Combining engineering approaches with biology, researchers have used a computer-aided design tool to create genetic languages to guide the design of biological systems.The goal of the effort is to engineer organisms that produce useful products or health-care solutions from inexpensive, renewable materials.
Virginia Tech is helping to keep the commonwealth's number one industry in the green and agriculture the primary economic engine of the state.
Fueled by a $50,000 National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant, Virginia Tech engineers sprung into action when more than 10,000 gallons of a chemical mixture leaked from a storage tank near Charleston, W.Va., and entered a river upstream of a water-treatment plant in January.
Each of the 15 ACC member schools will send student representatives who will present their work through oral presentations, posters, or models and exhibits. The conference will be held April 3-5 at the University of Pittsburgh.
National research and business leaders produce a video that suggests what federal funding should for the United States to remain the world’s innovation leader.
The Virginia Tech community will be celebrating that notable three-pound contraption -- the human brain -- during Brain Awareness Week, which officially begins March 10.
Virginia Tech will play host to a first-time competition for students to deign on-demand, remote-controlled 3-D printed aircraft and ground vehicles as the Spring 2014 Additive Manufacturing Grand Challenge launches March 4.