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 9 full-time faculty members and has an enrollment of 200 undergraduate and about 33 graduate students. Research expenditures are approximately $8 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
Dr. Michael Karmis is the recipient of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Presidential Citation Award.
Heather Dougherty, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate program, is the recipient of the J.W. Woomer Young Engineering Award by the SME.
2nd Annual Spring Golf Tournament
Join the Burkhart Mining Society at Virginia Tech's Pete Dye River Course on Friday 4 April 2014 for its annual golf tournament.