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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Professor Receives Grant to Study Aftermath of Mexico City Earthquake

University of Arkansas civil engineering professor Clinton Wood has been awarded a $93,000 grant from the National Science Foundation

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Fellowship to Advance CVEG Professor's Steel Structures Research

Gary Prinz has been awarded a $200,000 fellowship to pursue research related to structural steel performance during earthquakes


Civil Engineering Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention from Ford Foundation

Sean Salazar, civil engineering doctoral candidate, given the distinction of an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship competition.

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Civil Engineering Academy Welcomes New Members

More than 250 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends gathered April 20 to celebrate the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineering's annual induction ceremony.

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Civil Engineering Student Helps U of A Bring Home National Ranch Horse Title

Kaley Collins, civil engineering student, helped take Ranch Horse team to winners circle.

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Civil Engineering Graduate Students Earn Top Spots at Transportation Conference

Taslima Akter and Magdalene Asborno awarded top honors in from the Missouri Valley Section Institute of Transportation Engineers

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Civil Engineering Professor & Global Campus Coffee Break

Andrew Braham, associate professor for the Department of Civil Engineering, Invited to Talk Civil Engineering & Pavement Rehabilitation

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Maritime Transportation Center Receives Additional $1.4 Million Grant

The Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center is a Tier 1 university transportation center based at the University of Arkansas

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Civil Engineering Alumni Campaign Gift Creates Scholarships

University of Arkansas alumni Robert “Wayne” Jones and his wife, Joanne Jones, of Fayetteville are supporting future engineers and artists with a $200,000 planned gift.

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AACE Charter Member Passes Away

Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineering Charter member, L. Carl Yates, passed away April 1, 2018

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CVEG Graduate Student Wins Poster Competition

Civil Engineering Doctoral Student, Airam Morales, wins student poster competition at AAPT Annual Meeting.

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Civil Professor to present research in CWE 2018 Seminar

Dr. Panneer Selvam to present research in International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering

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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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Director of CTTP Leads Committee to 2018 Blue Ribbon Award

Stacy Williams, director of the Center for Training Transportation Professionals, led outreach committee to TRB 2018 Blue Ribbon Award

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Hernandez Awarded Young Professional of the Year

Sarah Hernandez awarded the MOVITE Young Professional of the Year Award