|University Archives of Virginia Tech|
|ASCE Regional Western Electric Fund Award||1965||F. J. Maher|
|ASCE Regional Western Electric Fund Award||1968||D. H. Pletta|
|VPI Wine Award||1960||F. J. Maher|
|VPI Wine Award||1966||J. H. Sword|
|VPI Wine Award||1972||R. P. McNitt|
|VPI Sporn Award||1967||R. T. Davis|
|VPI Sporn Award||1968||Jerry Counts|
|VPI Sporn Award||1971||J. E. Kaiser|
|ASCE Huber Research Award (members under 35)||1960||Daniel Frederick|
|Teaching, Research and Publication|
|VPI University Distinguished Professorships||1970||D. H. Pletta|
Faculty were also active in advisory appointments in national engineering society committees and boards, and served as editors and reviewers for numerous technical and professional journals.
Efforts to improve educational techniques included the creation and production of educational films by Professor Robert A. Heller on the "Mechanics of Materials and Structures" in 1965. This series of 16mm sound films found nation-wide adoption and substantially enhanced the student's understanding of the use of fundamental principles of mechanics in structural design. From 1954-72, twenty textbooks and manuals were written by staff members, some of which are still in use here and elsewhere at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the staff continued to publish their research findings.