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About the Advanced Engineering Design Lab

The Advanced Engineering Design Lab is a joint venture between Virginia Tech's College of Engineering and the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering department. The facility houses up to 12 undergraduate design teams in the areas of rocketry, drone technology, aircraft technology, and turbine energy. AEDL teams travel to many parts of the United States to compete in world class engineering design competitions. AEDL is managed under the Ware Lab, which facilitates similar projects in the mechanical, civil, electrical, and aerospace disciplines.

The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department has been instrumental in spearheading the initiative that has made the AEDL a reality. The AOE department provides 100% funding for space rental expenses and equipment procurement. All college and university majors, In addition to AOE students, are encouraged to participate in the team activities taking place at the facility. The Advanced Engineering Design Lab is a huge step it the right direction in providing support to undergraduate engineering competitive design.

Advanced Engineering Design Lab hallway with bays.
Floor plan of the AEDL
Exterior of the AEDL building


 Contact the Advanced Engineering Design Lab

501 Industrial Park Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: (540) 231-1457 or (540) 231-5873