Why wait for graduate school to participate in cutting-edge research? Interested undergraduate students may take an active role in hands-on research experiences under the supervision of faculty. Challenging investigations will put your classroom knowledge into practice as you solve real-world problems. Civil engineering students and faculty have taken part in constructing wastewater treatment plants, envisioning more secure dams, troubleshooting and repairing bridges and increasing the efficiency of the nation’s rail system.
Civil Engineering research at the University of Kentucky seeks to provide solutions to the complex challenges facing humanity such as aging infrastructure, increasing climate variability, dwindling resources, and increasing urbanization. In response to these challenges, research in the Department of Civil Engineering supports the planning, designing, and building of a resilient and sustainable world.