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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction News

Current Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction News

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Business and Community | May 8, 2019

Nearly 40 student-created engineering projects provide technological solutions to real-world problems; prototypes on display May 9 at Thomas & Mack Center.

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People | April 8, 2019

From UNLV Magazine spring 2019 issue.

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Campus News | March 11, 2019

Thirteen UNLV programs ranked within nation’s top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools.

Portrait Eakalak Khan
People | May 14, 2018

A firm believer in perseverance, this engineering professor hopes to contribute to Nevada’s water conservation efforts.

A student holding his project
Business and Community | December 6, 2017

A pedestrian lighting system, a new pallet design for warehouses, a remote-controlled device that can detect IEDs, and a location-sharing app designed to encourage human interaction among more than 30 projects on display.

woman and man
People | November 22, 2017

Student-athletes reach out to local schoolchildren.

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction In The News

March 12, 2019

13 UNLV programs, including 8 from the William S. Boyd School of Law, ranked among the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report's annual collection of top graduate and professional schools.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 7, 2019

A $1.4 million federal grant is helping keep UNLV’s railroad program on track.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 5, 2019

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has decided against shuttering an Amargosa Valley boarding school after a visit to the facility showed that steps were being taken to ensure students’ safety, a department representative said Monday.

Bloomberg Environment
February 1, 2019

No one knows whether Tom Brady will get his sixth championship ring this weekend or Jared Goff will get his first, but one thing is certain: Both starting quarterbacks, along with the more than a million people traveling to Atlanta for the Super Bowl, will use the bathroom.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 25, 2019

Las Vegas’ brutal summers can sear your skin and cause dehydration or heat exhaustion, sometimes even death.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
October 24, 2018

Hundreds of UNLV engineering students have a chance to launch their careers with a job fair featuring 90 companies Thursday.

Recent Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Accomplishments

June 5, 2019
Jee Woong Park and Sayan Sakhakarmi (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) are the authors of "Investigation of Tactile Sensory System Configuration for Construction Hazard Perception," which has been published in the Jouarnal of MDPI Sensors. Sakhakarmi is a doctoral student.
April 11, 2019
Sajjad Ahmad (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jun Yong Kang (Chemistry) recently were selected for the Barrick Scholar Awards, which recognize UNLV faculty members who have produced a significant amount of high-quality, interdisciplinary research or creative output recognized by scholars and journals within and outside...
March 27, 2019
Daniel Gerrity (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently was awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award. The award recognizes his outstanding contributions to the college through continual research and his contributions to the field of water quality and the re-use of potable water. In the last five years...
March 15, 2019
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that three of its engineering graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News is a global authority in university rankings whose criteria include graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni...
January 31, 2019
Jee Woong Park and doctoral student Sayan Sakhakarmi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a journal, titled "Emergency response: Effect of human detection resolution on risks during indoor mass shooting events," in the journal of Safety Science.  This work was collaborated with Park's past post doctoral researcher,...
January 18, 2019
Numerous UNLV Students won awards at the Media Innovation Hackathon sponsored by the Beasley Media Group in collaboration with UNLV at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Student teams aimed to generate potential commercial products. Winners include: First Place: Converting Radio Waves to Energy. Matias Allieti (Mechanical...