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The Galileo engineering learning community brings together male first-year engineering students in a residential environment to provide encouragement and support in pursuit of a career in engineering.

Albert Einstein considered Galileo to be the father of modern physics—indeed of modern science altogether. Galileo developed the foundational ideas for Newton's laws. In referring to his dependence on Galileo's work, Newton wrote, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." We hope that your engineering learning community will support you similarly, offering a view with an advantage—an engineering perspective.

Galileo students playing video games.

As a participant of Galileo, students live in the same residential hall with the other participants as well as upper class Galileo mentors.  Galileo is a great choice for anyone who is interested in resources such as:

  • A community of over 300 male engineers taking many of the same and similar classes.  It is an ideal way to make friends, get help with homework, and keep on track
  • Over 80 upper class male engineering students who live in the community and provide tutoring, coordinate social events, and much more
  • A mentor team of other freshmen and an upper class Galilean that meets once a week for the first 10 weeks of the fall semester – designed to assist in adjusting to college life
  • A seminar featuring early career-focused advice to provide a head start on internship searches and start practicing proven success strategies to help the transition from high school to college
  • Access to faculty and graduate students whose goal is to provide encouragement and support to engineering students
  • Living in Hoge Hall with access to a maker space with 3D printers, laser cutters and tools for personal and class projects

Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

215 Hancock Hall (0275), 490 Old Turner St., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7411
Email CEED