Fall 2021


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    Diggeridoos team members working at night on their hole boring machine.
    A new world below , article

    The Elon Musk-founded Boring Company aims to reinvent transportation by taking it underground, in high-speed networks of tunnel travel. In 2021, a Virginia Tech team took part in the company’s first-ever design competition, launched to inspire leaps in tunneling technology.

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    Looking up at the construction of Holden Hall with a dramatic blue cloudy sky.
    Video: Holden Hall rounds the corner to completion , article

    The newly renovated and expanded building, home to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering, is set to reopen in spring 2022.


Message from the dean


research + innovationĀ + people

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    A small boat heading out in the early morning on the Occoquan Reservoir.
    50 Years of the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory , article

    Since its establishment in 1972, the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Lab has served as a rich source of monitoring data for the northern Virginia region. Heading into the lab’s 50th anniversary year – and Virginia Tech’s sesquicentennial – its leadership hopes to build on that legacy with research tied to grand environmental challenges.

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    Illustration of women engineers paving the way for other women engineers.
    Paving the way , article

    Meet 10 Hokie alumnae who are laying a foundation of support for the next generation of women in engineering. As emerging leaders in their disciplines and organizations, these women speak to the importance of mentorship, representation, and dreaming big.


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