Message from the Chair
As I begin another three-year term as department chair, I am amazed at the wonderful, talented group of faculty, staff and students with whom I work, and I am thrilled about the successes I have witnessed.
We've seen remarkable interest in the fields of environmental and civil engineering. Currently, our program includes 152 undergraduate, 255 master�s and 71 PhD students. On May 10, 183 students received degrees from CEE. And a few weeks before graduation, some students were formally recognized for their excellent work at annual award ceremonies. The 2017-18 academic year was an active one for our student organizations. We welcomed our own chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. Our American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter once again competed at the Pacific Southwest Conference, placing eighth out of 18 schools overall. Our faculty and staff continue to excel in research. These projects bring to the forefront ways in which our department can help alleviate poverty, aid in disaster recovery and otherwise improve life for people around the globe while respecting natural resources. Throughout this newsletter, you'll receive a glimpse at some of the achievements of our exceedingly talented faculty and student engineers.
We appreciate all your support and encourage you to stay connected with our department. We look forward to continued success and great adventures.
Lucio Soibelman, PhD