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    Research Areas
Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical and Materials Engineering
Structural Engineering and Mechanics
Transportation Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
   U.S. News and World Report Rankings
Civil: 13
Environmental: 12
Civil: 21
Environmental: 23
Undergraduate (Jr./Sr.)
A vision to create a legacy
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State is engaged in a fundraising campaign to create a
$3 million endowment to reestablish and permanently support a program in construction engineering and management (CEM).
Multi-disciplinary in scope, the education of construction
engineers and managers involves civil engineering, environmental engineering, business, finance, and related fields. The heavy and vertical construction industry provides millions of jobs and accounts for a significant fraction of annual GDP in the United States.
Great progress has been made in the first year of the campaign. Over $2 million was raised, including a $1 million gift from The Beavers Charitable Trust and Allan Myers, Inc. to name the endowed professorship and commitments from ten construction companies
as stakeholders. Much of this was accomplished in nine months, attesting to the strong reputation of the department, an exciting vision for the new CEM program, generous donors, and a small group of dedicated volunteers.
The CEM program is expected to enroll 100 to 120 students
at any given time and produce 50 to 60 graduates annually. Moving forward, the department is looking to fill the remaining nine company stakeholder positions by summer 2021. Program stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet and recruit CEM students for internships and permanent positions, participate in student education and other activities, host CEM events, and serve on the CEM Advisory Board to provide strategic feedback.
For more information, please contact Patrick Fox, department head, at or Diontre Earl, director of major gifts, at
In memoriam
Former civil engineering faculty member Ralph Mozingo passed away on May 28, 2020. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State under the supervision of Dr.
graduate levels with primary responsibility for steel and timber structures and finite element analysis. Mozingo conducted research in a number of areas, including analytic work on influence lines and moment distribution, and the theoretical development and testing of innovative timber bridges. Notably, he and his graduate students designed and built the covered bridge located in the Spring Creek Park in Houserville.
Mozingo retired in 1995 after 37 years of service to the University. He is survived by his wife, Ginger, and their son, Ralph D. Mozingo.
CEE programs do well in U.S. News rankings
All of the Penn State civil and environmental engineering undergraduate and graduate programs were ranked highly in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The civil engineering undergraduate program came in at No. 13—an improvement of one spot from last year— and the environmental engineering undergraduate program came in at No. 12—an improvement of five spots from last year. These
are the highest collective undergraduate rankings in the department’s history.
The civil engineering graduate program came in at No. 21— no change from last year. The environmental engineering graduate program came in at No. 23—an improvement of three spots from last year.
   Gerald Gillan. In 1958, Mozingo joined the department as an instructor, teaching a wide variety of courses, and he eventually became
a dedicated faculty member in the structures area. He taught at both the undergraduate and

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