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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 leigha@vt.edu, and visit this page.


Department Highlights and News

  • Researchers could turn the theory of instant traffic prediction into reality

        Researchers could turn the theory of instant traffic prediction into reality

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researcher Hao Chen, at left, and his former advisor Hesham Rakha developed an early-stage traffic prediction that could change how we plan travel, using smart phones to gain real-time traffic data.

  • Architect of the Capitol to speak on preservation of historical buildings

        Architect of the Capitol to speak on preservation of historical buildings

    The Honorable Stephen T. Ayers will give the 2014 Vecellio Lecture, providing an overview of current Capitol projects such as the Dome Restoration Project and will showcase efforts to preserve the historical buildings on Capitol Hill.



     

  • Nina Stark creates waves on recent trip to study ocean engineering

        Nina Stark creates waves on recent trip to study ocean engineering

    Geotechnical engineering can lead engineers to remote places all over the world.

    Nina Stark, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, experienced this type of seclusion on her recent visit to Herschel Island, located in the Beaufort Sea off the coast of the Yukon Territory in Canada. In fact, it is Yukon’s northernmost point, where people do not permanently reside.