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Welcome to CEEM

Welcome to the University of Arizona department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics. As our mission statement affirms,

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.

Discover how CEEM is the place to start your career as an engineer. Read a special welcome from department head Kevin Lansey.


Kevin Lansey and Cac Dao Discuss Microcampus Program in Phnom Penh

On Jan. 13-15, civil engineering and engineering mechanics department head Kevin Lansey traveled with professor of practice Cac Dao to visit the American University of Phnom Penh, or AUPP, to discuss the microcampus program. Lansey and Dao met with AUPP officials Kenneth Dunn, president of AUPP; Nial Farrell, vice president of academic affairs; and Hillary Vance, director of the UA Southeast Asia Program. The group discussed the curriculum for a complete program beginning in Spring of 2018,...

ASCE 2018 Steel Bridge Team Works with Real-World Operations to Refine Design

Thanks to supporters Tucson Electric Power, CAID Industries, J.B. Steel and QuakeWrap, the ASCE 2018 Steel Bridge team has been hard at work over the past year. After developing a design in the fall, the team has been working to turn their concept into a reality and meeting with engineers at Quakewrap to review the design. Quakewrap engineers offered a few insights into the bridge's behavior for the team to consider. The steel bridge team also visited J.B. Steel to tour its fabrication shop...

Amanda Wittenborn Selected for Kiewit's Women's Construction Leadership Seminar

On Jan. 23-24, 2018, at Kiewit's training center in Denver, Colorado, CEEM undergraduate Amanda Wittenborn joined collegiate women from around the country to learn more about leadership and the construction industry at the Women's Construction Leadership Seminar. A Well-Organized Event Led by Remarkable Women I felt extremely honored to participate in Kiewit's Women's Construction Leadership Seminar. After a summer internship in the construction industry, I already had questions about...

Architectural Engineering Program Launches at UA, Gives Students Real-World Insights

The Architectural Engineering Program at the University of Arizona launched in fall 2017 with an inaugural cohort of 14 sophomore students. In this major, students were exposed to principles of architecture such as building design and lighting, and engineering principles such as structures, foundations, construction, mechanical and electrical. Architectural engineering at UA is designed to be more than just theoretical, giving students a taste of what will be expected of them and how their...

Contributions to Nondestructive Evaluation Earn Kundu ASME Accolade

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME, has recognized UA professor Tribikram Kundu for his work in nondestructive evaluation with the 2017 Founders Award, the most prestigious honor of the Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics Division of ASME. The award highlights Kundu’s contributions to the field, from having published 326 technical papers -- 166 of which have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals -- to his five research monographs and two...

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