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Virginia Tech unmanned aircraft expert speaks at White House panel on the future of aviation

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00
The first event of its kind hosted by the White House, the workshop brings together experts and stakeholders from industry, academia, and government.

Expectations for employees to check email after hours can cause burnout, new study finds

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 00:00
The emotional stress and exhaustion that may result from such expectations has a negative effect on the individual’s well-being and, ultimately, job performance, says William Becker, associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business.

Fralin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow investigates false pregnancy in black bears

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00
The team is trying to determine whether pseudopregnancy — the term for when a nonpregnant female produces hormones similar to those of a pregnant female — occurs in black bears.

Virginia Tech-led training creates greater crop yields in East Africa

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00
Controlling pests through natural means pays off big in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, a 10-year study shows.

Travis Mountain presented national awards for research and Extension work

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00
Mountain was presented the 2016 Robert O.Hermann Ph.D. Dissertation Award and the AARP Public Policy Institute's Financial Services and the Older Consumer Award, both from the American Council on Consumer Interests.

Fulbright scholar headed to Tanzania to teach and research solid waste practices

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00
Kris Wernstedt will spend 10 months teaching and conducting research on solid waste practices at Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.

Faculty receive grant to transform undergraduate engineering education

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00
The National Science Foundation is providing $2 million to support the creation of a new curriculum model to prepare a diverse range of students to become adaptive engineers ready to solve 21st-century problems.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist honored with Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Research Award

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00
He will use the award funds to study, in a rodent model, how the composition of fluids administered to patients who have suffered cardiac arrest or myocardial infarction affects whether or not they survive and how well they recover from the event.

Undergraduate researcher looks for ways to prevent and recover from running injuries

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00
For Wenrick, this summer program has been beneficial in figuring out a future career path.

New molecular mechanism suggests that people with obesity or insulin resistance may more easily accumulate fat

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:00
A team of researchers led by a Virginia Tech nutrition scientist discovered that the formation and expansion of fat cells was associated with an increase in autophagy – a normal physiological process in which cells remodel, break down, or recycle cell parts.

2016 ACC Creativity and Innovation fellows hard at work this summer

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 15:00
Allison Moser, one of six Virginia Tech students serving as a fellow this summer, is researching cottontail rabbits in the North Carolina highlands.