College of Engineering

What makes a Hokie engineer? A passion for creativity, innovation, discovery, and service. Through formative research experiences in labs, collaboration on student design teams, and a curriculum that prioritizes hands-on opportunities, Virginia Tech engineering students cultivate the necessary skills for life-long problem solving and leadership. 

 

This February, help us empower our students to keep learning by doing. Take part in Giving Day to support a distinctive Virginia Tech Engineering student experience. 


Join your fellow Hokies, past and present, in helping us reach our goal during this year’s campaign. In honor of Virginia Tech’s sesquicentennial year and founding in 1872, we’re asking for 1,872 donors to answer the call for student support. 


Ready to make a difference? 


Adam ‘95 (civil and environmental engineering) and Laila Rossi '95 (science) are sponsoring a challenge to build excitement and amplify the impact of our donors.

 

This year’s college leaderboard standings are based on each college area's percentage increase over 2021’s Giving Day donor count. Areas with the largest increase in donors relative to last year's totals will be rewarded with bonus challenge funds, with $5,000 going to the top area, and $3,000 and $2,000 going to second and third place, respectively. That’s an extra $10,000 up for grabs. 


No matter the size of your gift or your department or area, each area can snag additional funds by beating your best numbers! 

 

Gifts of any size make a big impact on experiential learning across the college:

 

  • $5 purchases 4-piece landing gear for a drone.

  • $10 provides the biomedical engineering and mechanics’ cell engineering lab with two pairs of safety    goggles for use in culturing cells.

  • $30 provides a student with a safety helmet and vest for construction and land development site visits.

  • $50 covers the cost of two 9-foot parachutes for rocketry teams like the Orbital Launch Vehicle Team or inVenTs Rocketry.

  • $100 covers the purchase of personal protective equipment required for a biological systems engineering student to perform protein separation in the lab, or sends a current mining student on a one-day field trip to a mine or quarry.

  • $250 funds conference registration for an engineering student, creating opportunities to learn, present undergraduate research, network, and expand professional growth.

  • $500 provides 50 hours of research experience in a faculty laboratory, or enables the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity to hire three upperclass students to serve as peer mentors to teams of eight freshmen each.

  • $5,000 fully funds one student’s scholarship for engineering education’s Rising Sophomore Abroad Program, an award-winning program that promotes extended international experiences and allows students to make initial contact with a company or university in another country to further their internship opportunities and career prospects.   

 

Make your gift today and join your fellow Hokies in answering the call to support our Virginia Tech Engineering students.

 

How to get involved:

 

  • Make a gift to one or more areas of the university that matter to you.

  • Sign up to be an Ambassador and encourage at least two of your friends to give.

 

How to designate a gift:

 

On the "Give" page, select the College of Engineering as the area of support. If you would like to designate a gift to a specific department or area, another dropdown menu will allow you to select a specific fund. If you don't see your preferred gift designation, call (800) 533-1144 and make your gift over the phone.

 

After you give:

 

Once you've made your gift on Giving Day, we need your help to spread the spirit of giving to your networks. See the Virginia Tech Ambassador Guide to learn more, and text “VTAmbassador” to 51555 to receive the guide directly on your mobile device. 


