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
The Eighth Annual CELES Lecture
1 Kilometer Tall Kingdom Tower Concrete Reaches New Heights
Robert Sinn, Principal
Friday, October 24, 2014
Presentation at 4:00 - Reception at 5:00 p.m.
3100 Torgersen Hall
A spotlight featuring a former Virginia Tech player who played in the very first game at Lane Stadium in October of 1965.
When Mike Saunders chose to come to Virginia Tech back in the fall of 1962, he made that decision not because he would eventually get to play in a new football stadium. On the contrary, he took a more practical approach with his decision-making process.
Amy Pruden , professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, is the 2014 recipient of the Paul L. Busch Award, including a $100,000 research grant.