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Professor Mehdi Setareh, at far left, watches as his research team from Virginia Tech’s Vibration Testing Lab measures the vibrations caused by 30 cadets marching in unison across the footbridge at the University Gateway Center.
Virginia Tech vibration study aims to make footbridges better for pedestrians

For Mehdi Setareh, his research team, and a group of 30 of Virginia Tech's cadets, the simple task of walking across a pedestrian bridge can help make future bridges better and safer for people.

Date: Oct 22, 2019
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Andrew Benton holds a Virginia Tech flag.
Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Andrew Benton named North Carolina game Hokie Hero

Benton is an air support control officer deployed on the USS Boxer with the Amphibious Ready Group. He supervises and coordinates air operations across multiple ships.

Date: Oct 18, 2019
 Carson Squibb and Trevor LeMaster track strains during simulated loading in the Aerospace Structures and Materials Laboratory.
Virginia Tech researchers develop smart prosthetic sockets to improve comfort and performance

With a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers will study volume loss and develop smart prosthetic sockets to improve comfort and performance in prostheses.

Date: Oct 08, 2019
Kaveh Hamed and his research team at the Hybrid Dynamic Systems and Robot Locomotion Lab work to enhance agility, stability, and dexterity of four-legged robots.
Virginia Tech researchers aim to give robots bio-inspired gaits

Kaveh Hamed, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, and his research team have worked to enhance bio-inspired locomotion in robots alongside collaborators from within the department and from other universities around the country.

Date: Sep 29, 2019
Five men stand with giant check.
Engineering students win $25,000 in international product-pitching competition

An exoskeleton concept put Maroon Assistive Technologies in first place in the Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Challenge, a pitch competition won last year by a student team from Chile.

Date: Sep 24, 2019
Walter O'Brien
Walter O'Brien honored with emeritus status posthumously

O’Brien was the J. Bernard Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering. He passed away on July 25, 2019.

Date: Sep 19, 2019
Robin White
Robin White seeks better agriculture by harnessing new technology

In her five years at Virginia Tech, White has taken a lead role in harnessing advancements in technology to study livestock and convert big data into applications for producers. During Friday's State of the University address, White described the SmartFarm Innovation Network and its effect on animal health and sustainability.

Date: Sep 09, 2019
Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin on campus Sept. 4 and 5 to recruit students

Lockheed Martin will be at the Inn at Virginia Tech on Sept. 4 and 5 to recruit a variety of engineering and business majors, including computer science, aerospace engineering, computer programming, software development, finance, and accounting.

Date: Sep 03, 2019
Walter F. O'Brien Jr.
In memoriam: Walter F. O'Brien Jr., J. Bernard Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering

O'Brien was a member of the Virginia Tech faculty for more than 52 years, and was the first faculty member from the mechanical engineering department to receive a named professorship.

Date: Jul 31, 2019
The Virginia Tech Hyperloop team
Virginia Tech Hyperloop team appears at fourth pod competition

After a year of designing and fabricating their pod, seven Hokies flew out to Los Angeles for the competition, including a recent graduate and two graduate students who served as advisors to the team.

Date: Jul 23, 2019
Steve Critchfield, CEO and President of MOVA Technologies, meets with Joseph Meadows, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
Multi-containment filters key to recycling pollutants, creating cleaner energy

A mechanical engineering professor will analyze panel-bed filters that could be used to absorb pollutants to be recycled.

Date: Jul 01, 2019
Assistant Professor Jonathan Boreyko, front, and doctoral student Farzad Ahmadi
'Sneezing' plants contribute to disease proliferation

Virginia Tech researchers have found that jumping droplets have an impact in the spread of wheat leaf rust spores.

Date: Jun 21, 2019

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