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- Mar 20 First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab used head-impact data they collected from youth football teams to create the first helmet-rating system designed specifically for players under 14.
- Mar 19 Engineers seek to address treatment deficiencies, research disparity in pelvic organ prolapse Though not life-threatening, pelvic organ prolapse is a debilitating condition that affects half of all women over the age of 50 and is difficult to treat. A recent grant from the National Science Foundation equips Virginia Tech researchers with the goal of improving overall treatment approaches.
- Mar 18 Jay Winkeler joins Pamplin to lead Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics Winkeler will lead the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics as it enters a new phase of growth and expansion and contributes more broadly to the university’s critical data and decisions initiative.