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First Destination Area town hall meeting sets focus on ‘wicked problems’

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:55
The next two town hall sessions will be Wednesday in the Graduate Life Center, beginning with Adaptive Brain and Behavior at 10:30 a.m. and Resilient Earth Systems at 1 p.m

Data, decision sciences key ingredients for Virginia Tech to solve global problems

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:00
Virginia Tech is the sensor to the health and well-being of the world, and data is the key. That was one of the messages shared during Monday’s Data and Decision Sciences destination area meeting at the Graduate Life Center.

Faculty urged to attend Town Hall meetings starting Monday

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:00
Provost Thanassis Rikakis at a town-hall meeting on the "destination areas" (the identification of particular areas of academic strength). Meeting took place in the Graduate Life Center multipurpose room.

Study finds researchers’ personal traits linked to interdisciplinarity, impact of scientific publications

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00
Transdisciplinary orientation is an intrapersonal disposition that emerges over the course of one's scholarly career.

NASA, Virginia Tech test management platform for unmanned aircraft traffic

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:00
In the first in a series of tests of the research platform involving non-NASA aircraft, pilots from the six test sites recently flew 22 aircraft simultaneously.

Virginia Tech researchers reveal new evidence about space weather

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:00
Professor Robert Clauer and his team designed and built six autonomous data-collection stations, and installed them, piece by piece, near the geographic South Pole for initial testing.

Distinguished national leader in substance abuse research, treatment, and policy to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:00
Addiction scientist Kathleen T. Brady will close out the 2015-2016 season of the institute's distinguished public lecture series on Thursday

Kathleen Alexander presents NSF funded human-wildlife interface projects on Capitol Hill

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 00:00
Kathleen Alexander, a veterinarian and wildlife professor, will showcase some of her research projects on Capitol Hill on April 26.

Flint water leaders Marc Edwards and Mona Hanna-Attisha named to Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2016

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 00:00
The list, now in its thirteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.

At international expo, Virginia Tech touts intelligent infrastructure

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:00
Among the university's featured projects at Hannover Messe in Germany: smart buildings, soundly built bridges and spectacular sensors.

World-leading biological structure innovator to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:00
Sriram Subramaniam will present on, “Visualizing Biology in 3D: Why Does It Matter?” on April 21 at 5 p.m. in Roanoke.

Researchers use local species to expand market for cross-laminated timber

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:00
Daniel Hindman leads research to use native Virginia tree species in cross-laminated timbers, which behave much like precast concrete in construction applications.

Veterinary college's Nick Dervisis honored with 2016 Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:00
Since joining the veterinary college in 2012, veterinary oncologist Nick Dervisis has helped build a successful oncology service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital .

Virginia Tech test site helped advance new rules for unmanned aircraft

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:00
Certain unmanned aircraft are now allowed to fly twice as high, thanks to research at Virginia Tech.

Research partnership strengthens data science in the military

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:00
The new study will integrate multiple data sources to create a detailed portrait of the U.S. military population.

Roop Mahajan to step down as director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:00
Mahajan said he plans to travel during a six-month sabbatical beginning July 1 to develop strategic collaborations.

Biochemist appointed to serve as member of the NIH Pathogenic Eukaryotes Study Section

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:00
In this four-year position, which begins July 1, Maria Belen Cassera will conduct peer review of grant applications submitted to the NIH and evaluate them for their scientific merit.

Early brain development leader to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:00
Her discussion on gene influence in brain development will take place today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

ICAT Day to showcase innovations in science, engineering, arts, and design

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:00
Free interactive exhibits, workshops, talks, demonstrations, and performances will be offered throughout the Moss Arts Center.