Feature Stories

More than 100 years ago, our department started with only two faculty and a small but dedicated group of students. Today, we are one of the largest, most extensive civil engineering departments in the nation, with more than 10,000 living alumni, over 1,000 students, and over 60 faculty members. Even though we are top ranking and large in size and stature, we make it a priority to connect with our students and to foster a sense of community.

These stories illustrate both why our graduates are sought out by industry, government, and academia and why our research programs continue to improve the quality of life for many.

Dr. Ben Hodges is helping Austin improve one of its treasured hangouts and saving endangered salamanders.

Professor Desmond F. Lawler's op-ed on drinking water treatment.

Researchers develop effective and economical method to identify pathways of exposure to harmful chemicals.

Program links undergraduates with a graduate student mentor conducting research in their field of interest.

Alumna Mary Lou Ralls Newman gives back through international outreach.