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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Civil Engineering Staff Member Recognized for Service

Sandra Hancock was recently honored for her 30 years of service to the University and Department

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Drs. Zhang & Fairey awarded NSF Grant

Dr. Wen Zhang and Dr. Julian Fairey were awarded NSF Grant to study biofilm as an overlooked source of N-nitrosamine precursors

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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.