Virginia Tech's Mining and Minerals Engineering department is one of the largest minerals-related programs in North America and enjoys a strong international reputation for its academic, research and public service programs. Currently, the Department is comprised of 8 full-time faculty members and has an enrollment of 170 undergraduate and about 20 graduate students. Research expenditures are in excess of $3 million per year. The Department is housed within a nationally ranked College of Engineering.
The department prepares highly qualified, rigorously trained mining and minerals engineers whose background and education reflect the current level of technology and thought in the profession. The department is committed to providing students with a wide array of resources to enhance their academic and professional development as well as increase their employment opportunities.
The B.S. degree program in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
100 Holden Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0239
Phone (540) 231-6671
Fax (540) 231-4070
Westman Earns New Appointment
Dr. Erik Westman, Associate Professor in the department of mining and minerals engineering, has been appointed Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs by the Dean of the College of Engineering.
Department senior Kevin Becker was recently named the first student director to the ISEE Board of Directors.
Kray Luxbacher, Associate Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering, joins the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research as Associate Director.