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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction News

The civil engineering program includes in-depth study in areas from environmental engineering to water resources. The construction management program serves the educational, research, and service needs of the construction industry by focusing on a blend of topics related to both the engineering and the management sides of construction.

Current Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction News

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

illustration of two alums
People | April 27, 2022

Doa Meade Ross and Colby Pellegrino are two grads tackling water issues in Nevada.

professor and student during research presentation
People | April 26, 2022

Through research and advocacy for her students, engineering professor Jacimari Batista helps address Nevada's natural resources issues.

illustration of woman surrounded by mountains and lake with mermaids
People | April 26, 2022

A journey over the Hoover Dam set the stage for alumna Camille Touton, now serving at the highest levels of government, to dedicate her life to protecting the nation’s waters.

UNLV student canoeing in Lake Mead
Campus News | April 25, 2022

Regional competition challenges schools to engineer concrete canoes, test them at Lake Mead.
 

engineering students surveying on campus
Campus News | April 13, 2022

Civil engineering students from 12 universities – including UNLV – put technical, design skills to test during competition April 14-16. 

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction In The News

Las Vegas Sun
March 30, 2022

U.S. News & World Report recognized 23 UNLV programs, including 13 from the William S. Boyd School of Law, in its annual list of top graduate and professional schools.

PBS
February 18, 2022

After more than six months, Governor Steve Sisolak announced an end to Nevada’s mask mandate. In January, the Omicron variant spurred a surge in coronavirus cases but since a peak in mid-January cases have steadily been declining. 

Vegas Inc
December 27, 2021

Broadbent & Associates Inc., an environmental, water resource and civil engineering firm, expanded its team with the addition of Taylor Musarra as a project engineer and Will Wiggins as water/wastewater division manager. 

Nevada Business
November 19, 2021

Broadbent & Associates, Inc. (Broadbent), a full-service environmental, water resource, and civil engineering firm, is expanding their Las Vegas team with the addition of Taylor Musarra as a new project engineer.

KNPR News
November 4, 2021

If you look at the drawing board, the future might be here for transportation in Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 20, 2021

Most people think it’s natural to see a new home constructed from scratch on its own lot. But not Paolo Tiramani, chief executive of modular home manufacturer Boxabl in North Las Vegas.

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Recent Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Accomplishments

June 16, 2022
Rithesh Shivuni, Sabrina Moore, and Shashi Nambisan (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) co-authored the presentation “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Speed Feedback Signs in the City of Las Vegas." Shivuni and Nambisan presented it at the 2022 Institute of Transportation Engineers Mountain District’s annual meeting in…
June 14, 2022
Rithesh Shivuni (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), the immediate past president of the UNLV student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), accepted the ITE Mountain District’s 2022 Outstanding Student Chapter award this month at the district's annual meeting in Boise, Idaho. The district covers eight…
June 13, 2022
Shashi Nambisan (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction and the Transportation Research Center) received the Institute of Transportation Engineers Mountain District’s 2022 Outstanding Educator award, which was presented at the district’s annual meeting held in Boise, Idaho, earlier this month. He was nominated for this award by…
May 9, 2022
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) delivered a presentation at the Modular Buillding Institute (MBI)'s 2022 World of Modular Conference in San Anotonio, Texas, last month. The presentation included some of research findings on innovative technology and approaches for modular construction, including but not limited…
March 31, 2022
Meena Ejjada (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has been selected for the prestigious 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Chemistry. This year's council has selected 600 most qualified young scientists from 91 countries to participate from June 26 to July 1 in Germany. As a young scientist attending this meeting, Ejjada will…
March 21, 2022
Jin Ouk Choi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and his research on modular construction were featured in episode 38 of "Inside Modular" (the Podcast of Commercial Modular Construction) by Modular Building Institute (MBI).