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Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio

Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio

Quantification of Utility System Interdependencies »


ENERGY & WATER SUSTAINABILITY INTEREST: Several identified electives for this course are no longer being offered.  Contact Jim Blackburn blackbur@rice.edu, the Director of the Minor, to determine appropriate substitute courses.  CEVE 323 or 479 should be substituted for the discontinued CEVE 322 required course. CEVE 323 Detail Link ; Course Catalog Link

Fall 0215 - Nov. 12-Dec. 20th: Send an email Dr. Rob Griffin @ rob.griffin@rice.edu
Spring 2016 - Jan.3rd forward: Send an email to Dr. Dan Cohan @ cohan@rice.edu

GRADS: Professional master’s degree (MCEE) interest? Apply here. Minimum requirements must be met. See webpage for complete details. Deadlines:
***Fall 2016 Cohort: Sunday, February 1, 2016 

UNDERGRAD ADVISING SESSIONS: Mon. 11/9 & Wed. 11/11 4-6 PM, Ryon Lab 112
CEE Faculty, ASCE & ChiEpsilon Leadership on hand to help!

GSA "End of Fall Semester Trip to St. Arnold’s Brewery" -- December 4th, 5PM
Graduate students will caravan over to St. Arnold's Brewery for happy hour.

GSA "2015 Poster Session" -- January 22nd, 3PM, Location TBA
GSA holds an informal poster session for ALL CEE students and faculty.  Practice your "poster talk" for upcoming conferences or general research "elevator pitch" with other students and faculty.  Refreshments and snacks will be available.

CEE alumni receive REA recognition>

CEE alumni receive REA recognition

Jeff Taylor '80 and Elle Anderson '01 lauded for their environmental engineering accomplishments

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In modern society Civil and Environmental Engineers serve as master builders, environmental stewards, and integrators of solutions to complex challenges to sustain and improve the built and natural environment so that later generations will have an ever improving quality of life.  

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University will enhance the sustainability of infrastructure systems and supporting natural resources that are challenged by societal and environmental changes and extreme events.  These critical and emerging challenges will be addressed through innovations to improve infrastructure resilience and the efficiency of water and energy use; integration of complex system analysis to enhance risk assessment and mitigation; and multidisciplinary solutions for infrastructure renewal.   

From the research laboratories to the classrooms and beyond, we will train a new generation of civil and environmental engineering leaders with the knowledge of current best practices and the creative agility to advance the field into the future.