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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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We are currently looking for sponsors for Homecoming 2015. If you are able to help, please contact Therese Lane at 520.621.6563 or theresel(at) For more information on Homecoming, please see Links of Interest. To RSVP for CEEM's 10th Annual Homecoming BBQ, please click here.


CEEM Ph.D. Student Awarded APTA Scholarship

Andisheh Ranjbari, CEEM doctoral student, has been awarded the Parsons Brinckerhoff Jim Lammie Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded by the Directors of the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF).  Andisheh was ranked 2nd out of all the applicants from states across the nation and was invited to the awards presentation to be held in San Francisco on October 6th. The ceremony, “Celebrating Tomorrow’s Leaders: Leadership APTA & the American Public Transportation Foundation Awards...

Sundt at 125: Creating a Legacy of Landmarks

  Sundt was recently featured on commemorating 125 years as a company. Sundt has long served the Tucson community and the University of Arizona alone features 54 Sundt company projects. Sundt celebrated its 125 years with a showcase of its top innovations.To access the original article, please click here.For more information about Sundt and its top innovations, please visit

Dr. Tribikram Kundu Receives Prestigious SHM Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Tribikram Kundu, professor of Engineering Mechanics and Structures, was recently awarded the Structural Health Monitoring Lifetime Achievement Award. The prestigious award, which was created for individuals in the SHM community who has advanced state-of-the-art through research, technology, education, and service to the community, was presented to Dr. Kundu at the 10th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring. Dr. Kundu’s many contributions to structural health monitoring...

Young Engineers Partake in CEEM's Summer Engineering Academy

     Participants of the Summer Engineering Academy pose with their Popcicle stick bridges.The department held a summer camp event for high school students as part of the Summer Engineering Academy program. The program took place July 20-21st, 2015 and was led by structural engineering faculty Dr. Hongki Jo and four graduate students, Melvin Dyan (Structures), Ming Chen (Transportation), Mohamad Sadat (Geotechnical Engineering), and Michael Potucek (Water). The team led the students in various...

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...

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