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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Wood Going to Mexico City to Study Effects of Earthquake

Clint Wood will travel to Mexico City this week to study the earthquake’s impact on buildings and infrastructure in the area.

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Civil Engineering Professor Awarded Research Grant

Michelle Bernhardt recently awarded a $40,000 research grant from the National Park Service.

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Department of Civil Engineering Faculty Awarded Federal Research Grant

Civil engineering faculty researchers awarded grant from U.S. DOT

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Civil Engineering Student Presents Research to Army Corps of Engineers

Christine Lozano presents invited talk to panel of engineers.

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Civil Engineering Faculty Recognized by American Society of Engineering

Dr. Norm Dennis recognized at the 2017 Annual Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio

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Former UofA Civil Graduate Recognized by American Water Works Association

Jenny Doyle, Civil Engineering Graduate, highlighted in recent AWWA Connection Publication