Dr. Rebecca Atadero

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Becki Atadero is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. Dr. Atadero conducts collaborative research in the field of engineering education with particular emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion in engineering. She has served as PI on three education related grants funded by the National Science Foundation, and a prior paper by one of her research teams was awarded Best Diversity Paper at the ASEE Annual Conference in 2015. She also conducts technical research with civil engineering and construction management graduate students. She and her students study ways to extend the safe and useful life of existing structures, particularly concrete bridges, through enhanced inspection, management and repair techniques. This research has been funded by the Mountain Plains Consortium, a USDOT University Transportation Center, and the Colorado Department of Transportation. She teaches courses in structural engineering such as reinforced and prestressed concrete design and civil engineering materials to upper division undergraduates and graduate students. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education, particularly enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in engineering
  • Inspection, management, and renewal of existing structures, particularly bridges
  • Interaction between social and physical infrastructure, policy


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Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering B211
Phone: (970) 491-3584
Fax: (970) 491-7727

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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. 2002, Colorado State University – Civil Engineering
  • M.S. 2004, University of California at San Diego – Structural Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2006, University of California at San Diego – Structural Engineering