The Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program (VCEMP) at Virginia Tech offers opportunities, through course work and faculty research interests, for students to acquire expertise in all phases of the construction life cycle. Leading industry trends and technological innovation are hallmarks of this internationally prominent program.
News and Highlights
On May 7 during the College of Engineering Dean’s Awards reception, Professor Jesus M. de la Garza was presented with the 2014 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service.
Dr. Jesus M. de la Garza, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAC is honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers for his leadership in construction education and research focused on improved infrastructure management and the use of information technology in construction. For more information, please click here.
Denise R. Simmons, a principal faculty member and assistant professor in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, is the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Award to learn more about the influence of various factors in the choices undergraduate engineering students make regarding their co-curricular involvement, ultimately leading to their entry into the work force.
John E. Taylor, associate professor in the Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program in the College of Engineering, has received the university's 2013 XCaliber Award for excellence as an individual involved in teaching with technology.
Established in 1996 by Office of the Provost, the XCaliber Award (shorthand for exceptional, high-caliber work) is presented annually by the Virginia Tech Center for Innovation in Learning to recognize individual faculty members or teams of faculty and staff who integrate technology in teaching and learning. The award celebrates innovative, student-centered approaches to learning activities.
Four years ago, America's energy infrastructure system earned a "D+" and the water infrastructure system earned a "D" on its report card, issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Unfortunately, not much has changed. The professional society gave energy and water infrastructure a D+ for 2013.
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