Mission

Civil engineering undergraduate students at a construction site on campus

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is committed to excellence in educating the next generation of leaders in our field. The mission of the department is to educate students through teaching and hands-on experience and prepare them for rewarding careers in the practice of civil and environmental engineering. The department will continue to offer unique opportunities enabled by our innovative research and teaching activities, geographic location in the Nation’s Capital, and active participation of diverse, high-quality faculty and students. The department will cultivate innovative thinkers with a global prospective afforded through unique international experiences that will allow our graduates to make an impact in society and engage in lifelong learning.

Vision

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will strive to achieve national and international recognition for innovative research and effective teaching methods in undergraduate and graduate education. Graduates will become global leaders in innovative planning and design of infrastructure to support sustainable water systems, built environments and intelligent transportation systems. The department will maintain a productive, collegial and collaborative environment for students, faculty and staff.

News

Professor Claudia Marin to Lead NSF Convergence Accelerator Team

Thu, October 8, 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Claudia Marin, Ph.D., P.E. is leading a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Convergence Accelerator team to develop an Intelligent Surveillance Platform for Damage Detection and Localization of Civil Infrastructure. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Marin a $760,000 grant over nine months for Phase I of a two-phased project through the NSF Convergence Accelerator program which is a highly competitive program designed to leverage a convergence approach to transition basic research and discovery into practice. Architecture Professor Bradford Grant will be contributing to the research alongside Dr. Marin.Read More >>

Assistant Professor Jeseth Delgado Vela Collaborates on Wastewater Testing for Coronavirus Levels

Wed, June 3, 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Jeseth Delgado Vela is part of a team of researchers from North Carolina State University, Rice University and the University of Southern California who are collaborating on nationwide efforts to monitor SARS-CoV-2 viral particles in wastewater. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus responsible for causing COVID-19.Read More >>

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