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Engineering the Infrastructure of the Future

You don’t have to look far to see that our nation’s infrastructure systems are in need of rejuvenation. The roads, bridges, waterways, and energy systems that surround ... Read More »

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

CEE Student Inducted as Prestigious Siebel Scholar

CEE PhD student Jingkun Gao was among a select group named as a 2017 Seibel Scholar. MORE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Building the Attractions at Universal Orlando 

Masters student Nairiti Singh (MS ’16) spent this summer at an exciting internship assisting a project engineer at Universal Studios, where she worked on two new attractions. MORE
Monday, September 19, 2016

For One Alumna, a Rare Opportunity on the National Mall

Brittani Grant (BS, MS ’12), a Project Manager at Clark Construction Group, discusses her role in helping to bring the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture to life.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mauter Awarded the Morgan ES&T Early Career Award

Professor Meagan Mauter has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award.  As part of this award, she will give a lecture at the ES&T symposium at the ACS National Meeting. MORE
Friday, September 16, 2016

Constructing Opportunities with CMU Connections and the TOC

Senior Connor Smith (CEE '17) used his networking and interviewing skills to land a summer internship spent his summer internship with Clark Construction. MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Internship: Energy and Stormwater Improvement for Agriculture

E&TIM masters student Pritham Aravind spent his summer working as an engineering intern for the Spices and Vegetable Ingredients division of Olam International. His internship gave him an opportunity to not only work with improving utility use but also work on improving their stormwater management. MORE
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

YES: Mentoring Future Green Leaders

Detroit’s next generation of green leaders: How Bryan Lewis (BS ’13, MS ’14) is working at the intersection of sustainability and social justice.


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Advanced Infrastructure Systems 

Application and exploration of emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), infrastructure systems and associated processes, such as planning, design, construction, facility/infrastructure management, and environmental monitoring.

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Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science

Interdisciplinary inquiry that spans engineering, science, social sciences, and policy which aims to provide skills, analysis tools, and technologies to meet environmental stewardship and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.

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Mechanics, Materials and Computing

Research conducted focuses on the scientific understanding and practical application of the emergent complex behavior of materials.


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US News and World Report Program Rankings

We are proud of how our civil engineering and environmental engineering programs rank as a top engineering program by US News and World Report.

2017 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings

7th for Environmental Engineering Graduate Degree
11th for Civil Engineering Graduate Degree

2017 U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Program Rankings

9th for Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Degree
11th for Civil Engineering Undergraduate Degree