US News & World Report's rankings for 2016-2017 has all of our programs, graduate and undergraduate, in the #1 spot. 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 top ranked every year, often like this year, as #1.

Our doctoral program tops the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Research Snapshot

Professor Kara Nelson inspects a pilot filtration plant as part of a research project to increase the quantity of tertiary treated wastewater used for agricultural irrigation in the Salinas Valley, CA.

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The Academy will induct its Class of 2016 during a banquet at the California Memorial Stadium. Preceding the event will be the CEE Distinguished Lecture by water environmentalist and Stanford faculty member, Stephen Monismith.  
Will apps increase transportation sustainability? How do we future-proof infrastructure? Creating super fertilizers for developing nations?  And how to keep Cal Band marchers from colliding on the field? Feel the impact of Berkeley CEE.
Professor Chow's assignment for Intro to Computing?  Write code to guide Cal's Marching Band in their formations, without colliding.
Professor Mahin's 2010 contest pitting computer modeling vs. shake table tests is featured in a Science article on the powerful machines that help prepare us for disasters.
Cierra Atkinson (CEE MS '12) was one of 34 teachers nationwide to be awarded a Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship. She is committed to teaching earth science and physics to high school students in the US.
CEE faculty member for 27 years and coastal engineering pioneer, Robert Wiegel, died on July 10.  He was renowned for applying scientific principles of oceanography to civil engineering problems in the ocean and along the coast.