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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 email@example.com, and visit this page.
Department Highlights and News
Campus is buzzing with construction throughout the summer months. Among projects on the schedule this summer are an addition to Davidson Hall, the new Indoor Athletic Practice facility, work on Kentland Farm, Pritchard Hall renovations, final work on the Signature Engineering Building, and building a Corps of Cadets Residence Hall.
Eleven students, three faculty members, 1,483 miles and an experience of a lifetime. The 4.5 week study abroad program offered by the department, encompassed all of those stats. In Summer Session I, these students and faculty members traveled to Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, as part of a unique study abroad experience.
Tony Moraco (’82 B.S. and ’84 M.S) has been selected to serve as committee chair for the Defense Industry Initiative. He succeeds Marilyn Hewson, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp.