Hema Siriwardane, professor of civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University, has been named interim chair of the department, effective August 16. He replaces Radhey Sharma, who was recently named associate vice president for Global Strategy and International Affairs at WVU.Read Full Article
West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has received renewed accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate programs from ABET, the global accreditor of engineering programs.Read Full Article
Two student organizations at West Virginia University teamed up to participate in flood relief efforts put together by the West Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.Read Full Article
Ronald Eck, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University, was presented with the National Program Achievement Award by the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association. The award is presented to an individual in recognition of their dedication, leadership and effectiveness in promoting the goals and purposes of the national Local and Tribal Technical Assistance Programs.Read Full Article
About Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and environmental engineers oversee the design and construction of facilities for society's use. Working with problems that directly affect the health and economic vitality of people and communities, civil and environmental engineers contribute their expertise to such problems as waste disposal; environmental pollution; transportation systems design; water resource development; and the design, construction, and rehabilitation of constructed facilities.
The Department provides educational programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Faculty conduct novel and high-impact research in a number of areas, with several taking the discipline to new levels by incorporating biology and microbiology into their research. Students are incorporating up-and-coming sciences as well as other types of engineering courses into their plans of study.
A civil and environmental engineering degree provides graduates with a wide variety of career options in industry, government, consulting, management, teaching, research, marketing, and sales.
The mission of the WVU BSCE program is to prepare our students for successful professional careers by providing high-quality education through the scholarship of teaching, research and service.