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What Does a Structural Engineer Do? One Student’s Experience in the Accelerated Pathways Program

November 6, 2020

Many of us take for granted the everyday structures that support our lives — the bridges we cross on the way to work, the tall office building we walk by on the way to pick up a cup of coffee, and even the walls that ...

Why I Chose a Ph.D. In Civil Engineering: An International Student’s Story

November 2, 2020

Now, more than ever before, our society has placed increasing demands on the systems and structures that connect us. As technology advances, civil and environmental engineers use their expertise to help protect human ...

7 Reasons SMU's Civil and Environmental Engineering Program is the Best in Dallas, TX

October 28, 2020

The Dallas metropolitan area is one of the fastest-growing in the United States. With its booming community and increased population density comes new challenges. With this in mind, there are more than a few ...

A New Epoch in Engineering: An Interview with Civil Engineering Professor Nicos Makris

September 17, 2020

As society becomes increasingly transient, we need structures that can withstand not only the Earth's natural shifts, but the impact of human action as well. How will transportation systems, buildings, and water systems ...

A Lyle Professor and Lab Manager Battle COVID — One Invention at a Time

June 18, 2020

What do you do with an idle maker space in the middle of a global pandemic? Manufacture medical personal protective equipment (PPE), of course.

My Experience Landing a Job in Academia (as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University)

May 28, 2020

One of the great benefits of earning a doctoral degree, is that your expertise opens you up to a wide variety of professional opportunities. Whether you choose to pursue a career teaching in academia or an academic ...

Beyond the Tenure-Track But Still In the Heart of Academia

May 21, 2020

As a student who is entering or completing a Ph.D. program, you're probably thinking about the kinds of careers you can begin after graduating with your doctorate. Some will choose to enter the professoriate, teaching ...