Department Highlights and News

Mark A. Widdowson named interim department head

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has named Mark A. Widdowson as interim department head, effective July 1, 2019. Widdowson replaces W. Samuel Easterling, who was recently appointed the James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering at Iowa State University.  An international search for the new department head Read more…

Marc Edwards honored with Hoover Humanitarian Medal

Marc Edwards, University Distinguished Professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, will be awarded the 71st Hoover Humanitarian Medal at the American Society of Civil Engineers annual meeting Oct. 12 in Miami, Florida. The award recognizes “great, unselfish, non-technical acts by engineers,” who have “advanced the Read more…

Claire White serves as technical writer of land development handbook

Claire White worked with a team at Dewberry to write the fourth edition of the Land Development Handbook, which is a widely used reference for design professionals, students, and private and public land developers. The first edition was published in 1996. In addition to the handbook, there were two other companion texts created. Development of Read more…