It's easy to say that our graduates make the world a better place, but it's also easy to show.

Civil and environmental engineers make water clean, remove pollutants from our world, create safe solutions to transportation and structural problems. In a world with more people and limited resources, engineers become the problem solvers. Learn about our alumni successes:

Libby Coleman '16

Chatham, New Jersey

Libby's dream is to design and manage sustainable building projects. She is currently studying for Green Associate accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. "My hope is that eventually my work and accomplishments will contribute toward a societal conciousness about how we build and alter our infrastructure," Libby says. She has found plenty of support at CEMS, especially from faculty member Donna Rizzo. "Her strong personality and clear passion for not only the course material but also for the education of her students was inspiring to me," Libby says. She urges new students to take advantage of faculty office hours and participate in a a study group. Close relationships with faculty and fellow engineering students helped Libby get into her dream graduate program. She's pursuing a master's degree in Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • CEO Ken Pidgeon '84 says this VT company looks for grads who are "passionate and who are drivers"

    CEO Ken PidgeonPidgeon took his UVM success and applied it to local problems. Read more about applying your engineering degree.

What's next for our graduates?

Karine Manuelson working on a machine in a lab


Success of Women in Engineering

Three of the most competitive engineering awards in the state were granted to women in 2014, all University of Vermont alumni. UVM and the state of Vermont are doing their part to demonstrate that women can find success and have rewarding careers in the field. Read about Growing Success of Women in Engineering


UVM Senior Cadet Kaelyn Burbey Receives Top ROTC Award

Cadet Kaelyn Burbey, a senior in the University of Vermont’s Honors College majoring in environmental engineering with a math minor, has received the ROTC Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award, given annually for achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects. Read more about Cadet Burbey