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

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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.

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"A" Mountain

Article from UA History website, and may be found here.It was a sensational 7-6 Arizona football victory over Pomona College on Thanksgiving Day, November 6, 1914, that led to the building of the "A" on Sentinel Peak, west of Tucson.In what was doubtless a burst of enthusiastic pride for his alma mater, Albert H. Condron, a member of the 1914 team and a civil engineering student, suggested to one of his professors that a class assignment be made to survey Sentinel Peak for the location of an "A...

ASCE: Woodson is New President-Elect; 22 Other National Officers Elected

Congratulations to CEEM Alum Mark Woodson for his new office position!---Article from ASCE website, and may be found here.Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE, president and owner of  Woodson Engineering & Surveying, Inc., of Flagstaff, Arizona, which he founded in 1994, has been elected ASCE’s new president-elect by its members. Woodson, whose 43-year involvement with the Society began as a student at the University of Arizona, has served as ASCE’s treasurer (2007-2009), director for...

Emeritus Regents Professor Awarded Honorary Professorship

Dr. Chandrakant Desai, CEEM Emeritus Regents Professor, was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Nottingham, U.K. The title Honorary Professor is appropriate only for someone worthy of a Chair position at the University or the equivalent, i.e. someone very eminent in their field.  Nominations for serving academics from other world leading universities (whether in the UK or abroad) may be considered only if they hold professorial positions within those institutions....

UA-Developed Mobile App to Help Drivers Steer Clear of Traffic Headaches

Article from College of Engineering website, and may be found here.The Smartrek app, developed by the UA's Yi-Chang Chiu, is set to launch this month in the Los Angeles and Phoenix metro areas. The Smartrek app uses advanced traffic prediction and vehicle routing technology, combined with user rewards, to give drivers the best suggestions for avoiding traffic while helping reduce traffic congestion.When we suddenly realize we're stuck in highway traffic, we usually ask ourselves why didn't we...

UA Civil Engineers Blast-Proof New UN Headquarters in Beirut

Article from College of Engineering website, and may be found here.Rabih Hajjar stands in the U.N. building in Beirut as contractors apply blast-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer to the interior wall. (Quakewrap photo) When UA Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Mo Ehsani’s company, QuakeWrap, was awarded a contract in fall 2013 to blast-proof the United Nations headquarters in Beirut, a travel ban threatened to stymie the project.QuakeWrap was contracted to retrofit the newly constructed U.N...

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