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The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is ranked in the top 10 accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by the US News and World Report survey, is one of the largest programs in the United States. The Department currently has 50 full-time faculty, 480 undergraduate, and 389 graduate students. The Department awarded the following degrees last year: 255 Bachelors, 125 Masters, and 25 Doctorates. Civil engineers are the principal designers, constructors, operators, and caretakers of many of the constructed facilities and systems that contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed in the United States. The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers educational programs in all areas of civil engineering practice.
The Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech has the Via Scholars Program that awards M.S. and Ph.D. fellowships to prospective students for graduate study in all areas of civil and environmental engineering. The fellowships provide a competitive stipend (up to $36,000 per year for Ph.D. students), full coverage of tuition and comprehensive fees, and funding to cover health insurance needs. Applicants for the fellowship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For more information please contact Ms. Leigh Anne Byrd, Graduate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit this page.
Department Highlights and News
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Lt. Col. Patrick Hogeboom, U.S. Army who earned a degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering in 1994 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the first football game of the season versus William & Mary.
Delegate Thomas Davis Rust, a Virginia Tech Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus, will receive the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Outstanding Project And Leaders (OPAL) award in Arlington, Virginia on March 26, 2015.
“This is my first time outside of North America, so the initial experience was both exciting and shocking,” said Ross McCarthy, Master’s Student in Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering. McCarthy is conducting research at The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom as he works toward a graduate level certificate in International Research Abroad. Specifically, he is working in the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) located on the university’s main campus.