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College of Engineering and Computing

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UofSC is at the forefront of research and education on intelligent and sustainable infrastructure. Our cutting-edge research aims to discover knowledge and provide practical solutions to societal challenges. Our educational programs aim to train the engineers of the future; engineers capable of designing innovative solutions with far-reaching societal impact.

Department Highlights

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Research Spotlight: UofSC scientists model how the COVID-19 virus might travel, settle indoors

In this age of COVID-19 concerns, what’s the safest indoor environment? One without humans, of course. In a practical world the answer lies partly in understanding how the virus moves and where it lands in indoor spaces because airflow and surfaces are important routes for transmission of COVID-19.

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Faculty Spotlight: Huynh receives High Value Research award for research on road signs

Nathan Huynh was selected for a Supplemental High Value Research award for his “Sign Life Expectancy” research. His work will save SCDOT thousands of dollars annually in sign replacement costs while ensuring that road signs are still safely visible at night for South Carolina’s drivers.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Andrea Ogunleye shares her GLD experience

Andrea Ogunleye graduated in 2019 with leadership distinction in professional and civic engagement and global learning. The college was able to sit down with Andrea to hear her thoughts on the GLD experience and the benefits it provided her.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Katlyn Knopf and Railway Research at UofSC

In this video, Katlyn Knopf, recent recipient of the Art Worth Memorial Scholarship awarded by AREMA Committee-4 Rail, shares her research as a civil engineering MS graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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Alumni Spotlight: How Lisa Muzekari is breaking down barriers for female engineers

Lisa Muzekari is the first female shareholder in the 73-year history of Thomas and Hutton and was named one of the 2019 Women of Influence by the Columbia Regional Business Report.



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