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Class of 2021: Ryan Stoddard

A 20-year military career merges with an academic career as this 2021 Ph.D. grad prepares for a new chapter.

General James Mattis, Ryan Stoddard, and the Stoddard family.
General James Mattis, Ryan Stoddard, and the Stoddard family.

Department news briefs

Fourth in the US for ME degrees awarded

Seminar series

We are proud to host an ongoing roster of speakers across disciplines for students and peers.



Meet the researchers, teachers, and innovation leaders of the department.

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The DREAMS lab

Take a trip through the world of additive manufacturing with Ph.D. student Lindsey Bezek.

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Drone class with certifications

After Kevin Kochersberger helped launch a drone academy in Malawi, he put that same approach to work for Blacksburg students.

Nuclear Engineering

The nuclear engineering program (NEP) at Virginia Tech is a multi-disciplinary program with activities in nuclear power, nuclear nonproliferation and security, radiation therapy and diagnostics, and nuclear policy. NEP offers degrees at two campuses including Blacksburg and National Capital Region (NCR).

Mechanical Engineering in the news