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

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.

In recent years, global issues such as drought and the scarcity of natural resources have put a spotlight on two critical resources that make most of life’s daily activities possible: energy and water.

As green renewable energy projects have become more of a global priority, significant advances have been made in the design, analysis, and optimizations of marine propulsors, current turbines and other offshore technologies.

Ph.D. student Hande Gerkus is working on the design of a new sustainable offshore foundation system for offshore wind turbines.