Student News Archive

Ms. Glenda Young and her advisor, Dr. Denise Simmons, attend reception at President Steger’s home, The Grove

The reception was hosted by President Charles W. Steger, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen P. DePauw and Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee. The event was held February 4, 2014. Read more about Ms. Glenda Young and her advisor, Dr. Denise Simmons, attend reception at President Steger’s home, The Grove

ASC Construction Managment Competition

1200 students. 166 teams. 43 universities.

24 students from Myers-Lawson School of construction at Virginia Tech were among the 1200.

The 27th Annual Associated Schools of Construction Regions 6 & 7 Student competition is the largest construction management student competition in the nation. The teams are presented with industry provided problems to solve. Read more about ASC Construction Managment Competition

Virginia Tech Construction Students Dominate the ASC Region 2 Competition

Fall 2013 Construction Competition Team

Late in October, twenty-one construction students from both the Building Construction program and the Construction Engineering and Management program made school history as all three teams placed second in the ASC Region 2 competition, held in Peachtree City Georgia.  The three teams that participated in the competition included Heavy-Civil team, Commercial team and a LEED and Sustainability te Read more about Virginia Tech Construction Students Dominate the ASC Region 2 Competition

CEM Student finds fun and career path over summer!

Alek Leckszas, a Construction Engineering and Management student,  landed an internship with a California-based electrical contracting company

Alek Leckszas, Myers-Lawson school of construction, Construction Engineering and Management student,  can't recall when he first became interested in sustainability, but an internship with a California-based electrical contracting company's renewable energy division this past summer helped the Virginia Tech senior hone his passion. Read more about CEM Student finds fun and career path over summer!

Professor Mills Class Introduction to Building Constructions lays foundations for success.

Learning to be involved beyond the classroom is another element Mills introduces, and his students work in teams to get involved with a variety of community service activities.

As fall semester gets into full swing, Associate Professor Thomas Mills, MLSoC Faculty, is busy welcoming the incoming class of building construction students. Mills is responsible for teaching BC 1224: Introduction to Building Construction, a required course for all first-year students in building construction that provides a foundation for success in the university and their careers.

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Tyler Shawcross Service Leadership Award Established

Tyler Shawcross takes Virginia Tech's motto, "Ut Prosim" (That I may serve) to a whole new level.

A recent Construction Engineering & Management (CEM) graduate, Tyler Shawcross takes Virginia Tech's motto, "Ut Prosim" (That I may serve) to a whole new level. To merely say that Tyler was an active volunteer with the local Habitat for Humanity chapter would be a tremendous understatement. Read more about Tyler Shawcross Service Leadership Award Established

MLSoC Students Compete in ASC National Competition: Pre-Con Team Takes 1st Place

MLSoC Team members standing from left: Alek Leckszas, Tim Reddick, Glenn Sullivan, and Prof. Fiori; sitting from left: Andrew McNulty, Evan Underwood, and Justin Rajadhyaksha.

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction sent three teams of students to compete in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 6&7 national open problem competition in Reno, Nevada last week. The teams were focused in three different aspects of construction – Pre-Construction Services, Concrete and Sustainable Building & LEED and were a mix of CEM and BC students. Read more about MLSoC Students Compete in ASC National Competition: Pre-Con Team Takes 1st Place

VT Students working with Augusta Farm to create a Special Needs Camp

A team of construction students from the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech is helping with green building and layout

A sustainable building team, comprised of Virginia Tech construction students and led by Dr. Annie Pearce, visited an Augusta County farm that the owners plan to convert into a summer camp for children with special needs.  The hope is that this summer camp could become the first to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified.  Read more about VT Students working with Augusta Farm to create a Special Needs Camp

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