What is Civil Engineering?


Civil engineers design and maintain the infrastructure that supports our civilization. The world around us is constantly developing and changing. Cities are expanding, new transportation systems are emerging and natural refuges are being restored. Civil engineers guide this development and supervise complex interactions between nature and technology. In addition to promoting development, civil engineers also study our impact on the environment and develop methods for protecting our natural resources, such as constructing bike and walking paths for cities, finding new methods to produce and use renewable energy, and helping to manage the effects of pollution.


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Dr. Micah Hale, Named Head of Civil Engineering

Micah Hale, professor of civil engineering, has been selected as head of the department. Hale will begin the new position on August 15, 2016.

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Earthquake Engineers Characterize Soil Composition to Improve Bridge Design

A Field Notes video documents the work being done by U of A geotechnical earthquake engineers to characterize soil composition and layering in the upper Delta region of Arkansas.

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Zimmerman Scholarship Aims to Help First-Generation Engineering Students

Charles and Susan Zimmerman of Siloam Springs contribute $250,000 to create scholarship for students who face financial challenges.

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U of A Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

National Science Foundation sponsors mission to document the impact of near-record floods on levee systems with U.S. Corps of Engineers. 




Assistant Professor

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applicants for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level