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
Ninth Annual Schnabel Engineering Lecture
“SO YOU GET TO BE AN ENGINEER…!”
Karen Durham-Aguilera, P.E.,
Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
During his senior year of high school, Bill Edwards faced what might be deemed as a difficult decision, one nearly impossible to make as a native Virginian. An older brother went to school and played football at the University of Virginia. Another older brother went to school and played football at Virginia Tech. So which school should Edwards choose? As it turned out, his academic goals were the tiebreaker.
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