Department Highlights and News

Nina Stark receives NSF CAREER award

Nina Stark, assistant professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award to study soil mechanics in response to hydrodynamic forcing and morphodynamics. “With this funding, I will work to improve methods for the prediction, assessment, and mitigation Read more…

Water experts to study emerging threat of antibiotic resistance

Bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics lead to an estimated 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses per year in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control is launching an expansive effort to study various facets of the growing threat by funding researchers across the nation, including two prominent water experts at Virginia Tech. The CDC Read more…

Virginia Tech students get hands-on experience at Burnshire Dam

Civil engineering students from Virginia Tech visiting the Burnshire Dam recently found that  life in the field isn’t the same as life in the lab. Paolo Scardina is a civil engineer and professor at Virginia Tech. When Casey Harvey, a recent graduate and daughter of the owner of the dam, told him her family owned Read more…

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