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Pennsylvania State University

CUREE University Representative:

Professor Gordon P. Warn
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng.
The Pennsylvania State University
226B Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802-1408
Tel.: 814.863.2786
Fax: 814.863.7304

CUREE Members:

• Patrick J. Fox
• Linda M. Hanagan
• Maria Lopez de Murphy
• Ali M. Memari
• Tong Qiu
• Andrew Scanlon
• Gordon P. Warn
• Ming Xiao


Sackett Building

The mission of the Pennsylvania State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to prepare students for professional practice, graduate study, life-long learning, societal leadership, and to improve the scientific and technological basis for civil and environmental engineering practice. To fulfill this mission, the Department seeks to provide a high quality undergraduate program with instruction in all the fundamental areas of civil engineering, to conduct a distinguished program of research and graduate study in selected areas of civil and environmental engineering, and to disseminate advanced technical knowledge to engineers, other professionals, and the public.

The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership. We offer the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, an undergraduate minor in Environmental Engineering, and Masters in Science, Masters in Engineering, and Ph.D. degrees in both Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Civil Engineering undergraduate program 14th, the graduate program in Civil Engineering was ranked 16th, and the graduate program in Environmental Engineering was ranked 13th.

More than 400 juniors and seniors are enrolled in the undergraduate program, and approximately 120 students in the graduate program, with about half pursuing doctoral degrees. Our outstanding, award-winning faculty offers a wide variety of courses from freshman to graduate level, encompassing all areas of civil and environmental engineering. We strive to maintain a well-balanced program in which the research, teaching, and service components of scholarship of are integrated into a worldclass education for our students.

Undergraduate Civil Engineering technical areas include:

• Environmental Engineering focuses on the treatment of water, air, soil, solid & hazardous wastes, and the production of renewable energy.

• Geotechnical and Materials Engineering includes the characterization and improvement of civil engineering materials and soils, foundation engineering, geotechnical design and modeling, materials testing and development, pavement design and asset management, and design of sustainable infrastructure.

• Structural Engineering deals with the design or rehabilitation of large public structures, such as bridges, dams, or buildings.

• Transportation Engineering considers the engineering aspects of highways and streets, air transport, fixed guide way systems (e.g., railroad, monorail, or maglev), and ports and waterways.

• Water Resources Engineering includes the areas of hydrology, water resource management, eco-hydraulics and fluid mechanics.

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Graduate Students
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The Pennsylvania State University
Civil & Environmental Engineering
212 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802-1408
Tel.: 814.863.3084 | Fax: 814.863.7304

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