About

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

As one of the top-ranked programs nationally and internationally, we are proud to offer research and educational programs in civil and environmental engineeringgeological engineering, and environmental chemistry and technology. We have over 600 undergraduate and 150 graduate students currently enrolled in our department and more than 7,000 alumni worldwide. Our distinguished faculty are leading innovative research that impacts water resources, energy systems, roads and bridges, infrastructure and more around the world. Our mission is to transform society through the creation, application, and transfer of engineering knowledge. As a result, we continuously strive to implement new and innovative methods to educate and inspire our students to become future leaders on professional, community, state, nation, and world levels.

Celebrating 150 Years of CEE Badger Engineering

Join us as we celebrate 150 years of engineering excellence in 2020! Throughout the year, we will be highlighting significant achievements and milestones of the CEE Badger Engineering community. From founding faculty to groundbreaking research and distinguished alumni, we’ll take a look back at the people and moments that bring the Wisconsin Idea to life and illustrate what it means to be a Badger Engineer. And with an eye on the future, we’ll explore growth within the CEE department and how hands-on educational experiences are preparing our students to overcome new engineering challenges.

Reconnect with the CEE Department and network with the community during these upcoming events:

ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference (April 2-4, 2020) and ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition (June 13-15, 2020) – For the first time in campus history, the UW-Madison CEE Department and the ASCE student chapter will host both the ASCE regional and ASCE national competition. Hundreds of participants from across the country are expected to attend for hands-on educational experiences that build leadership and project management skills. Donations, sponsorships, and volunteer support are essential to ensure the success of these events. Click here to explore sponsorship opportunities and benefits. Click here to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

UW-Madison CEE Alumni Gathering (June 13, 2020) – View the ASCE Concrete Canoe Nationals display, meet Department Chair Bill Likos, take a tour of Engineering Hall and check-out new facilities as you network with fellow CEE alumni. Contact Amanda Thuss to have your name added to our alumni email list for the latest information on this event.

24th Annual CEE Golf Outing (September 11, 2020) – Hit the links at Pleasant View Golf course for a day of networking and fun with CEE alumni and industry partners! This event helps us raise important funds to strengthen the CEE student experience through hands-on education. Click here to register and explore sponsorship packages.

Engineers’ Day Luncheon (October 30, 2020) – Join us as we honor distinguished members of the CEE Badger Engineering community and their accomplishments during a luncheon at Blackhawk Country Club. Additional information and a link to register will be available in August. Contact Amanda Thuss with questions or to have your name added to our Engineers’ Day email list.