Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Mission Statement                                                   

As a department that celebrates human diversity, we advance civil engineering knowledge, solutions, and practices through research and education of civil engineers who...  

  • have a balanced, integrated, and state-of-the-art education 
  • are creative, independent,  and practical thinkers
  • are world-class leaders, designers, and entrepreneurs.
     

NEWS AND EVENTS

Ali Attar, Civil and Environmental Student Worker (ALI IS Graduating as a MIME STUDENT THIS SPRING), shows his senior design project with co-workers on friday, april 26, 2019.

Project Description:  Soft robotics is an area of robotics in which robotic actuators are made of soft, compliant materials. Because of their high flexibility, soft robotic actuators can replicate biological movements that are difficult for a typical robot to perform. A proof-of-concept project was developed to test different 3D printable materials that could possibly be used for soft robotics. To accomplish this, our team created a functional, 3D printable pneumatic grasper design then compared the performances of our design printed in different flexible materials. The results of the materials’ performances were tabulated in a matrix that offers insight into choosing the best material and printer properties for the needs of future soft robotics applications.

Team Members (from right to left): Ali Attar, Joseph Treece, Brendan LaScola, Austin Williams

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sam and ali    We will miss Sam and Ali!  Good luck to both of you.

Several of Sam's Bahama photos:

Sam traveled to Abaco Island, Bahamas and stayed there from the May 9-18. They all traveled to a variety of different reefs such as: Baker’s Reef, Rocky Point, Sandy Cay, Mermaid Reef, Fowl Cay, Snake Cay, South Inlet, and various Patch Reefs. 

 Sams photos   Photo of Grey Angelfish

bahamas trip   Photo of a Blue Parrotfish.

 sam bahama           Photo of a Green Sea Turtle

The Bahama trip was "a faculty-led educational, field study course experience which included 10 students and 2 faculty members (Dr. Bridgeman and Dr. Turner) to the Bahamas.  There, they examined coral reef ecosystems and fish species throughout various reefs around the area.  This trip and field study lasted from May 9 to May 18."

 
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DR. DORA LOPEZ AND WASTEWATER ENGINEERING STUDENTS GO ON-SITE TOUR AT BAY VIEW WASTEWATER PLANT ON SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2018

 

LISTENING TO MARK STOFFAN AT THE BAY VIEW WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN TOLEDO.
  Bay View students
A FLAME CAN BE OBSERVED AT THE TOP WHERE EXCESS METHANE IS BEING FLARED INTO CARBON DIOXIDE.
 Bay View Visit
AERATION/SEDIMENTATION POND.
 Bay View

DR. PICKETT AND THE UT STUDENTS HELPED THE MIGRANT STUDENTS PERFORM SIMPLE HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES, THAT ILLUSTRATE PRACTICAL EVERYDAY APPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/ENGINEERING/MATH.

The activities included:

  • Polymer Science, making silly putty
  • Environmental Engineering, model contaminant flow into a river
  • Conservation of Energy, construct and fly rockets

Migrant-Delta workers

Delta Workers - children 

Delta Migrant Serv. 

Last Updated: 6/6/19