The Materials Science and Engineering Department has published a history of our department that explores our roots dating back to the beginnings of the university in 1872. This well-researched book includes many historic photos, interesting details, and even some stories from alumni. The book is only available through the department at a cost of $40 plus $7 for shipping. This covers our expenses and is not for profit. If you are interested in ordering a copy, please send an email to mse@vt.edu