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UMD's First Civil Engineering Graduates

Recently, UMD's Department of Civil Engineering graduated its first class of 33 individuals. Dave Nadeau, who was part of that graduating class, talks about his experiences in the program. A third of the graduates, including Nadeau, already have jobs lined up in their field.

UMD'S Civil Engineering program offers four areas of speciality: Geotechnical, Structures, Transportation, or Water Resources. In addition to its undergraduate program, UMD now offers a Master of Science in civil engineering intended for students pursuing a research emphasis and seeking in-depth knowledge in an area within civil engineering.

UMD's Civil Engineering programs are housed in the Swenson Civil Engineering Building which offers state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory facilities. Some of the highlights include: labs in every focus area for hands-on training and student projects, structural strong floor and reaction wall with 2-15 ton gantry cranes, extensive high bay area, hydraulic lab with large-scale flume, construction materials lab, geomaterials lab (soil & rock testing), and parts fabrication lab.

For more information, visit the Department of Civil Engineering website.

Video by Justin Capelle
Text written by Kathleen McQuillan-Hofmann, May 2012

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