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2020 Graduation Celebration

Congratulations to the Mining and Minerals Engineering Class of 2020!

The Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering is proud to celebrate the graduation of the members of the Class of 2020! Your accomplishments and efforts to reach this point reflect hard work, dedication, and adaptability!

We welcome family and friends in congratulating all of you, and

Go Hokies!

Watch the Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering 2020 Graduation Celebration

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Celebration Program

Dr. Erik Westman
Student Address
Alex Norris, Class of 2020
Presentation of the Class of 2020
Faculty Messages
Student Awards
Alumni Messages
Closing Comments
Dr. Erik Westman
Tech Triumph
"Go Hokies" from Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering Community
Emcee: Michelle Crotto, MME Academic Advisor
Presentation of Graduates: David Kelley and Allison McFarland, Juniors, Class of 2021

Words from Our Alumni

The Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering community is a close one! 
Alumni from throughout the industry and around the world want to congratulate the Class of 2020
and welcome them to the ranks of Hokie Mining Engineers!

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Congratulations to our 2020 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduates!

Outstanding Senior
Alex Norris

Outstanding M.S. Graduate
Nestor Santa

Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate
Ming Fan

Senior Project Videos

Over the course of the past year, seniors have been engaged in the department's capstone course MinE 4535-4536: Senior Design Project. Working in teams, students research, plan, design and produce a comprehensive written feasibilty study for a proposed mining operation. Their work reflects countless hours of research and writing, and their final submitted work can exceed a hundred pages. Teams also produced the following videos which showcase key aspects of their projects. We commend our seniors for their hardwork throughout the year!