Vision, Mission

Our goal is to be the preeminent department of civil and environmental engineering worldwide as measured by the quality of our faculty, students, the impact of our scholarly output, and our reputation for excellence.

Vision Statement

We are a large, comprehensive civil and environmental engineering department committed to excellence in education, research, and public service. We believe that our excellence derives from high-quality students and faculty, a dedicated and capable support staff, a collegial and cooperative spirit, well-equipped and maintained experimental and computational facilities, theachievements of our graduates, and research that makes a difference for the engineering community and society at large. Our goal is to be the preeminent department of civil and environmental engineering worldwide as measured by the quality of our faculty, students, the impact of our scholarly output, and our reputation for excellence.

Mission Statement

Our mission is education. We achieve this mission through our teaching, research, and public service activities by:

  • Educating, inspiring, and mentoring future leaders of our profession and society that are prepared to meet 21st century challenges in a global economy.
  • Performing forward-looking research — both applied and theoretical — that will positively impact and improve our profession and society.
  • Serving as a reliable, highly capable resource for society, the profession, and the university through activities in professional organizations, campus committees, consultancy, and continuing education.