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College Recognizes Outstanding Students at Annual Scholarship Breakfast

The College of Engineering recognized many outstanding undergraduate students at its annual Scholarship Breakfast.  Among them were the following 30 Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate students.  Congratulations! John J. Hudson Memorial Scholarship Anthony DiGiantommaso Mason Garfield Ryan Conley Katrina Krueger Michael Wilkinson Daniel O. Cargill Scholarship Nick Hetland Marianne Diffin Gene Bucci Family Scholarship Ellie […]


Assistant Professor in Sustainable Structures

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level in structural engineering with concentration in sustainable structures and materials. Anticipated start for the position is August 2016. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with concentration in structural engineering at […]


Joint Lecturer Position

The College of Engineering is seeking a full-time joint lecturer to support the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVE) and Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering (MCISE) in the instruction of engineering mechanics courses including statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, and related courses. Basic functions include teaching 12 credits each semester and preparing student assessment […]


Civil Engineering is Well Represented at this Year’s 19th Annual URI Diversity Week

Three Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty members and a member of the CVE Professional Advisory Board will lead discussions at this year’s 19th Annual URI Diversity Week on Wednesday, September 30th. Dr. Hunter will start the day by moderating a session on “The Value of Students of Color in Addressing the Value of “E” in […]

Gainer Dam

Testing the integrity of a critical dam

If the Gainer Dam fails, 60 percent of the Rhode Island’s population would lack drinking water and flooding could stretch 20 miles to T.F. Green Airport. To test the integrity of the dam, its owner had University of Rhode Island civil engineering assistant Professor Aaron Bradshaw and his students conduct a seismic analysis.

Baxter in Japan

Earthquake Protection

Professor Christopher Baxter is in Japan helping researchers there learn from the 2011 earthquake that killed more than 15,000 people.

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A cleaner river for a Guatemalan village

After three years of effort by University of Rhode Island engineering students, a school in rural Guatemala has what American schoolchildren take for granted: working toilets.

Jessica Damicis

Jessica Damicis: A World Traveler

Before college, Jessica Damicis (’15) never left the country. Today the 23-year-old has traveled to six countries on three continents, lived and studied in Spain, interned in Kenya and built a wastewater treatment system in Guatemala.

jordan refugee camp

Water for Jordan

An international team including civil engineering Assistant Professor Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is developing a better desalination process.


Samuel Osei: A Bridge to Success

Civil engineering alumnus (’13) Samuel Osei applies his classroom training to a vastly important task: making sure bridges are safe for travelers.

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