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.

Students enrolled in PUC classes oversee multidisciplinary projects from initial site selection to fund-raising to planning and completion.Team Papua New Guinea completed a solar water pumping system. 

LiDAR mapping allows students to examine natural and built environments across a wide range of scales with greater accuracy.

Students design rainwater collection systems to create a self-sustaining water supply at two campus dorms.

On the front line of innovative development which will apply automated code checking to Building Informational Models (BIM).

CAEE researchers are conducting a study that will help a city rebuild after a string of earthquakes, thanks to a boost from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the government of New Zealand.