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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.


Undergrads Earn 3rd in Traffic Device Challenge

UA Department of Civil Engineering students Garrett Anderson, Vincent Morello and Lindsey Willman earned third place in the national Traffic Control Device Challenge for their project "The Pima County Split-Face Marker." The 2017 competition, sponsored by the American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Transportation Research Board, invited students across the country to develop traffic control device designs, ideas, enhancements and standards to support advanced vehicle technology,...

WCLS Builds CEEM Students' Confidence

In late September, undergraduate Lissette Flores and recent alumna Rosa Juvera joined 48 other collegiate women interested in construction and engineering at the Kiewit Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar in Omaha, Nebraska. There, they learned more about the construction industry, leadership skills and the diverse opportunities open to women in the field. Flores and Juvera have reported back to the department on their experiences, which Juvera called "inspiring and reassuring.

Chiu Takes Part in $15M Federal Transportation Grant

Associate professor Yi-Chang Chiu will lead a team investigating the efficacy of subsidies, carpooling and vehicle-sharing business models in helping transit operators improve users' mobility, as part of $15 million multicampus grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Portland State University's Transportation Research and Education Center will administer the grant and use it to expand its National Institute for Transportation and Communities program, of which the UA is now an...

CEEM Celebrates Stellar Homecoming 2016

Halloween weekend was also a full Homecoming weekend for the UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics. The festivities on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, included the College's 53rd annual Engineers Breakfast, the department's biannual Centennial Lecture, the dedication of the Nowatzki Lecture Hall and the 11th annual CEEM Homecoming BBQ. On Friday, alumna and clean-water advocate Marla Smith-Nilson delivered the 2016 Centennial Lecture. In it, Smith-Nilson, founder...

UA Design-Build Team Selected as Regional Finalists

In an impressive first showing, the new University of Arizona design-build team were among nine regional finalists in the 2016 National Design-Build Student Competition held by the Design-Build Institute of America. The DB Wildcats team – composed of civil engineering undergraduates Luis Flores, Robert Melvin and Nicholas Tritz and architecture students Tasanee Durrett and Kevin Yingst – contended against 30 other teams to demonstrate design-build best practices by planning the construction of...

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