Department Highlights and News

Marc Edwards among Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers

Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards, who worked to expose elevated lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s, water supply, has been named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2016. Edwards, an expert on water treatment and corrosion, was honored in the magazine’s Advocates category. He was among winners in eight other categories — Decision Makers, Challengers, Read more…

2016 Via Scholars

This year’s Via Scholars include some of the country’s most exceptional students in a variety of civil and environmental engineering specialties. Via Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Marion Bradley Via of Roanoke, Va., and her family. In 1987, Mrs. Via contributed $5 million each to the Departments of Electrical and Read more…

Traffic research green lights career opportunities

Imagine driving down Main Street in downtown Blacksburg. In the stretch from Alumni Mall to Kroger alone, a driver will encounter seven traffic lights. Some of them will likely turn red, forcing the driver to stop the car, idle in traffic, and waste gas. But what if the traffic controller could send a signal to Read more…

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