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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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Proof-of-concept program from LAUNCH and VTIP fuels development of new technologies

Eligible projects involve technologies captured in the VTIP invention disclosure process and identified as candidates for licensing to established companies or to new technology startups.

Date: Aug 21, 2020
Marc Michel, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, holds up a nasopharyngeal swab that he 3D printed in a lab at Steger Hall. Michel, out of focus, is wearing gloves, a PPE mask, and googles in accordance with safety standards.
Geosciences’ Marc Michel switches from nanoparticles to 3D printing nasal swabs

Michel, an associate professor of geosciences, diverged from his normal path to lead a project involving numerous Virginia Tech faculty, alumni, and specialists from Carilion Clinic to use 3D printing to create nasopharyngeal swabs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Date: Aug 18, 2020
Linsey Marr
COVID-19 research projects propelled by Rapid Response Seed Fund

To support COVID-related research and provide immediate support for Virginia Tech researchers, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation collaborated with Virginia Tech institutes and colleges to establish a COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund. As a result, nine projects were selected for funding.

Date: Jun 30, 2020
Jake Socha, professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics, sits in his lab.
X-ray images help reveal insects’ physiological responses to gravity

A new study by Jake Socha, professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science journal shows that insects experience physiological effects of gravity similar to that of humans.

Date: Jan 14, 2020

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