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Mike Gregg,
Associate Professor

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325 Goodwin Hall
Blacksburg, Va 24061

Research Interests:
  • Computer aided design, CAD
  • Hands-on activities in the engineering classroom
  • Solid modelling and rapid prototyping
  • Student retention strategies

Professor Gregg's primary goal is the motivation of first-year engineering students. Such motivation is engendered via hands-on activities and classroom content relevant to the expected skills of engineers. Realistic challenges within the classroom environment help students recognize and hone their skills, and encourage them to continue to succeed in their education.


Professor Gregg has 20-plus years of engineering experience in industry as well as 20-plus years in academe. Industrial experience includes consulting with the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and others. Mr. Gregg has experience is machine design and automation, quality control, sales, construction and management. He co-founded the Frith Freshman Engineering Design Laboratory, help originate VT's chapter of Engineers Without Borders, was advisor to VT's BAJA car senior design team, and directed VT's Green Engineering Program for 5 years.

Teaching and research interests involve primarily first-year engineering students: motivation, hands-on design and activities, student retention strategies, and advising. Mr. Gregg was a visiting faculty member at the University of Southern Queensland, and is currently teaching an introductory engineering course at a rural Virginia high school.

Curriculum Vitae

Mike Gregg's Curriculum Vitae

Engineering Education at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech
Engineering Education (MC 0218)
345 Goodwin Hall
635 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, Va 24061
(540) 231-6555
Fax (540) 231-6903