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Scholarship winners from the the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's Integrated University Program
Nuclear engineering minors receive scholarships from the DOE

Three students minoring in nuclear engineering have won scholarships from the U.S. Department of Energy to further their studies in the field.

Date: Oct 07, 2020
HokieTalk speakers
Scientists, engineers to discuss COVID-19 response in virtual HokieTalk on Wednesday

When the novel coronavirus hit the United States in January, Virginia Tech faculty recognized the nation was on the brink of a COVID-19 pandemic that would affect the university and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Hear the inside story about what happened during a virtual HokieTalk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Date: Oct 02, 2020
Preflight Briefing at Kentland Experimental Aerial Systems (KEAS) Laboratory
Virginia Tech’s site in the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems makes a lasting impact on a rising industry

Virginia Tech is celebrating five years as a member site of the center, which is a multi-university Industry/University Cooperative Research Center sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Date: Sep 30, 2020
ForceBot prototype illustration
Virginia Tech leads a team pursuing more immersive virtual reality

Two Virginia Tech professors are part of a team focused on developing new technology for the virtual world: a full-body experience in a fully electronic environment.

Date: Sep 29, 2020
Academy induction
College of Engineering inducts five members into the Academy of Engineering Excellence at Virginia Tech

The 2020 inductees were selected from among approximately 68,000 living Virginia Tech engineering alumni. Each academy member has made sustained contributions in engineering and/or leadership throughout illustrious careers.

Date: Sep 22, 2020
Zian Jia
Researchers find cuttlebone’s microstructure sits at a ‘sweet spot’ for lightweight, stiff, and damage-tolerant design

In a study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Ling Li’s research team investigated the internal microstructure of cuttlebone, a highly porous internal shell designed by nature to be extremely lightweight, stiff, and damage-tolerant.

Date: Sep 11, 2020
COVID research
Virginia Tech research sees continued growth

Research expenditures are up and sponsored awards have increased by 15 percent, building upon the prior year’s expenditure total of $542 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 felt nationally by higher education institutes, according to preliminary fiscal year-end reports.

Date: Sep 08, 2020
DREAMS lab's novel respirator design and shell molds
DREAMS lab designs novel respirator for health care workers fighting COVID-19

Led by mechanical engineering professor Chris Williams, the DREAMS lab has designed a novel respirator using rapid tooling and 3D printing resources from on-campus makerspaces and research labs.

Date: Sep 03, 2020
Robert Moore poses for a photograph, wearing a dark sports coat.
Chemistry’s Robert Moore appointed as new director of MII

Moore, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been named as director of the Virginia Tech Macromolecules Innovation Institute, an interdisciplinary science and engineering research center.

Date: Sep 01, 2020
middle school students working on a hands-on engineering activity
Early career faculty earn 14 National Science Foundation CAREER awards

Over the past 25 years, Virginia Tech researchers have earned 171 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards (CAREER). For the 2020 fiscal year, 14 Virginia Tech early career scientists and engineers have been granted CAREER awards, totaling over $4 million in research funding.

Date: Aug 28, 2020
Mask pickup points are just one of the safety measures that will be implemented across the Virginia Tech campus. These four mask pickup points can be found at the Student Services Building, Squires Student Center at the welcome desk, VT Police Department at the security center, and North End Center at the lobby outside the Procurement suite. Photo courtesy of Ray Meese.
TECH Together Campaign announces winners and finalists

After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.

Date: Aug 24, 2020
Juliana Pacheco Duarte
Machine learning reduces hazards in nuclear power plants

Predictable hazards to nuclear power plants are about to get an update thanks to the efforts of a group led by Juliana Duarte.

Date: Aug 24, 2020

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