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Jessica Gannon and Malikah Ajose with award certificates
Virginia Tech students win awards at Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Malikah Ajose and Jessica Gannon were honored for their outstanding presentations at ABRCMS - one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in STEM.

Date: Feb 25, 2020
Christopher Williams on the left wears a navy suit with orange tie and blue shirt and glasses. Abby Whittington on the right wears a blouse in her office with the windows behind her.
New institute directors are eager to tackle large, interdisciplinary challenges

Christopher Williams has been named the interim director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute. Abby Whittington will serve as the director of the interdisciplinary macromolecular science and engineering Ph.D. program.

Date: Feb 24, 2020
Robert and Beatrice Mahan
Robert and Beatrice Mahan’s French connection underlies their support of new faculty positions

Robert Mahan, a researcher and professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, and his wife, Beatrice, a retired administrator, fell in love with the French language and culture. Now they are providing support for a French professorship in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and an estate gift to the College of Engineering.

Date: Feb 07, 2020
Advanced Propulsion and Power Lab
Virginia Tech receives five Department of Defense instrumentation awards

The awards are the result of a merit competition for funding conducted by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Date: Jan 28, 2020
3D printed bio-inspired armor
Chiton mollusk provides model for new armor design

Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Ling Li's work, which was featured in the journal Nature Communications, is the result of a collaboration with researchers from various institutions.

Date: Jan 09, 2020
Tarazaga family
Living, learning, and loving it

Two years ago, Associate Professor and John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow Pablo Tarazaga and his family of six left their house in Blacksburg's Woodbine neighborhood to join 325 honors students in a residential hall on Virginia Tech's main campus.

Date: Jan 09, 2020
Professor Juliana P. Duarte and members of her laboratory
Virginia Tech awarded Nuclear Regulatory Commission Integrated University Program grants

The nuclear engineering program in Virginia Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded two grants totaling $850,000 for faculty development and graduate student fellowships.

Date: Jan 09, 2020
Engineering researchers working on a project to make mining more efficient, safe
Multidisciplinary project aims to make mining more efficient, safer

Virginia Tech researchers are leading a team in a three-year, $900,000 project to improve the efficiency of dust scrubbers in underground mining operations, one aspect of many that impacts effective mining operation that industry constantly seeks to improve.

Date: Dec 11, 2019
Raffaella De Vita speaks with graduate students in the STRETCH Lab
Raffaella De Vita elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

De Vita, professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech, was honored for her significant contributions as an internationally recognized expert in biomechanics.

Date: Dec 03, 2019
Hokie alumni deployed with the Carrier Strike Group 12 include, from left, Cmdr. Matthew Wright, Cmdr David Dartez, Lt. Cmdr. Anthony LaVopa, Lt. Nick Len, Lt. Tom Clapp, Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Patrick Nichols, Lt. Joe Haslem, and Lt. Jonathan Bressette.
Corps of Cadets alumni deployed on the USS Lincoln named Wake Forest game Hokie Heroes

Carrier Strike Group 12 is deployed in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.

Date: Nov 10, 2019
A nuclear VR simulation
Mechanical engineering department offers new minor in nuclear engineering

Beginning in January 2020, a minor in nuclear engineering will be available to College of Engineering and College of Science undergraduate students in addition to other majors who meet course requirements.

Date: Oct 29, 2019
A female student wearing blue lab coat and gloves works under the hood in a lab with her advisor looking on.
MII Technical Conference highlights polymer science and engineering research across Virginia Tech

The theme of this year’s conference, which will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, is “Macromolecular Materials Discovery at the Intersection of Science, Engineering, and Society.”

Date: Oct 24, 2019

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