Our Students' Stories

Students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) flourish in our small, tightly-knit department. Our faculty know our students and help guide them to take advantage of the many and varied opportunities available to them at the university and in the Washington, DC area.  Read our students’ stories—and imagine your own.


Madison Healy




Madison Haley

Madison was active with the GW chapter of Engineers Without Borders and participated in the chapter’s project in India, among many other activities.  Read Madison’s story.

mark arnoldy
Mark Arnoldy

Mark Arnoldy went on many campus tours during his college search. However, after his tour of GW, he knew he'd found a university with exactly the right mix of qualities for him, and he was attracted by the chance to live in the heart of the District of Columbia (DC). “It’s hard to beat your freshman dorm being steps away from the White House”, he said about Thurston Hall.  Read Mark’s story.


Louise Lu



Louise Lu

Louise recalls her internship, study abroad experience, and research opportunities, but also appreciates the CEE professors and students, and the family feel of the department.  Read Louise’s story.