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Chair’s Welcome

H. Scott Norville

H. Scott Norville, P.E., Ph.D.



Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Web Page. I have been associated with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering for 25 years. The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering’s reputation hinges on two factors: the quality of our graduates and the quality of our research.

Industry expresses a high demand for our graduates. Employers always tell me great things about the knowledge and skills of our graduates, their excellent work ethic, and their abilities to communicate and work in teams. Our graduates serve in all levels of engineering and management. I am extremely proud of our graduates.

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering conducts its research through the following interdisciplinary centers: NWI - National Wind Institute; WRC - Water Resource Center; TechMRT -Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation; and the Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism. Through these centers, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering maintains a multimillion dollar research budget. The quality of the research is its most important feature. The Texas Tech Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has a worldwide reputation for conducting excellent state of the art research in all areas.

Even though Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty members conduct extensive research, they remain true to their first calling, teaching. They strive to provide excellent instruction in all aspects of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Faculty members maintain an open door policy for students. I think the excellence of our faculty plays an important part in the quality and success of our graduates. I am proud of our faculty.

Over my 25 years, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has undergone many significant changes. Several of the people who made this department great have left. It is my goal as chair to maintain and improve the quality of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

If you are a prospective student investigating our program, welcome. Look it over. We encourage you to apply.

If you are a current student, we hope our web page will keep you informed concerning current activities, course work, application deadlines, and other information.

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