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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.

We are looking for a sponsor for Homecoming 2015. If you are able to help, please contact Therese Lane at 520.621.6563 or theresel(at)


Centennial Award Winner Marla Smith-Nelson Featured on the Today Show

Marla Smith-Nilson on the Today Show in September 2013.Marla Smith-Nilson, an advocate for clean water in the world’s impoverished areas and the 2007 winner of the Centennial Outstanding Young Alumni Award, was featured on the Today Show. The segment, which aired September 2013, honored women who are making a difference in the world. A 1991 CEEM graduate, Marla’s time at the UA was busy, as she held a consistent GPA, served as President of the ASCE student chapter, and traveled across the...

UA CEEM Professor Receives Attention from National Media

Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, founder of the Metropia app.Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, professor of transportation engineering here at the U of A, has received attention from national media thanks to his startup app, Metropia. Fast Company, the world's leading progressive business media brand, featured Dr. Chiu's app on their website earlier this week. Metropia is designed to reduce car traffic by suggesting alternative methods of transportation to users by means of location services.  The users are incentivized...

CEEM Prepares for 10th Annual Homecoming Celebration

The CEEM department is already hard at work planning our annual homecoming BBQ. Traditionally held in the Civil Engineering courtyard, the BBQ features music from local bands, delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and bratwursts, and, of course, the alumni, visiting a campus that was once very much their home. This year, CEEM will celebrate 10 years of homecoming tradition and fun. The festivities to commemorate this exciting milestone are already underway, and CEEM hopes to see you all there to...

Civil Engineering Recruiting and Mentoring Request from CEEM Head Dr. Kevin Lansey

Dear UA CE Friends and Alum, I’m writing to ask your help to improve undergraduate Civil Engineering recruiting.  Although engineering enrollment at the UA is increasing, Civil Engineering is lagging after a significant drop in 2009-11.  Students did not see their opportunities in our field and this perception is difficult to change.  We are working on that by presenting real data, such as we have exceeded 80% placement of our grads in jobs or graduate school prior to graduation for the...

CEEM Alum Elected as ASCE Fellow Grade

 On June 25th, Civil Engineering alum Ken Cooper, PE, LS, was elected as Fellow Grade in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Cooper’s professional accomplishments and participation in the organization were recognized by his peers, who voted him into the honored position. Mr. Cooper graduated in 1986 with a BSCE. On behalf of CEEM, we wish him the best of luck and congratulations on his accomplishment.  

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