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Welcome to CEE

At the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, we are constantly exploring new ways of advancing engineering science for the betterment of humanity.  Our faculty is comprised of experts in their fields, who through their excellence in teaching and innovative research, inspire us to push the limits of imagination.  Our students are among the brightest and hardest-working, and are not afraid to take intellectual risks in the hopes of making new discoveries that will build a better future.  Our knowledgeable staff is committed to providing quality technical and administrative support, while always striving to improve our School’s programs, facilities, and resources.  It should therefore come as no surprise that our programs are among the top-ranked in the country.

In this website, you will find information about our programs and learn about our cutting edge research, which are focused on three main concentrations of study: Civil Infrastructure, Environment, and Engineering Systems & Management.  You will see how our faculty, students, and alumni are helping to improve the quality of life here and around the world.  You will have a chance to meet our faculty and read about our students’ experiences.  There is an abundance of information here and we hope that it will offer you a comprehensive view of our School.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to the opportunity, one day, to welcoming you in person.


Commencement 2018

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites all their graduates (Bachelor, Master of Engineering, Master of Science and Ph.D. degree holders) and their guests to attend a reception/ceremony immediately following the University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in the Ramin Room, Bartels Hall. No tickets are required to attend, and there is no limit on the number of guests. See here for more information.

Recent News

Keeping the Great Lakes open to swimmers

Ruth Richardson and her team are working on a rapid DNA-based tool for detecting fecal indicator...

Cornell Researchers Hope New Water Contamination Test Can Keep Beaches Open During the Summer

For Ruth Richardson, this is where she says her heart meets her science.

Geotechnical Lab Members win Widera Literature Award

Members of Cornell’s Geotechnical Lab have won the Wideria Literature Award for best paper...

New test could get NYS park swimmers back in water much quicker

Ruth Richardson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, this summer is testing...

With an eye on the sky and roots in NYC and Upstate, “Oculi” art installation opens June 23 on Governors Island

“Oculi”, a temporary public art installation built using disused grain silos, will open to the...

Latest Spotlights

What goes on in there? A visit to Cornell’s Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility

A guided tour of Cornell's CNF, which in 2017 will celebrate 40 years of operations at the very edge of nanoscale science and technology.

Meet the Millers, a Cornell Engineering father-daughter team

Father and daughter Matt and Chaney Miller talk about life as a student and as a professor at Cornell Engineering.