The faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department are active in funded research activities and thus are in a strong position to support graduate students in conducting world class research in such areas as hydrology, water resources engineering, transportation materials and systems, water and wastewater treatment, hazardous waste decontamination, geotechnical design and geoenvironmental engineering, and structural materials and mechanics.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department maintains the Geotechnical, Environmental, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, and Transportation Laboratories for research and educational purposes. The ATMC facility in Fall River, MA, currently has transportation materials and environmental laboratories assigned to faculty members in the department.
Interested applicants are considered for a Teaching and Research Assistantship based on the applicants academic record. Typical stipends are in the range of $12,000 per year (Teaching Assistants) and $10,000 - $18,000 per year (Research Assistants). Some stipends include free tuition and/or fees. Applications for Teaching assistanship will be reviewed begining March 1st. Teaching Assistantships are usually awarded before March 31st for the following Fall Semester, and Research Assistantships are awarded on a revolving schedule.