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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute child development researchers appointed as Roanoke’s chief science officers for human development

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:00
In their roles, the Rameys will provide time and expertise in the areas of child and family development, data analysis, and community-based participatory partnerships.

Virginia Tech joins $20 million federal project to advance clean energy

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:00
Virginia Tech is among a group of research universities working to improve use of fossil energy resources while reducing environmental impacts.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute team begins to bridge gap between intellectual disability and molecular function

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:00
The research team found that when a particular gene is deleted, the cells have a shorter lifespan and affect the health of normal cells around them.

Amanda Morris named a young leader in chemical sciences by Dreyfus Foundation

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00
In its announcement, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation highlighted Morris' research work with artificial photosynthetic arrays as the reason for the honor.

Virginia Tech enables unmanned aircraft testing to survey energy corridors, study long-distance flights

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 00:00
Newly authorized airspace, funding for instrumentation, and an energy industry consortium will advance unmanned systems research.

Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics seeks to connect research across Virginia Tech

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00
The Virginia Tech Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics, launched this past winter in the Department of Physics, will host a symposium May 19.

Sen. Warner, Virginia Tech experts to discuss unmanned aircraft systems

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:00
Sen. Mark Warner will offer opening remarks and former Congressman Jim Moran will moderate discussion on the innovation and regulation of drones.

Endangered woodpecker expands home with fungus, Virginia Tech researchers say

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:00
The finding, which comes after more than two years of experimental research, was recently published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Video: Teams of student entrepreneurs pitch world-changing ideas

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00
Students competed in the eighth annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals.

New website launched for destination area initiative

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:00
Virginia Tech heightened the web presence of its destination area initiative, transitioning toward a more functional site where faculty can view information or make comments.

Bauer releases new helmet, best performance, according to Virginia Tech’s Hockey Helmet Ratings

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
The latest hockey helmet to be released, the Bauer RE-AKT 75, is the best-performing helmet on the consumer market, according to the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings™ system developed by Virginia Tech researchers.

Tuberculosis infection in mongoose driven by social communication behavior

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:00
A research team led by Virginia Tech's Kathleen Alexander discovered the pathogen's unique transmission route.

Bioinspired sonar expert seeks to bridge natural history and engineering

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00
A Virginia Tech professor leads a workshop at the Smithsonian this week on how engineers and museums can work together to bring more biology into bioinspiration.

Virginia Tech Carilion high school researcher competes at International Science and Engineering Fair

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:00
Under the mentorship of Amanda Quisenberry, a postdoctoral associate at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Alexus McBride helped create a social networking website called the Social Interactome.

Brain researchers invited to attend first VirginiaBrainRX symposium in Richmond

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 00:00
The symposium's goal is to further collaboration, especially for the discovery, development, and delivery of drugs to treat brain illness.

Faculty urged to attend Destination Area town hall meetings Monday and Tuesday

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 00:00
Two Destination Area town hall meetings are set this week at the Graduate Life Center on the Blacksburg campus. Faculty members will hear a brief overview of the Destination Area process, which will also be streamed on the web, and then have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions.

Gov. McAuliffe signs bond bill, advances Health Sciences and Technology Innovation District in Roanoke

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
The new building will house biomedical research facilities, including high-resolution research imaging equipment. The annual economic impact of the expanded program, once fully staffed, would be $191 million annually, according to university estimates.

Virginia Tech's X.J. Meng elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:00
Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors given to a scientist in the United States.

Faculty members explore 'adaptive brain,' 'resilient earth' destination areas

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00
When faculty members from different disciplines gather, they learn one another’s language.

Virginia Tech and Arlington County join MetroLab Network to accelerate innovations in ‘Smart Cities’

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:30
The university serves as a research and development arm; the county serves as a test-bed for technologies and policies; and students gain access to real-world laboratories.