Civil engineering has been part of the fabric of the University of Nebraska for more than 140 years, meeting the needs of the state of Nebraska and the country. To meet those changing times, the department has had to evolve and adapt.
To reflect that constant change, the department on Sept. 27 was rebranded as the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, department chair, said the new name better encompasses a greater breadth of the work being done in the department.
“The department name change helps us identify our department as a leader in both civil and environmental engineering research and education. It identifies to our constituents the breadth of activities that take place in the department,” Bartelt-Hunt said.
The department has educational and research emphasis areas that focus primarily in environmental engineering, geotechnical and materials engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering and water resources engineering. Work done by civil and environmental engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is recognized as being among the most impactful in their respective fields.
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