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The base at Diego Garcia may be a feat of civil engineering, but the tiny island itself has an amazing history. “It was an untold story,” said retired United States Naval Commander Daniel W. Urish of the Civil Engineering Corps of Diego Garcia and his time there. “A lot of my comrades on the island […]


Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering

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 environmental engineering with concentration in the area of physico-chemical and/or separations processes. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with concentration in environmental engineering or engineering related field at the […]



The New Bedford Hurricane Barrier is one of the biggest in the world, but will it protect the Massachusetts coast as sea levels rise? No, according to a University of Rhode Island graduate student in engineering whose research paper on the issue won first place from the American Society of Civil Engineers.


New Environmental Engineering Minor!

We are offering a new minor that involves the study of clean water, clean air, waste management, and preservation of resources in ways that minimizes effects to the earth.

Anthony DiGiantommaso

Top Student Receives Two Awards

Anthony DiGiantommaso, a CVE senior ranked as one of the top students in the College of Engineering, was recently awarded two national scholarships, one by the Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust and the other by Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. Anthony is currently a member of Tau Beta Pi and Vice President of […]


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.

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