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Interning for Impact

Jonah Brown’s Contributions to Campus Construction Project This summer, Civil & Environmental Engineering student Jonah Brown is contributing to the construction of the new Applied Sciences building right here on campus in his role as a Project Intern with Okland Construction. Entering his junior year, Jonah is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering to fulfill […]


Dr. Christian Brockmann

Construction Engineering Professor Spotlight From its inception all the way to its recent ABET-accreditation, creating an entirely separate degree for students pursuing Construction Engineering was no small order. To build a bachelor’s degree that would create top-notch employees and leaders for the rapidly-growing industry (8%) would need expertise of a certain caliber. Dr. Brockmann joined […]


Building Upon Our Excellent Engineering Education

New Construction Engineering bachelor’s degree prepares students for a career in high-demand Since 2022, our bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering has been the only ABET-accredited program in Utah. Designed meet industry trends, our program encompasses environmental sustainability and software adoption to prepare the next generation of construction engineers, who currently in very high demand on […]


A Message from Dr. Barber

Join us in Welcoming our New Department Chair – Dr. Tong Qiu Dear colleagues and friends of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, I’m pleased to share that after an extensive national search, Dr. Tong Qiu has accepted our offer to lead as our department chair, beginning July 1. […]


PhD Student Proposes Vision for the Future of Engineering in Utah

Mina Golazad, Construction Engineering PhD student, has been awarded second place in the ASCE Utah Younger Member Forum Scholarship program for her vision of engineering in the future state. Mina’s response to the prompt, “Be Future Ready,” garnered recognition from the ASCE Utah Younger Member Forum. This year’s prompt challenged participants to envision the challenges […]


$1M DOE Grant for Advanced Nuclear Energy Research

Dr. Peter Zhu’s team Plays Key Role in Securing $1M DOE Grant for Advanced Nuclear Energy Research We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Peter Zhu, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his lab have been collaborating with a team at the University of Illinois on a proposal that has just been awarded […]


Spotlight on Excellence

The U’s ASCE Student Chapter Shines Bright at Symposium Every year, the ASCE Student Symposium brings the ingenuity and passion of engineering students together for camaraderie, competition, and shared learning. We’re pleased to report that our student chapter came back from this year’s Symposium with some well-earned accolades, including 2024’s Distinguished Chapter Award and their […]


Tackling Growing Railroad Challenges

Dr. Peter Zhu’s Rail Engineering Proposal Secures Funding for Innovative Research Dr. Peter Zhu, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, recently secured funding to enhance railroad infrastructure safety, resilience, and efficiency. Crafted in collaboration with the University of Illinois, his research proposal has been accepted for funding by the Association […]


Exploring Real-World Engineering:

Engineering Students Spend a Day with Dunn Associates, Inc. Hands-on experience is key to shaping the engineers of tomorrow. Recently, 22 students from the senior course 4900 got that chance to take a site visit to view seismic testing and soil borings. This project, focusing on building expansion and site improvements with a strong emphasis […]


Paving the Way

One Engineering Student’s Impact on Utah’s Asphalt Industry Beatriz Fieldkircher, an engineering PhD candidate at the U, has long been passionate about making a meaningful impact on the world around her. She’s now doing exactly that, though in an unexpected way—by creating better solutions for asphalt pavements. But how did such a broad desire to […]