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
Virginia Tech Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus Lt. Col. Tim Moore II (Ph.D. ’08) will be honored with an Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to recognize his accomplishments in teaching, research and public service at Virginia Military Institute.
Virginia Tech graduate student Siddhartha Roy is passionate about water issues facing the world. An engineer, poet, activist, photographer, and researcher, Roy, of Palanpur, India, will graduate Dec. 19 with a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the College of Engineering.
In the mid-1960s, Scott Dawson had no idea that he would be a part of Virginia Tech history. In fact, he had no idea that he would even be a part of Virginia Tech.