New advisors well-versed in science, technology, and research have joined the Hume Center to help guide its mission to lead the university's education and research ecosystem for national security technologies.
Dhruv Batra has accepted three major federal research grants totaling more than $1 million: A National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigators Award, and a U.S. Office of Naval Research grant.
Srinath Ekkad, the Rolls Royce Commonwealth Professor for Aerospace Propulsion Systems in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, will provide leadership and vision to coordinate college-based and institute-based research programs, working to leverage current strengths to advance Virginia Tech's research mission.
"Ecuador is such an amazing place and if we can do one little thing to help its people and its landscape, I think we have accomplished something valuable," said graduate student Elli Travis.
A study led by Shalini Misra, assistant professor, Urban Affairs and Planning program in the National Capital Region, found that in the presence of mobile devices, people have the constant urge to seek out information, check for communication, and direct their thoughts to other people and worlds.
The results from the study and related studies will contribute to a better understanding of the ergonomic impacts of obesity and age.
Clinical trials at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine involve a wide range of new treatments, including the use of gold nanoparticles and a targeted laser therapy to treat solid tumors in dogs and cats. In January, the college established the Veterinary Clinical Research Office to help facilitate this work.
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers are in the early stages of a novel idea to move traffic signs from the side of the road into the car itself, where a dashboard screen will automatically alert the driver of what actions to take, if any.
An international community of researchers led by Jean Peccoud, a professor with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, has developed a common language for synthetic biology. Having such standards will move the field closer to the goal of manufacturing synthetic DNA, important for building biological structures to perform tasks.
Two undergraduate students participating in Fralin Life Science Institute's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program study how aging and age-related neurological diseases, such as Lou Gehrig's disease, affect motor functioning.
The Fralin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships offers one student the chance to work with advanced technology such as the mass spectrometer and learn how to apply it in a research setting.
Kathryn Fiedler, a recent graduate of Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is one of three individuals from the university who received a Fulbright U.S. student grant.
As the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay is a living laboratory to study the effects of weather and pollution on delicate ecosystems.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has captured two federal contracts worth $55 million to study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and break new ground in the burgeoning field of automated vehicles.
Undergraduate researcher Hayley Billingsley collected a stream of baseline data from her respondents, including height, weight, body mass index, demographics, and wellness information.
The Virginia Tech--Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences will preview its ground-breaking research of testing helmets to reduce concussions in a sport other than football.
Rebekah Less, first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, was awarded a SMART Fellowship from the Department of Defense based on the novel research she is conducting in the Computational Tissue Engineering Graduate Education Program, integrating liver and gastrointestinal tissues.
Researcher Pawel Michalak has discovered an allele on the beta-thymosin gene that makes it possible for the alewife to live solely in the freshwater Great Lakes.