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Procter & Gamble joins with Virginia Tech in strategic innovation partnership

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00

The agreement allows Virginia Tech researchers to forge relationships and projects with Procter & Gamble quickly since the underlying contractual work is already completed. 

Experience the Cube and other innovative arts and technology research during 'ICAT Day'

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00

Held from noon until 9 p.m. on May 4 , the annual event celebrates the work of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology's affiliated faculty and students who blend science, engineering, art, and design.

Virginia Tech joins other commonwealth universities in leap to 100 gigabits per second

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University will be the first MARIA members to implement 100G channels over the research allocation.  The new network will be operational by July 1, 2015.  

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference grows, expands presentations

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:00

Almost 200 students will present at the 2015 Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference on Friday. The public is welcome to attend.

Engineering students head to NASA’s Wallops Island flight facility for Saturday rocket launch

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00

Experiments built by Virginia Tech College of Engineering students are slated to travel into space aboard a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket at the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Virginia Tech researcher works to end gastric illness in people, increase production of pigs

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech scientist Kiho Lee’s research relies on finding pathways to fight disease and increase hog production.

Center for Design Research showcases new Design Robotics Studio through summit

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:00

The Design Robotics Summit brought together university and corporate guests for two days of immersion in digital design-to-robotic fabrication. The results will be presented at the May 16-19 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Graduate student designs social media site to match young minds with scientific mentors

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:00

Graduate student Nina Lauharatanahirun launched a social media site with the support of Virginia Tech's Diversity Scholars Program to match young minds with scientific mentors.

New technology provides superior ability to rapidly detect volatile organic compounds

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech electrical engineering faculty member Professor Masoud Agah has developed new technology that will improve the speed and accuracy of detecting dangerous compounds.

Veterinary college graduate students showcase their research, win awards at Virginia Tech

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

A record 68 graduate students participated in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine’s 26th annual Research Symposium.

Benjamin Jantzen wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Benjamin C. Jantzen will study how to enable machines to carry out scientific research on their own.

William H. Tranter honored with emeritus status

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1997, Tranter is credited as a pioneer in the field of communications and simulation.

Virginia Tech scientist partners with Ecuadorian researchers to study nose of rare ‘Pinocchio Lizard’

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

Scientists re-discovered the lizard in 2005 living elusively at the tops of tall trees in the cloud forests of Ecuador — the only place in the world that it is known to exist.

Five days of eating fatty foods can alter how your body’s muscle processes food, researchers find

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

A recent Virginia Tech study found that eating fatty foods for even a small amount of time can have adverse health affects.

Scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time.

Sarah McDonald honored with 2015 Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

Sarah McDonald studies the evolutionary dynamics and pathogenesis of rotavirus, which is responsible for the deaths of as many as half a million infants and young children globally each year.

Ranga Pitchumani named George R. Goodson Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

Established in 1988, the professorship is presented to faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to recognize teaching and research excellence. 

Shashank Priya joins the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00

Priya is the first faculty director for materials and sustainable energy at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.

Discovery in alternative energy production may be breakthrough for hydrogen-fueled vehicles

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

A team of Virginia Tech researchers discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using corn stover – the stalks, cobs, and husks – to greatly reduce the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. 

New bioinspiration center brings together researchers from across campus

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

A new interdisciplinary research center brings biologists and engineers together to tackle technological challenges.