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Our Culture

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We create sustainable solutions for cities, communities, and nature to thrive.

Our Core Values

Innovation and Impact

We encourage creativity and curiosity to inspire innovation in our rigorous research and our education practices. We adapt and evolve to ensure we achieve measurable impact.

Diversity and Inclusion

We celebrate and embrace our diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and views. We strive to support an equitable environment where every member of our community has an opportunity to succeed, and where these values are infused in our teaching, research, and engagement.

Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity

We are passionate about our collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to our mission. We aim to provide a collegial environment where we support each other in co-creating knowledge and solutions.

Excellence and Integrity

We pursue excellence in all that we do. We are committed to honesty, respect, and transparency in our conduct, communication, and research practices. We are accountable for our actions and for the culture of our department.

Stanford University

IDEAL Initiative

Stanford University has a campus-wide initiative, which serves as the focal point for our efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion—in our own communities and also in the research and teaching programs that extend Stanford’s impact far beyond our campus.  

School of Engineering

Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

We strive to create a nurturing, welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs. 

Doerr School of Sustainability

Diversity Is a Core Value

We aim to build a community that reflects the demographics of our society and that values empathy and well-being along with academic and professional achievement.

Stories & Voices

Learn more about Civil & Environmental Engineering from our faculty, students, alumni, and staff.