Civil engineers use mathematics and the pure sciences of biology, chemistry and physics to solve environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources problems. Civil engineers are involved in both the design and construction of facilities that affect all aspects of human life.
Andrea Giorgi Bocker ’80, engineer of construction for the George Washington Bridge
“I learned that the way to build something like the George Washington Bridge was to study civil engineering. It became my quest. My worst day in construction was better than my best day anywhere else. There’s always a surprise, good or bad, and always a problem to solve, which is what engineering is all about.”