seniors. The Order of the Engineer is an association for graduate and professional engineers in the United States that emphasizes pride and responsibility in the engineering profession.


Pictured here are the 2018 CEE Order of the Engineer inductees.