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
Galo Valdebenito, a professor of seismic and structural dynamics and associate dean of engineering at Austral University, is developing tools so urban planners can better assess earthquake risks.
For the past three years, Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineering students and faculty advisers Mark Widdowson and John Novak, have spent considerable time in the Caribbean but the journeys were not of the recreational variety.
Richard David Walker, P.E., Ph.D. stepped forth on the Heavenly Highway to answer God's call on Monday, January 12, 2015 in the presence of his loving family.