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About the Department

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State University is a welcoming and diverse community that provides excellence in education, innovative research, and impactful service to achieve the highest quality of life for all through sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems that protect and restore the natural and built environment. Established in 1881, CEE is internationally recognized for excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement, and for the preparation of our undergraduate and graduate students to meet the future challenges of society.

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The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084