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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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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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Marc Edwards named to Time’s list of most influential people in the world

The Flint lead-poisoning disaster is simpler than it seems. Flint’s water didn’t turn toxic because of long-term neglect or because of some complicated mix of local, state and federal decisions. Flint isn’t just a symptom of some larger infrastructure problem in America (although we’ve got one). What happened to Flint is one simple story: a Read more…

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