The mission of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) is to teach, conduct research and serve the community through professional development and technology transfer. The CEE pursues excellent teaching by providing quality education that will enable its graduates to demonstrate their technical proficiency, their ability to communicate effectively, their responsible citizenship, their lifelong learning, and their ethical behavior in their career and professional practice. The CEE also encourages activities that enrich the student potential for career and professional achievement and leadership. The CEE is committed to providing graduates who improve the quality of life, meet the needs of industry and government, and contribute to the economic competitiveness of Florida and the nation. The CEE strives to attain a level of research and scholarly productivity befitting a major research university and warranting national and international recognition for excellence.