US News & World Report's rankings for 2017-2018 has all of our programs, graduate and undergraduate, ranked in the top 3 spots. Our graduate program in environmental engineering has held the #1 spot for the past 8 years; civil engineering has been in the top 2 for the past 14 years. Our undergraduate programs in environmental engineering and in civil engineering are among the top 3 schools every year.

Our doctoral program tops the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Research Snapshot

Environmental Engineering PhD candidate, Rabia Chaudhry, is collecting samples from a municipal wastewater facility utilizing membrane bioreactors. These samples will be analyzed for pathogenic virus concentrations (adenovirus, norovirus and hepatitis A virus) to better understand removal mechanisms in the membrane-based wastewater treatment process. Kara Nelson is the faculty advisor.


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Professor Seed will speak on "Making the Most of Disaster: From Forensic Investigations and Research to Changes in Policy and Practice."
Interview with Professor Emeritus Bea on the potential infrastructure failure of the Oroville Dam.
Distinguished alumnus and former chair of CEE’s Advisory Council, Robert Wadell established the Robert P. Wadell Endowed Fellowship for Civil Engineering Innovation.  
Twenty-nine students competed in 4 divisions. E&PM master's student, Ana Corina Perez, was recognized with the 2017 Merit Award for her efforts in the Integrated Project Delivery division.
A TU delegation, including President Zhong, met with EVCP Christ to further the two institutions' partnership, research collaborations, and CEE's student exchange program.
Lizzie Blaisdell Collins (CE MS '05) was acknowledged for her entrepreneurial spirit in earthquake risk mitigation and management.