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Welcome to the University of Arizona Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.

Our department's mission statement is:

We are committed to work together and with our constituencies to provide a quality educational experience for our students, to pursue excellence in research, and to serve the profession, state, and nation.

Please browse through our website and discover how CEEM is the place to start your career as an engineer.


CEEM Student Takes Water Conservation Principles to Kids

Middle and high school students around Arizona will have hands-on opportunities to learn about water conservation, engineering and their local water supplies, thanks to civil engineering doctoral student Chris Horstman and Aqualibrium Arizona. Based on an international educational competition, the program began in Oro Valley three years ago. This year, teachers from the ENGR 102 High School course will take it to classrooms across the state.

Alumnus Elmore Named ASCE Fellow

Curt Elmore, who earned MS and PhD degrees from the UA department of civil engineering in 1988 and 1991, respectively, was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a 2016 fellow. Elmore, an expert in the design and study of green and sustainable remediation systems, has served as professor of geological engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology since 2001. A member of ASCE's Environmental and Water Resources Institute, he co-founded the ASCE Margaret S. Petersen...

UA Civil Engineering Alumni at Helm of ASCE

The University of Arizona department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics is celebrating the election of alumna Kristina Swallow as 2017 president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers, close on the heels of 2016 president Mark Woodson. Swallow, who received her UA bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1994, will be the fourth woman elected president of the ASCE since its founding in 1852 and the first to succeed another woman in the position. Woodson earned his...

CEEM Researchers Part of UA's First NSF I-Corps Cohort

Associate professor Jennifer G. Duan and PhD student Jaeho Shim compose one of seven teams in the University of Arizona's first group of National Science Foundation Innovation Corps site participants. Their software, CHRE2D, simulates flood inundation processes, allowing the general public and working engineers to view and track flood impact areas through the internet in real time. The UA NSF I-Corps site program, run by Tech Launch Arizona, offers a three-week course on commercialization and...

Spring 2016 Construction Engineering Management Program Update from Dean Papajohn

The academic year just ended, and a lot has happened in the Construction Engineering Management program at UA. Industry has been extremely engaged with students and the CEM program, and our CEM students have been extremely engaged with industry. This spring we offered a new course, CE483: Construction Cost Estimating, with 27 students enrolled. This course provided hands-on training in quantity take-off and cost estimating for a variety of construction tasks. In addition to a construction site...

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