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Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering's comprehensive programs are future-focused and founded on UA's long tradition of excellence. Civil engineering is one of UA's oldest programs, offering many specialties. Students work with the latest materials and technologies to design buildings, develop transportation networks, and enhance environmental systems for a sustainable world.

UA Engineering Student Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Fellowship

A University of Alabama engineering doctoral student was awarded a national fellowship with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Gabi Willis, a civil engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded a fellowship with the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. This program, which is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, includes a $5,000… Read more

In The News: Driverless shuttles gain steam in Michigan

After Michiganders tested the first wave of driverless buses, the greatest gripe was the lack of music. “There’s this clear trend where people were not commenting on the autonomy at all,” said Kelly Bartlett, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s policy adviser for autonomous vehicles. “One of the main reactions people… Read more

Sources: grbj

UA civil engineering students place in national contest, adviser wins award

A team of University of Alabama students placed in the top five at a national competition in civil engineering and their faculty adviser won an award for his contributions to education. Sumedh Sharma, Daniel Bridi Valentim and Gabi Willis made up UA’s team for the 2018-2019 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Big… Read more

In The News: Scientists may now be able to predict forest die-off up to 19 months in advance

Within months, millions of trees had been lost statewide—a massive die-off whose seemingly abrupt onset left researchers like Mukesh Kumar shaken. “It really caught our eye,” recalls the University of Alabama ecohydrologist. “We couldn’t understand…why the trees died so suddenly.” Read more

Sources: PBS, SciGlow, NBC (Huntsville), Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Scitech Europa

In The News: University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is safer, less congested and more environmentally friendly. By dotting the roadways in west central Alabama with sensors and cameras, utilizing… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter, Wired Focus

In The News: USA professor sets ambitious goal to improve wastewater infrastructure in rural Alabama

For years – 13, to be exact – Dr. Kevin White has been on a mission to improve wastewater management infrastructure in portions of rural Alabama. The $755,761 grant came about largely because of a summary paper White and co-author Dr. Mark Elliott, assistant professor in the University of Alabama… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer

In The News: UA to lead study on farming in Deep South

The University of Alabama is set to lead a study on farming in the deep south, specifically irrigation-fed farming. According to The University of Alabama, that practice of farming isn’t as common in our region compared to the rest of the country. The study will focus on the impact of that style… Read more

Sources: NBC 13 (Birmingham), Business Alabama, WVUA