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Asbeck wins a CAREER award

Alan Asbeck has received an NSF CAREER award to create new type of lower-body exoskeleton.

Alan Asbeck with exoskeleton.
Alan Asbeck with exoskeleton. Photo courtesy of Alan Asbeck.
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Now hiring

Several faculty positions are open for work in robotics and nuclear engineering.



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Fourth in the US for ME degrees awarded
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Assistive Robotics lab

PI Alan Asbeck leads a team working on a robotic elbow that could assist in physical therapy.

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Technical Communication Program

Mechanical engineering has a program especially for helping young engineers communicate well.

Nuclear Engineering

The nuclear engineering program (NEP) at Virginia Tech is a multi-disciplinary program with activities in nuclear power, nuclear nonproliferation and security, radiation therapy and diagnostics, and nuclear policy. NEP offers degrees at two campuses including Blacksburg and National Capital Region (NCR).

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