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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
Four girls are sitting on the floor smiling as they hold up a metal device.
Through partnership with local rescue squad, Virginia Tech students develop lifesaving device

The device, called the Emergency Lift Assist, operates by safely and quickly rolling a patient onto a tarp. Once strapped in, a hydraulically powered set of frames lifts the patient with just the push of a button.

Date: Aug 07, 2018
Robert Sturges honored with emeritus status

A member of the university community since 1997, Sturges made significant contributions to the understanding of assembly processes through the joining of mechanical and industrial engineering principles.

Date: May 31, 2018
A small white car sits at the starting line on a road that leads to a navigation course.
Despite bumps in the road, engineering team places third in North American autonomous vehicle competition

Virginia Tech’s AutoDrive team faced challenges at home before ever stepping foot in Yuma, Arizona, to compete against seven other universities from the U.S. and Canada.

Date: May 10, 2018
Poe artwork
Immersive theatrical installation brings the works of Edgar Allan Poe to life

A theatrical installation in the Cube of the Moss Arts Center titled "Poe's Shadows," opens on Oct. 31 and includes a series of short expert talks on related and complementary topics.

Date: Oct 29, 2018
Granata Lab testing
Virginia Tech engineers host local students for hands-on National Biomechanics Day event

More than 80 students from Auburn, Floyd, Giles, and Radford high schools were invited to campus on April 11 for hands-on biomechanics demonstrations in five different labs throughout the College of Engineering.

Date: Apr 26, 2018

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