Civil and Environmental Engineering

Student’s Corner

News, announcements and information for students and about students.

  • Professor Brian Maroney took his class on a field trip!
    Professor Brian Maroney, the chief bridge engineer of the California Department of Transportation’s Toll Bridge Program, took his ECI 130 class on a field trip this summer! Pictured here is the class in the field reviewing actual 3-dimensional truss connections of simply supported trusses and indeterminate trusses. Engineer Chris Traina and contractor CEC accompanied the ...

 


  • CEE annual awards ceremony and ice cream social 2016
    The Civil and Environmental Engineering Annual Awards Ceremony and Ice Cream Social took place on May 18, 2016. This year’s ceremony featured 16 awards, distributed among 28 graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty, donors, staff, and students were in attendance to honor the award recipients and enjoy some ice cream together. Congratulations to our award recipients! Undergraduate Fellowships: Department Citation ...
  • ASCE UCD participates in 2016 ASCE Mid-Pacific Student Conference
    This year ASCE UCD’s project teams were given the opportunity to participate in the 2016 ASCE Mid-Pacific Student Conference hosted by University of Reno, Nevada. Project teams within the UC Davis student chapter including Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Water Treatment, and Geo-Wall demonstrated their civil engineering knowledge and team collaboration through project designs by participating ...
  • ITE UCD places 2nd in Transportation Project at 2016 ASCE Mid-Pacific Student Conference
    The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter placed 2nd in the Transportation Project competition at American Society of Civil Engineer’s Mid-Pacific Conference 2016. The members of this team include Dastagir Baig, Zhixiang Chen, Sara Dowling, Din Hong, Charuni Kurumbalapitiya and Freshta Pirzada. The Transportation Project required student teams to design a cost effective and efficient ...
  • ASCE UCD hosts Civil Engineering Career Fair at UC Davis
    The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at UC Davis partnered with Chi Epsilon and hosted the first Civil Engineering Career Fair held at UC Davis on March 30, 2016. Over 20 companies with specialties in all fields of Civil Engineering attended the event. This provided students the opportunity to network with professionals, discuss future internship ...
  • Geotechnical Graduate Student Society holds open house for industry guests
    Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS) held their 9th Annual Round Table open house for industry guests on Thursday, March 31. There were approximately 40 guests from industry and 10 visiting graduate students who attended this full day of presentations, posters, panel discussions, and a social reception at the ARC. A total ...
  • Geotechnical engineering graduate students present research at Geotechnical and Structrual Engineering Congress
    Some of our geotechnical engineering graduate students just arrived back in Davis after presenting research at the Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress February 14-17, Phoenix, AZ. Professor Ross Boulanger was also honored at the conference for his contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession with the Ralph B Peck award.  
  • UC Davis Solar Decathlon team, Aggie Sol, to compete in U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon
    The UC Davis Solar Decathlon 2017 team, Aggie Sol, has been chosen as one of 16 collegiate teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon. This competition requires each team to design, build and test a highly efficient, affordable and innovative solar home. Read more about the competition here.
  • UC Davis Solar Decathlon team wins 1st place in affordability
    The UC Davis Solar Decathlon team, Aggie Sol, has just returned from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Team Aggie Sol successfuly completed the competition and brought home two first place titles. Team Aggie Sol tied for first place in affordability, by designing a house that cost only $2.49 per square foot.  Team Aggie Sol also tied ...
  • Professor Fabian Bombardelli and CEE graduate students, Holly Canada and Heidi Chou, receive 2015 ASCE Individual Awards
    A CEE faculty member and two CEE graduate students received individual awards from ASCE this year. Professor Fabian Bombardelli received the Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Advisor award, Holly Canada received the Community Service Award, and Heidi Chou received the Outstanding YMF Officer award. Congratulations Fabian, Holly, and Heidi! See below for a complete listing of ...
  • Engineers Without Borders receives Global Engagement Award
    The student group Engineers Without Borders  received recognition from the Division of Student Affairs at UC Davis through the Global Engagement Award. The Student Recognition Awards 2015 website states that, “the Global Engagement Award recognizes a registered student organization that demonstrates a commitment to exposing UC Davis students to global perspectives, promoting cross-cultural awareness, and exploring ...
  • CEE grad students win 1st place for Global Health & Global Impact in 2015 Big Ideas@Berkeley competition
    Civil & Environmental Engineering graduate students Ezequiel Santillan and Kyle Fuller in collaboration with colleagues, Harold Leverenz, Solange Astorga and Lisa Marroquin, submitted a proposal to the 2015 Big Ideas@Berkeley competition. Their project aimed to provide a sustainable disinfection alternative for the effluent of a wastewater treatment plant in Sololá, Guatemala, which is being used ...
