A civil engineering professor from West Virginia University and one of his former students, who is now on the faculty at Marshall University, have teamed up to create a cost-effective bridge construction system for short-span steel bridges.Read Full Article
Two professors at West Virginia University claimed top honors at the state section meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers.Read Full Article
For the second straight year, researchers at West Virginia University have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to study the use of composite materials for pipe design and gas transport.Read Full Article
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
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.