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Virginia Tech's main campus is in Blacksburg, Virginia, which is located on US 460, about 10 miles from Interstate 81 and about 45 miles from Interstate 77. Commercial air service is provided by the Roanoke Regional Airport, and the Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport is a public airport located half a mile from campus.

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The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering main office is located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Room 241 at 1600 Innovation Drive. 

Emily Metzgar


If you are a prospective undergraduate student and wish to visit the department, student AOE Ambassadors lead department tours during the fall and spring semesters. Prospective AOE students may also explore points of interest around campus on a self-guided tour.  Please contact Emily Metzgar if you have questions about visiting during the summer or require additional information.


If you are a prospective graduate student and wish to visit the department, please contact Rachel Saville  (540-231-4023) or  Audriana Cunningham (540-231-3579) for an appointment.

Cory Thompson

Mike Philen


Visiting researchers who are collaborating with our faculty members or making use of AOE facilities, please contact Cory Thompson (540-231-9057) for more information.

Visiting Virginia Tech