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Julie Petruska Receives Award for Safety Excellence

Julie Petruska, Analytical Chemist Supervisor for the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has received the 2015 Virginia Tech Award for Safety Excellence. The Award for Safety Excellence was given by the university this year for the first time. Honorees were recognized on Read more…

Amy Pruden awarded for paper on water sustainability and public health

Amy Pruden, Virginia Tech professor in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the recipient of a best paper award for 2014 from the journal Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T). Her paper, “Balancing Water Sustainability and Public Health Goals in the Face of Growing Concerns about Antibiotic Resistance” was named Read more…

Sheldon Masters named top graduate student

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 10, 2015 – Sheldon Masters, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in environmental and water resources engineering through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, was named the university’s 2015 Graduate Student of the Year. Read more.  

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