Virginia Tech Engineer
Article ItemThe new cryptographers , article
The Zodiac Killer's second cipher went unsolved for 51 years. Two programmers and an applied mathematician turned to computing tools born after the coded 1969 message to finally crack it.
Article ItemBuilt for the long game , article
Since its onset, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented student design teams — groups used to troubleshooting small snags and big setbacks — with a wave of new challenges for their design cycles.
Article ItemAfter the outbreaks , article
Amy Pruden and Marc Edwards combine specialties in microbiology, water chemistry, and environmental engineering to lead a research team in the study of Legionella, an elusive pathogen that can strike in deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks.
research + innovation
Article ItemNew kids on the blockchain , article
The Virginia Tech Blockchain Initiative empowers students to build skills in blockchain technology and discover its vast potential, with guidance from industry pioneer Block.one.
Article ItemDiscovering the rural engineer , article
Middle school teachers, local industry, and Virginia Tech researchers are teaming up in rural Southwest Virginia classrooms to open students’ conceptions of engineers, what they do, and where they live.
people + news
Article ItemEarly strides in research and education earn faculty 16 national awards , article
In the 2020 fiscal year, 10 faculty members in the College of Engineering received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty: the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
Article ItemWelcoming new leaders in 2020 , article
In 2020, the College of Engineering welcomed new leaders to the Dean's Office, the college's academic departments, and Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus. Some are stepping into new roles following years of service at the college, while others are joining the Virginia Tech community for the first time.
alumni + giving
Article ItemOutstanding Recent Alumni Awards , article
Virginia Tech Engineering prepares innovative engineers to conquer complex problems.
Article ItemAcademy of Engineering Excellence Inductees , article
The College of Engineering inducted five new members into the Academy of Engineering Excellence.