The Dana Medal recognizes sustained scientific contributions through original research in the mineralogical sciences by an individual in the midst of his or her career.
Virginia Tech engineering faculty member Raffaella De Vita's work on pelvic floor disorders could potentially transform surgical reconstruction methods and post-operative rehabilitation procedures for females suffering from problems with supporting structures of the uterus and the vagina.
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have recently returned from a trip halfway across the globe in the race to confront drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Thomas Hou is recognized internationally for developing innovative solutions to complex cross-layer optimization problems in wireless networks.
Teens may begin their driving habits with great caution, but as months behind the wheel pass and complacency sets in, they begin to multitask -- dialing cell phones, eating, and talking to passengers -- and greatly raise the danger of more crashes and near-crashes than experienced drivers.
The program seeks to strengthen the relationship between College of Science wet lab scientists and the institute's computational resources, further extending the institute’s mission of applying computational and modeling approaches to solve fundamental problems in the biological and biomedical sciences using team science.
The Federal Aviation Administration selected Virginia Tech's proposal for unmanned aircraft testing. The university and its partners will establish a test site to bring the benefits of the new technology to the nation.
Madhave Marathe is an expert in interaction-based modeling and the simulation of large, complex biological, information, social, and technical systems and lead a team of researchers who are advancing the science and engineering of co-evolving complex networks and developing innovative computational tools.
A new federally funded fiber optic construction project led by Virginia Tech and the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation will boost Internet service throughout the region.
The event's end goal: Create rescue robots that can maneuver in disaster scenes and save lives. During the physical trials, the robots will be tasked with actions including including driving a ruggedized vehicle, climbing a ladder, and using a power tool to break through a wall.
The potentially devastating boxwood blight threatens to spread via holiday greenery.
"Unlike experts in the real world whose expertise is certified by advanced degrees and/or authoritative titles, experts in the virtual world are difficult to identify," says Alan Wang, associate professor of business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.
New research by College of Engineering Professor Marc Edwards shows that fetal death rates in Washington, D.C., increased during two separate lead-in-water contamination events during 2000-2003 and 2007-2009.
Tina Savla conducts research on day-to-day stresses encountered by older adults in their daily lives and how these affect psychological and physical well-being.
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers studying life from a unique canyon in Israel discover heat stress seems to influence a species' genetic makeup, a finding that may influence understanding of climate change.
Hundreds of visitors stopped by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on Nov. 15, 2013, as it celebrated 25 years of research excellence with an open house featuring public tours of the Virginia Smart Road, research demonstrations, and talks highlighting the institute and its impact on commuting, driver safety.
The Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology continues to expand its mission to address the communication and computational challenges of the national security community, utilizing the strategic capabilities of the institute.
A.J. Prussin receives a fellowship to support his study of microbiomes in the air and on surfaces, such as tables and toys, at a local day care center.
An emphasis on research in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's curriculum, coupled with broad opportunities for collaboration with Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, sets up medical students for lifelong learning.