Feature Stories

More than 100 years ago, our department started with only two faculty and a small but dedicated group of students. Today, we are one of the largest, most extensive civil engineering departments in the nation, with more than 10,000 living alumni, over 1,000 students, and over 60 faculty members. Even though we are top ranking and large in size and stature, we make it a priority to connect with our students and to foster a sense of community.

These stories illustrate both why our graduates are sought out by industry, government, and academia and why our research programs continue to improve the quality of life for many.

Eleven alumni inducted into Academy of Distinguished Alumni for outstanding achievements and contributions to society.

Students use innovative "computer game" to learn how to design more environmentally friendly roads.

CAEE alumni investigate blast distress after the deadly explosion that forever changed a small Texas town.

Three graduate students develop and test new solutions to the complex problems surrounding the nexus of cities, water, and energy.

Dr. Ben Hodges is helping Austin improve one of its treasured hangouts and saving endangered salamanders.