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Students to network with nationally recognized innovators, entrepreneurs 'At the Nexus'

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00

Alan Macy, a high-profile entrepreneur in the life sciences, will be among notable thought leaders at the Nov. 12-14 event, which is expected to draw more than 100 students.

Tim Warburton named John K. Costain Chair in the College of Science

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00

At 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, Timothy Warburton will give the inaugural John K. Costain Chair Lecture, part of the College of Science’s Fall Roundtable 2015 weekend.

Virginia Tech identifies potential 'destination areas,' seeks faculty input

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00

Faculty are asked to provide feedback about how their teaching and research links to 10 proposed "destination areas," or elements of curriculum and research that will differentiate Virginia Tech as a leading university.

New book explains how to model the immune system — 10 billion components at a time

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

The complexity of the human immune response has been difficult to characterize on a “big picture” level, but researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have written the book on how it can be done.

Scientists find a small tweak may make a big difference in immune cell development

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered a slight shift in environmental factors can change how an immune cell matures.  

Study using genetic lines of Virginia Tech chickens reveals evolution happens faster than thought

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00

Genetic lines of chickens from Virginia Tech were a critical component of an experiment that proved evolution happens 15 times faster than was previously thought.

Timing is everything in cell processes, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers say

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00

A Virginia Bioinformatics Institute study has implications for cancer research, as scientists try to understand how cells avoid errors that promote cancer development.  

Wireless @ Virginia Tech awarded grants to help ease shift to sharing of radio bands

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 23:00

Engineering researchers at Virginia Tech have received grants of more than $680,000 to help the military train engineers and develop systems to share their radio spectrum.

Engineering researchers seek remedies for threat posed by drones to commercial airliners

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 23:00

 A team of Virginia Tech researchers are urging changes in how commercial aircraft engines are designed in the wake of likelihood of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, being sucked into turbofan engines at high speeds.

Grant focuses on using crowdsourcing to help analyze big data and solve problems

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 23:00

The National Science Foundation is supporting this work with a $500,000 grant over three years from its cyber-human systems program area.

Harbingers of Halloween spin smart system for scientists to mimic, create new products

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 23:00

Material scientists are interested in mimicking spider glue -- nature’s perfect adhesive -- for human products, and rely on biologists to determine factors involved in its creation.

Leigh-Anne Krometis and Emily Sarver win inaugural environmental science award

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00

Leigh-Anne Krometis and Emily Sarver received the award for the exemplary quality of their research and their research partnership in energy production and environmental science.

Professor works to manage storm water, help save the environment

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00

Virginia Tech Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Randy Dymond dedicates his work to ensuring heavy rains don't mean flooded streets and polluted rivers. 

Award from National Science Foundation may help researchers better understand circadian rhythms

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00

The National Science Foundation has awarded a new grant to Virginia Tech researchers to continue study the effect of circadian rhythms on cancer genesis, particularly in shift workers. 

Photos: Automated vehicle demonstration

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:43

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers showed off their cars sporting the latest automated- and connected-vehicle technology on a a 10-mile stretch of an interstate in Northern Virginia.

Land-atmosphere research station helps Virginia Tech expand capacity to study forests

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 23:00

Virginia Tech has increased its capacity to study forests and how such landscapes influence climate in a collaboration with Sweet Briar College.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, partners test automated, connected vehicles on interstate

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00

Motorists received hands-on experience today with “hands-off" driving as they traveled a 10-mile stretch of an interstate highway in Northern Virginia in cars sporting the latest automated- and connected-vehicle technology.

Interdisciplinary statistics lab to highlight global outreach efforts as part of World Statistics Day

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00

Virginia Tech’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis will host an event Oct. 20, World Statistics Day, highlighting its effort to teach statistical and data science methods in developing countries.

American Physical Society honors College of Science’s Michel Pleimling with Fellowship

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00

A Luxembourg native, Pleimling joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 2006. 

Disease free water, a global health challenge, commands an international team effort

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00

Peter Vikesland, an expert in the optimization of drinking water disinfection practices, is the principal investigator for a new five-year $3.6 million Partnerships in International Research and Education grant from the National Science Foundation.