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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.


Hunter Brown Receives 2017 DBIA Distinguished Student Leadership Award

The Design-Build Institute of America awarded Hunter Brown, a senior in CEEM with an emphasis in construction, its 2017 Distinguished Student Leadership Award in November. Brown helped establish the DBIA-UA chapter in fall 2016, and has served as president in the chapter’s first two years. With his help, the DBIA-UA chapter has competed in multiple design-build competitions, including the 2016 and 2017 DBIA Nationals and the UA Student Union Rooftop Garden. With Brown as liaison to UA ASCE...

UA Design-Build Team Selected as DBIA Western Pacific Region Finalist

For the second year in a row, a University of Arizona design-build team was among the nine regional finalists in the 2017 National Design-Build Student Competition sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America, or DBIA. The team, Wildcat Architecture & Engineering, included civil engineering and engineering mechanics majors Max Simon, Gabe Mitchell, Blair Kessler and Alayna Roberts, and architecture major Lydia Roberts. The team received a grant from DBIA to attend the National DBIA...

Construction Student Ana Rapalo-Padilla Invited to ASCE's Construction Institute Student Days

Ana Rapalo-Padilla, a senior in civil engineering construction and Sundt intern, represented the UA at the American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Construction Institute Student Days, where she and her teammates became the 2017 CI Student Days National Champions.

Civil Engineering Professor, UA Engineering Students Test Science Diplomacy Skills

In September, Hassan Vafai, research professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, organized a trip to Washington to give three students a chance to put their negotiation skills to the test at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Engineering students Leah Kaplan, Andisheh Ranjbari and Stephanie Zawada were among 32 participants -- including students, postdoctoral researchers and professionals from more than 16 countries -- selected by the AAAS...

Construction Engineering Management Students Win Scholarships

Five students from the UA civil engineering department’s construction engineering management emphasis gained real-world knowledge of the construction industry over the summer. Tina Johnsen and Kevin Burruel won the $3,500 Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship, an award designed to further students’ interest in construction and heavy civil engineering. Kyle DerHaag received the $2,000 Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarship, which was established to support education and promote the design and building of...

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