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Flint water continues to heal, meets EPA standards

More than two years after the Flint water crisis began, the water system in the Michigan city now meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule, said Virginia Tech College of Engineering Professor Marc Edwards at a Friday news conference. Additionally, levels of Legionella and associated disease incidence have steadily improved. “Even though Flint Read more…

VTCEE ranked 7th Best Undergraduate Program

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was ranked #7 Best Undergraduate Civil Engineering Program by the U.S. News and World Report. Click here to see the full list.

Jennifer Irish honored for work in coastal engineering

It was a busy summer for Dr. Jennifer L. Irish, Professor of coastal engineering at Virginia Tech. Irish, who is an expert in storm surge dynamics, coastal hazard assessment, and nature-based infrastructure for coastal hazard mitigation, has been at Virginia Tech since 2011. She has published 50 journal articles and her work has been cited Read more…