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Photos of H. Clay Gabler, VT BEAM logo, and text saying "in honor of his memory"
Virginia Tech will be placing a wreath in his honor at the War Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10am. Family and friends are welcome to visit on their own time throughout the day and a few days thereafter.

Read Virginia Tech's "In Memoriam" in honor of H. Clay Gabler here


To donate money in memory of H. Clay Gabler, please follow these guidelines:

  • On the Virginia Tech giving page (link below)
  • (1) Select the area "College of Engineering"
  • (2) then select the fund "Other"
  • (3) then select the designation "H. Clay Gabler Memorial Fund"
* The button below will redirect to a new page

You're also welcome to send your donation-gift to:

Virginia Tech Advancement Division, Office of Gift Accounting
University Gateway Center (0336)
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

* Please note on your check this gift is in memory of “H. Clay Gabler”.

The family also created a memorial page for him here, where links to Clay's charities can be found.


VISION: To be the premier program for improving the human condition and the communities we serve through our unique intersection of biomedical engineering, mechanics, and science.

MISSION: Our department leverages broad expertise in biomedical engineering, foundational mechanics, and sciences to solve significant health and technological challenges through cutting edge research, strategic partnerships, and educating students to be critical thinkers, and ethical innovators and leaders.

Dr Verbridge stands in the middle of a group -- his students -- in his biomedical engineering lab
Student in Granata Lab
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Biomedical Engineering

It's consistently one of the  fastest growing degree tracks, and our program offers unique, world-renowned opportunities for research as well as academic study. From biomechanics to translational cancer research, we offer a variety of pathways to students.

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Engineering science and mechanics provides a strong foundation in engineering theory and application that bridges many areas of the discipline. Upon graduation, our alumni find a wide range of options available to them in both industry and academia.

With a focus on high-impact educational practices, BEAM students in both graduate and undergraduate programs have access to a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Opportunities include research alongside program faculty, access to internships, and a focus on entrepreneurial practices – among others.