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- Apr 24 New initiative will further advance Virginia Tech’s commitment to life sciences research Virginia Tech will transfer the resources of the Biocomplexity Institute into the Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech on the Blacksburg campus. In doing so, Virginia Tech will support life sciences research across the university by providing “room to grow” through shared laboratories and catalyzing collaboration and partnership.
- Apr 24 Undergraduate engineering researcher develops model critical in creating better devices Chemical engineering junior Preeya Achari has developed and recently published as first author a new computational model to better understand the relationship between water and a type of two-dimensional material that is composed of one-atom-thick layers that are flat like a sheet of paper.
- Apr 23 Drone delivery in the U.S. clears a major hurdle After several years of research and testing with the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, drone-delivery company Wing has become the first to receive federal authorization for commercial deliveries.