Virginia Tech biomedical researchers took the lead in a large six-year study to see if helmets reduce concussion risk. Data were collected between 2005 and 2010 from eight collegiate teams.
Joyce Arietta conducts research on family disruption, parent-child relationships in vulnerable families, and public policy.
Virginia Tech will lead the power electronics research and applications thrust of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
Virginia Tech biomedical engineering faculty member Guohua Cao, director of the X-Ray Systems Laboratory, is leading an effort to develop a new type of X-ray scanner that is an unprecedented 5-D technology.
Zachary Grasley is a researcher who is attempting to gain a better understanding of mechanical properties, specifically for loading effects related to materials containing cement, a prevalent material in the nation's infrastructure.
A multi-university research team found that gene abnormalities in brain tumor cells increase the tumor's ability to resist treatment, a discovery that sheds light on efforts to develop better cancer treatments.
The Virginia Tech Smart Infrastructure Laboratory this past fall performed a one-day modal test on the Huckleberry Trail pedestrian bridge that crosses Southgate Drive.
Established in 1986 by Virginia's General Assembly and governor and administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes the finest among Virginia's college faculty for their excellence in teaching, research and public service.
The Outstanding Faculty Award is the commonwealth's highest honor for university faculty. It honors a Virginia faculty member’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration, and public service.
Nearly a decade after leaving the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Michael Friedlander will be honored by the university's undergraduate neuroscience society. He will receive the First Annual Undergraduate Neuroscience Society Distinguished Scholar Award of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers modeled how people who make short visits to Washington, D.C., play a big role in the spread of disease.The findings could help policymakers develop guidelines to protect public health.
Although other sugar batteries have been developed, this one has an energy density an order of magnitude higher than others, allowing it to run longer before it needs to be refilled.
Civil and environmental engineer Amy Pruden, a 2006 National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient as well as a 2007 Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering honoree, has garnered a new NSF grant to study the recent Colorado flood's effect on antibiotic resistance genes.
Sandeep Shukla's research uses formal models and methods for computing system design, analysis, validation, and synthesis.
Researchers found lower mercury concentrations in fish from select rivers in Russia near areas where the economy has declined since the fall of the former Soviet Union.
The award recognizes the research, outreach, and teaching achievements of Julia Beamish, Kathleen Parrott, and JoAnn Emmel.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have demonstrated that ultrasound directed to a specific region of the brain can help improve people's abilities to distinguish sensations. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, demonstrates for the first time that a low-intensity, transcranial-focused ultrasound can modulate human brain activity to enhance perception.
Amanda Morris is adapting plant strategies as a way of storing solar energy. She has received a grant from the Department of Energy for her research.
Rural residents and Virginia veterans will benefit from two Virginia Tech projects related to improving broadband Internet access throughout the commonwealth. The two projects received Governor's Technology Awards for 2013.
Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.