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College of Engineering and Computing

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    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides practical solutions to societal challenges.

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: Water resource group studies biopolymers for rehabilitation of levees and earthen dams

With a deficient infrastructure of water resource projects nationwide, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hanif Chaudhry will lead research to determine if biopolymers can be used to strengthen the structures.

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Faculty Spotlight: CEC team pioneers research to improve railroad crossing navigation

Blocked railroad crossings can affect the time it takes for ambulances to reach emergency situations or transporting individuals to hospitals. But Assistant Professor Yu Qian and his research team are currently developing software to help ambulances navigate around railroad and traffic blockages and avoid delays in response time.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: First-generation engineering student fulfills family dream

Antonia Roman fulfilled a family dream by becoming the third person in her extended family with a college degree, earning a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the College of Engineering and Computing.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: UofSC's support makes Perez's unique path a reality

Ari Perez is now an associate professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. However, he still carries his unconventional Gamecock spirit and love for South Carolina with him.

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Alumni Spotlight: How Casey Lucas helps keep South Carolina moving forward

Casey Lucas has spent her post-graduate career doing everything from designing roadways to managing multi-million-dollar projects. But, it's the impact she's had on the lives of young engineers that's helped her leave a lasting legacy in the Palmetto State.



Upcoming Events

Midpoint in Semester

Thursday, Mar. 3, 2022

Spring Break (no classes)

Ongoing through Sunday, Mar. 13, 2022

Awards Day

Thursday, Apr. 21, 2022

Last Day of Classes

Monday, Apr. 25, 2022

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