Rank State Gifts
1 VA 841
2 MD 104
3 NC 90
Leaderboard
Most Donors Leaderboard
Help your favorite unit climb the Most Donors Leaderboard! The units with the most donors at the end of Giving Day will win extra bonus funds!
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $10,000 Pamplin College of Business 2,311
2 $9,000 Virginia Cooperative Extension 1,850
3 $8,000 College of Engineering 1,666
4 $7,000 Athletics 1,605
5 $6,000 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1,562
6 $5,000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 904
7 $4,000 Student Affairs 885
8 $3,500 College of Science 853
9 $3,000 Corps of Cadets 560
10 $2,750 Local Alumni Chapter Scholarships 546
11 $2,500 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 427
12 $2,250 College of Natural Resources and Environment 410
13 $2,000 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 392
14 $1,750 Moss Arts Center and ICAT 229
15 $1,500 Inclusion and Diversity 209
16 $1,250 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC 149
17 $1,100 Myers-Lawson School of Construction 139
18 $1,000 Graduate School 134
19 $900 University Libraries 131
20 $800 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 124
21 Virginia Tech Transportation Institute 87
22 Virginia Tech Rescue Squad 73
23 Innovation Campus 59
24 Women's Center 57
25 W.E. Skelton 4-H Center 48
26 Campus Beautification 37
27 Black Men Excellence Network 36
28 Alumni Scholarship Fund 35
29 National Security Institute 35
30 Radio IQ | WVTF Music 24
31 CPIF Sustainability 20
32 Staff/Faculty Dependent & Spouse Scholarship Fund 20
33 Honors College 20
34 Veteran Support 18
35 Global Education Office 17
36 Cultural and Community Centers 15
37 Institute for Society, Culture and Environment 14
38 Fralin Life Sciences Institute 8
39 Innovation Campus 7
40 Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program 7
41 Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology 6
42 Academic Advising 5
43 Hume Center 4
44 Summer and Winter Sessions 4
45 Institute for Critical Tech and Applied Science 2
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Leaderboard
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Help your favorite unit climb the Amount Raised! The units with the most raised at the end of Giving Day will win extra bonus funds!
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $5,000 Pamplin College of Business $2,490,195.99
2 $4,000 College of Science $1,894,545.79
3 $3,000 Athletics $1,192,271.03
4 $1,750 College of Engineering $591,703.39
5 $1,500 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences $442,318.23
6 $1,250 College of Natural Resources and Environment $232,563.57
7 $1,100 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC $203,115.00
8 $1,000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences $152,363.00
9 $900 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine $134,800.00
10 $800 Student Affairs $133,679.84
11 College of Architecture and Urban Studies $130,341.99
12 Corps of Cadets $126,531.34
13 Virginia Cooperative Extension $113,959.00
14 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine $101,556.33
15 Moss Arts Center and ICAT $75,620.00
16 Myers-Lawson School of Construction $49,280.00
17 Virginia Tech Annual Fund $38,359.06
18 Local Alumni Chapter Scholarships $31,529.41
19 Graduate School $26,610.00
20 Inclusion and Diversity $23,299.22
21 University Libraries $13,675.00
22 Alumni Scholarship Fund $5,775.00
23 Innovation Campus $5,625.00
24 Radio IQ | WVTF Music $5,295.00
25 Virginia Tech Transportation Institute $5,105.00
26 Women's Center $4,920.00
27 Virginia Tech Rescue Squad $4,766.90
28 Campus Beautification $2,100.00
29 Black Men Excellence Network $1,960.22
30 National Security Institute $1,905.00
31 CPIF Sustainability $1,785.00
32 Staff/Faculty Dependent & Spouse Scholarship Fund $1,770.00
33 Honors College $1,701.00
34 Institute for Society, Culture and Environment $925.00
35 Veteran Support $835.00
36 Global Education Office $550.00
37 Fralin Life Sciences Institute $425.00
38 Cultural and Community Centers $330.00
39 Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology $260.00
40 Academic Advising $210.00
41 Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program $180.00
42 Summer and Winter Sessions $80.00
43 Institute for Critical Tech and Applied Science $75.00
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Leaderboard
Beat Your Best COE Department Leaderboard
The top three departments can unlock bonus funds for their annual funds! The department with the largest percentage increase of first time donors wins an additional $5,000! Second and third place win $3,000 and $2,000, respectively.
Rank Prize Fund Designation % +/- Goal
1 $5,000 Engineering Education Department Annual Fund +178.57% 39
goal: 14
2 $3,000 Computer Science Department Annual Fund +101.90% 212
goal: 105
3 $2,000 Ware Lab Student Projects +81.25% 29
goal: 16
4 LDDI Land Development Design Initiative Fund +65.43% 134
goal: 81
5 Mining & Minerals Engineering Department Annual Fund +59.57% 75
goal: 47
6 Mechanical Engineering Department Annual Fund +47.32% 165
goal: 112
7 Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Annual Fund +25.71% 176
goal: 140
8 Biological Systems Engineering Department Annual Fund +20.00% 18
goal: 15
9 Aerospace & Ocean Engineering Department Annual Fund +18.26% 136
goal: 115
10 Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics Department Annual Fund +3.45% 30
goal: 29
11 Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Annual Fund +2.86% 180
goal: 175
12 Chemical Engineering Department Annual Fund 0.00% 73
goal: 73
13 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering -1.16% 170
goal: 172
14 Materials Engineering Department Annual Fund -3.57% 27
goal: 28
15 College of Engineering Annual Fund -27.92% 191
goal: 265
16 Global Engineering Experiences -50.00% 4
goal: 8
17 CEED (Center for the Enhancement of Eng. Diversity) -50.91% 54
goal: 110
18 Myers-Lawson School of Construction Annual Fund -92.62% 9
goal: 122
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