The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) has formally become the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering (CaSE). This evolution honors our department’s past and preserves its strengths, while also reflecting our continued commitment to pushing the frontiers of civil engineering research and education.
Shifting Focus to Address Future Grand Societal Challenges
The department’s focus has shifted in order to prepare students to address future grand societal challenges for improved safety, security, and resiliency of an increasingly fragile and complex infrastructure under evolving natural and man-made hazards.
Of all the remarkable things engineers do for humanity, none may be more important than the ways in which they improve our resiliency, keeping us safe from the many potential harms the world has in store. Assistant Prof. Thomas Gernay weighs in on how his research in the area of structural fire engineering is helping this effort.