Virginia Tech's Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program offers graduate studies and research opportunities in the planning and design of a broad scope of environmental and water resources projects. The group is composed of 21 faculty members and over 100 graduate students. Ranked 7th at the graduate level by U.S. News and World Report, it is a nationally recognized program consisting of faculty who excel as teachers and researchers.

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Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz joins EWR faculty

Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz will be joining the Civil and Environmental Engineering department as an assistant professor. Isaacman-VanWertz earned his bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science and Chemistry from Wesleyan University. He continued on to receive his Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on atmospheric chemistry, Read more…

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One person’s trash can be an engineer’s treasure

“I was looking for design experience beyond class,” said Matt McGarry. “I wanted extra experience and this opportunity jumped out at me. I have the chance to work on something that I’m interested in and I think is good for the future.” The opportunity that McGarry references is a senior design project within the department Read more…

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Joan Rose to present the Clifford W. Randall Distinguished Lecture

Joan B. Rose is currently a Professor at Michigan State University, and holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research. She serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment which addresses evidence based risk assessments for management of waterborne pathogens. Joan is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety, and has published Read more…

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Lt. Col. Carrie A. Cox honored at Promotion Ceremony

Leadership. It is a quality that all professors try to instill in their students. Lieutenant Colonel Carrie A. Cox (’99) strives to do this in all of her classes and training programs. “I think leadership is important in any field. Leadership is doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do,” she Read more…

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