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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U.S. Transportation Honors Civil Doctoral Student with Innovation Award

U.S. Department of Transportation honored Joseph Daniels with the Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering award (RAISE)

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Civil Engineering Student Tests the Waters in Panama Canal

Juan Andrés Martínez Castro puts engineering skills to work in home country of Panama.

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Civil Engineering Students Awarded Research Grants

Congratulations to all Civil Engineering Students for Their Research Accomplishments!

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Civil Engineering Research Associate Recognized as One of 2018 Most Influential People

Frances Griffith recognized as one of the Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry in 2018.

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Julian Stewart, Civil Alumni & Longtime Benefactor, Passes Away

Julian Stewart, one of the University of Arkansas' most active alumni volunteers, passed away on Christmas, surrounded by loved ones.

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Civil Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships to Improve Arkansas Highways

The Arkansas Good Roads programs awarded scholarships to Colton Horn, senior from Subiaco, and Kevin Weston, junior from Benton.

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Hernandez Awarded Young Professional of the Year

Sarah Hernandez awarded the MOVITE Young Professional of the Year Award