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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.

In The News: Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows

“This is more evidence that shows our mapping system is not working efficiently and we need to fix it to better our understanding about flooding in the United States,” said Dr. Hamed Moftakhari, an assistant professor at The University of Alabama, who studies the threats natural hazards pose to coastal… Read more

Sources: CNN, Yahoo! News, CBS (Dallas), Erie News Now, NBC, MSN, News Dio, Non Perele, The Epoch Times, 7 News Boston

The Roots Run Deep: One Family Continues 90-year UA Engineering Tradition

A similar thread of DNA links the Fuller family to The University of Alabama College of Engineering. From valuing education to their desire to engineer the future, this family has dedicated their lives to innovating tomorrow. Fuller family patriarch Robert G. Fuller first received a business degree from UA in… Read more

Building a Warrior: Young Alumnus Competes on American Ninja Warrior

Continuing in his quest to become the next American Ninja Warrior, an engineering alumnus of The University of Alabama competed in the nationally televised finals of the strength and endurance contest for the third time last September. Casey Suchocki, a 2017 civil and construction engineering graduate, works full time at… Read more

In The News: Stanford Study Shows Dry Air Drives Overlooked Changes In How Plants Drink And Breathe

Predicting plant water needs in a warmer, drier world. Plants drink up much of the water that falls to Earth. They take what they need before releasing it through tiny holes on the underside of their leaves, just as people release water vapor with every exhale. For agricultural crops, this… Read more

Sources: Science Magazine, EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Science Daily

In The News: UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

The University of Alabama has several research projects they hope can prevent the next pandemic. The school plans to invest $100,000 into six UA based research projects involving covid-19. They say it’s a way to better understand the consequences so that people are better prepared to deal if one happens again. Read more

Sources: NBC 13, Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Fox (Dothan), ABC (Columbus, Ga.), Alabama Newscenter, WTVY (Dothan), WVUA, The Tuscaloosa News, Crestview News Bulletin