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Virginia Tech students invited to show work at International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:00

Students and faculty from the Virginia Tech Center for Design Research will present their work created using digital fabrication and robotic technology May 16-19 during the 2015 ICFF in New York City.

Vijay K. Agarwala named director of high performance computing at Virginia Tech

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:00

He comes to Virginia Tech with more than 28 years of experience in high performance computing, data sciences, and research computing.

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute receives outstanding achievement award

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:00

Gov. Terry McAuliffe presented the award for Outstanding Achievement in Bioscience to the institute at a recent conference focused on growing bioscience business and research in the state.

Wireless @ Virginia Tech plans 25th anniversary celebration

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:00

Wireless @ Virginia Tech will kick off its anniversary celebration on Wednesday, May 27, at Newman Library with an open house called "Blast from the Past", featuring a vintage equipment exhibition.

Virginia Tech alumnus returns to head mechanical engineering department

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00

Azim Eskandarian, who received his master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1983 from Virginia Tech, will return to his alma mater to lead the mechanical engineering department.

FutureHAUS 'Living Room of the Future' debuts this week in Atlanta

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

The Virginia Tech Center for Design Research will exhibit prototypes of the FutureHAUS kitchen and living room cartridge concepts during the 2015 American Institute of Architects National Convention May 14-16.

Amy Pruden receives best paper award from Environmental Science and Technology

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00

The professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech is leading an interdisciplinary $2.25 million USDA grant on antibiotic resistance from farm to fork.

Students present research to intelligence community members at Hume Center colloquium

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00

The students' projects explored questions about ongoing events around the world that have implications for the United States' national security. 

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute research team finds new ways to detect ovarian cancer

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00

Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have found new ways of detecting ovarian cancer by studying microsatellite repeats, also known as "junk DNA," in the genome.

Virginia Tech researcher shines light on origin of bioluminescence

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech scientist Paul Marek has traced the trait of bioluminescence on the tree of life - and its original purpose is surprising.

Virginia Center for Housing Research explores housing innovation in new book

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:00

Based on extensive research, the new book takes a first-of-its-kind look at the diffusion of innovation in the housing industry.

Transportation institute will share massive trove of driver research data

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has won a $16.4 million contract to facilitate making  thousands of hours worth of driving data available to researchers. The overriding goal: make driving safer.

Virginia Tech ranked among world's most elite universities

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech is in the top 200 in 18 of the 36 subjects evaluated in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.

Student-made 3-D printed vehicles will drive and fly at Friday competition at Rector Field House

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech's Rector Field House will host a competition May 1 for remotely-piloted vehicles designed, 3-D printed, and built by 12 student teams at the second annual Additive Vehicle Design Competition.

Harald Sontheimer to direct university-wide neuroscience initiative and new Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute center

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

A nationally recognized neuroscientist and expert on the biology of glial cells, the brain’s most abundant cell type, Sontheimer will direct the university-wide neuroscience initiative being launched within the College of Science.

William Hopkins receives 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2005, William Hopkins studies the influence of anthropogenic global changes such as pollution, disease, habitat destruction, and climate change on the health of wildlife populations

France Belanger receives 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1997, France Belanger's research focuses on digital interactions between individuals, businesses, and government and on the related security and privacy issues.

Drug discovery researchers identify, refine compound to combat malaria parasite

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00

Life scientists have discovered a compound that packs a mean punch to a dangerous malaria parasite. Better yet, the compound can be delivered to the parasite in a way that leads to minimal side effects for the human host.

Advanced Propulsion and Power Lab fills industry niche for advanced aerospace, turbine research

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00

The 8,100-square-foot facility unites labs formerly scattered across campus in a single location.

Video: Winning idea emerges in student entrepreneurship challenge

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech student teams recently presented while vying for their share of $30,000 in prize money in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals.