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Local College of Engineering Among 25 Best
May 7, 2010

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering now ranks among the nation’s 25 best engineering schools for graduate studies, according to U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2011” survey, released recently.


The 2009-10 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech (HEVT) took delivery of a 2009 crossover SUV donated by General Motors this past fall. Among those in the background is Doug Nelson, a Virginia Tech professor of mechanical engineering the faculty adviser for the EcoCAR Challenge competition.

Tying the Virginia Tech College of Engineering program for 25th place for 2011 were Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University. It was the highest ranked engineering school in the commonwealth of Virginia.

Four departments within the College of Engineering finished in the top 10 of their respective category. The Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ranked ninth among civil engineering programs, with the environmental engineering program tying for seventh. The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering ranked fourth among industrial/manufacturing programs. The biological systems engineering department, also part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, tied for seventh in the nation among biological/agricultural programs.

View the U.S. News and World Report survey online.


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