Department Highlights and News

Hesham Rakha named 2020 IEEE Fellow

Hesham Ahmed Rakha, the Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Professor of Engineering, from Blacksburg, Virginia, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to optimization, modeling and assessment of transportation systems. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person Read more…

Jesus de la Garza honored with emeritus status

Jesus de la Garza, former professor in the Charles Edward Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Vecellio Professor Emeritus of Construction Engineering and Management by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The emeritus title may be conferred on retired Read more…

Emily Jannace earns Eisenhower Fellowship

Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineering graduate student, Emily Jannace, has received the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The fellowship includes an opportunity to participate in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., along with a stipend for tuition assistance. The mission of the fellowship program Read more…

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