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Microplastics may increase riverbed sediment movement, erosion
Penn State students win overall at civil engineering
NASA-funded student team builds microwave system to smelt metal on the moon


Microplastics may increase riverbed sediment movement, erosion

Five engineering student teams honored in national airport design competition

Vikash Gayah named interim director of Larson Transportation Institute

Farshad Rajabipour named interim head of civil and environmental engineering

Media mention: ‘Here’s what worries engineers the most about U.S. infrastructure’



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Bryce Jordan Center
1:00–6:00 p.m.

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About the Department

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The Penn State Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is internationally recognized for excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement. Our undergraduate and graduate students are prepared to meet the future challenges of society.

All of our graduate programs are ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report. The graduate program in civil engineering is ranked No. 19, and the graduate program in environmental engineering is ranked No. 21. 

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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