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CEE Project Based Learning (PBL) (Ongoing)

Project History


The primary objective of this project-based learning course is to develop critical thinking and engineering problem solving skills by exploring and proposing sustainable solutions to current civil and environmental engineering problems facing the University of Illinois campus community. This class will help students begin to identify themselves as civil and environmental engineers and prepare them for opportunities for summer internships during their undergraduate studies. Through working on a team project and reviewing other team projects, students also develop professional skills such as communication (written and oral) and project management. The course is primarily for freshmen and sophomores with an objective of engaging them into the broad spectra of challenges and contemporary issues in civil and environmental engineering especially with regard to sustainability and design.

You can see a promotional video for the class here.

Project Team

  • Project Leader:

    Jeff Roesler

    Team Members:

    • Jack Dempsey
    • Art Schmidt
    • Lance Schideman
    • Morgan Johnston
    • Mary Hays


  • Proposed February 11, 2011
    Proposed by Jack Dempsey
    Approved February 15, 2013
    Approved by College of CEE
    Started August 26, 2013
    Started by Jeff Roesler


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