  • CEE student, Maria Munoz, featured in Capital Public Radio news article
    Civil Engineering student, Maria Munoz, was interviewed for the Capital Public Radio News article, “Job Prospects Promising for 2015 College Graduates.” Maria Munoz will be graduating this month with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has accepted a job in the San Francisco Bay Area as a field engineer for a general contractor.  Learn about ...
  • CEE annual awards ceremony and ice cream social
    The Civil and Environmental Engineering Annual Awards Ceremony and Ice Cream Social took place on May 15 2015. This year’s ceremony featured 14 awards, totaling in over 62 thousand dollars, distributed among 29 graduate and undergraduate students. A great turnout of faculty, donors, staff, and students were in attendance to support the award recipients and ...
  • Civil engineering students construct bike racks in Arboretum
    Civil engineering students from around the world came together during the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Mid-Pacific Student Conference to showcase their skills by participating in a concrete construction design competition. The concrete construction design competition consisted of building bike racks near the gazebo in the Arboretum. Read more about the competition and view ...
  • UC Davis places 1st overall in 2015 ASCE Mid-Pac Student Conference
    The UC Davis branch of ASCE hosted the 2015 ASCE Mid-Pacific Student Conference on April 2-4, 2015. The competition was stiff, but UC Davis placed first in the overall conference!  UC Davis students also excelled in the individual design competitions; claiming 6th place in Geowall, 5th place in Concrete Canoe,  3rd place in the Transportation Project, 2nd place in Steel Bridge, ...
  • UC Davis to host ASCE mid-pacific student conference
    The UC Davis branch of ASCE will be hosting the 2015 ASCE Mid-Pacific Student Conference April 2-4, 2015. This is an annual conference sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which is estimated to bring 500 engineering students to UC Davis from 15 schools in the Northwestern United States. These students will compete in several design ...
  • Nasim Tajmand receives Energy Improvement Project of the Year Award from ASCE Sacramento Chapter
    From Winter’s Rain to Summer Breeze Evaporative cooling systems are an energy-efficient cooling solution for hot, arid climates. They are approximately 30% more energy efficient than conventional cooling systems. For example, compared to a baseline home with an air-cooled condensing unit, the residential buildings in the western part of the US would achieve annual electricity savings ...
  • Civil Engineering student Ren Bautista wins student logo design contest for Global Food Initiative
    Ren Bautista, a Civil Engineering student from UC Davis, created the winning logo for the Global Food Initiative and will receive $2,000 as a prize. In the article UC names winner of student logo design contest for Global Food Initiative the UC Office of the President writes, “Bautista’s design conceptualizes the initiative’s goal of putting the ...
  • Civil Engineering student Arthur Xu’s article published in US News and World Report
    Arthur Xu, a Civil Engineering student at UC Davis, discusses the challenges of being an international student studying in America in his article “4 Ways Studying in the U.S. Challenges Students” published by Us News and World Report.  Read Arthur’s article by clicking here.
  • Laila Hassen talks about her summer internship at PG&E
    Laila Hassen, a Civil Engineering student, talks about her experience while interning for PG&E in the article, “A Day in the Life of a PG&E Summer Intern: ‘I’ve Learned Something New.” To view the article, please click here. 
  • Watch Diane Moug Discuss Her Research in Soil Behavior
    Diane Moug is a graduate student studying soil behavior at the Center for Geotechnical Modeling at UC Davis.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_KuFZNmWMo&feature=youtu.be  
  • Kaveh Zamani receives Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
    Kaveh Zamani was selected as one of eight graduate students to receive the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for 2014.  Kaveh has gone above and beyond the duties of a graduate instructor this past year. He took part in a two-month seminar series to further develop his teaching skills and he also participated in supplementary teacher training sponsored ...
  • CEE Steel Bridge Team Wins National Competition
    The UC Davis CEE Steel Bridge Team, named “Chrome Ollie,” finished first overall in the 2014 ASCE Steel Bridge National Competition, held at the University of Akron on May 23-24. This event gave Team Chrome Ollie the chance to compete against 49 teams from all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Team Chrome Ollie’s ...
  • CEE Annual Awards Ceremony and Ice Cream Social
    The Civil and Environmental Engineering Annual Awards Ceremony and Ice Cream Social, which took place on May 14 2014, was a success. This year’s ceremony featured 14 awards distributed among 29 graduate and undergraduate students. A great turnout of faculty members, staff members, graduate students, and undergraduate students were in attendance to support the award ...
  • What is Civil & Environmental Engineering
    What is CEE   Reina Gonzoles Smarkel, CEE’s undergraduate advisor,  explains what an engineer does.
  • CEE Steel Bridge Team Wins National Honors
    The UC Davis CEE Steel Bridge Team finished in third place overall at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition finals, held at the University of Washington May 31-June 1, 2013. For more information, click here.

 

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