CEI Mission

The Civil Engineering Institute is a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Virginia since 1989, with the purpose of assisting the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering program of George Mason University. The objectives of the Civil Engineering Institute include:

  • advising on curricula changes to keep the program on the leading edge of the professional practice;
  • providing liaison with the business community for teaching and advising;
  • assisting in internship placement for students;
  • assisting in securing nationally-recognized faculty by raising private Eminent Scholars endowments; and
  • fundraising for scholarships, student activity support, and academic program assistance to supplement that provided by the university.

Membership in the Civil Engineering Institute is open to private companies, public agencies, and individuals, who are committed to the importance of investing in engineering education. Members join because they are committed to:

  • building the CEIE Department;
  • developing relationships with CEIE faculty, students and industry;
  • expanding and sustaining student scholarships and education; and
  • partnering with GMU and industry leaders in providing employment opportunities.

In return, Civil Engineering Institute members receive the following benefits:

  • special invitations to attend student and visiting lectures;
  • special access to CEIE students and alumni and recruiting events;
  • recognition of members as CEIE Department supporters on the CEIE website;
  • invitations to social events organized annually by CEI Board Members and Committees; and
  • opportunity to earn a seat on the CEI Board of Directors.

By participating in a variety of CEI and Volgenau School of Engineering activities — academic, leadership, educational and social — companies become integrated into the fastest growing and most quickly advancing civil engineering program in the Washington DC metropolitan region. Join, for your sake and the students’.

Membership CategoryAnnual Dues
IndustryLess than $5 million in annual revenues
More than $5 million in annual revenues
Public ServicesThose serving populations under 25,000
Those serving populations exceeding 25,000