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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.


Students Explore Water Conservation Balance at Aqualibrium Competition

Students from St. Cyril of Alexandria Middle School participated in the Aqualibrium Arizona water network design challenge April 19-20 at the UA. Under the direction of civil engineering graduate student Chris Horstman, 80 students from the school experienced this hands-on engineering activity, which explored where the students’ water comes from, what civil engineers do, and the importance of conserving this valuable resource in an arid climate. Though international collaboration with the...

UA Civil Engineering Alumna Receives 2017 DBIA Scholarship

Congratulations to recent civil engineering graduate Lissette Flores on receiving the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Western Pacific Region College Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes construction students with academic ability and demonstrated interest in the design-build process. In addition to the $4,000 scholarship, Flores and nine other scholarship recipients traveled to Newport Beach, California, for the May 18 DBIA Awards Ceremony. “The DBIA event was amazing," Flores said...

UA Offers Civil Engineering Learning on a Global Scale at Microcampuses

International students now have opportunities to obtain degrees in civil engineering and other disciplines thanks a unique UA venture called “microcampuses.” A microcampus is created when a partner university allows use of its physical campus and classrooms, and provides a designated space for the UA. This is much more cost-effective than building a new infrastructure abroad. “We are going to gain financially,” said department head Kevin Lansey in an interview with “But we...

CEEM Students Design Student Union's New Rooftop Garden

The University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center will be a lot greener come fall 2017, thanks to the efforts of civil engineering undergraduates Nic Tritz, Robert Melvin and Raul Moraga.  The three students, along with teammates Daniel Gillespie and Brian Caplan, took first place – and $1,000 each in food court vouchers – in the UA Rooftop Garden Competition to design desert-friendly rooftop and mall-side gardens. The gardens will provide food for the Student Union's food pantry and...

CEEM Students Take 1st in PSWC Design-Build/Construction Competition

On April 7, members of the new UA chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America joined forces with the UA chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers to dominate the 2017 PSWC Design-Build/Construction competition at the ASCE Pacific Southwest Conference in Irvine, California. This was the first time the event was offered at PSWC, ASCE's regional conference for 18 student groups in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. The competition (PDF) required a 24-page report with project...

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