Department Highlights and News

Michael J. Garvin co-edits book

Michael J. Garvin, Associate Professor in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, co-edited a textbook titled “Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development.” The book is published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Edward Elgar Publishing describes the book by stating the following: Large infrastructure projects often face significant cost overruns and stakeholder fragmentation. Read more…

Dominic Nguyen shares his VTCEE study abroad experience

Dominic Nguyen described the difference between his educational experience as a study abroad student at Virginia Tech and his home university of University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia as “night and day.” Everything from the classroom environment to the campus culture, and even the difficulty of classes, varies widely between the two Read more…

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…