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Article ItemDr. De Vita and the miraculous, imperfect mechanics of pregnancy , article
Raffaella De Vita's STRETCH Lab studies pregnancy's constant remodeling of reproductive organs and structures — and how those biomechanical changes may contribute to injuries and disorders that affect millions of women.
Article ItemA 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.
Article ItemVideo: 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
Article ItemStanding firm on 150 years – and embracing the future of Virginia Tech Engineering , article
As we look to the university’s upcoming sesquicentennial anniversary, the college celebrates its strong foundations and the role we can play in Virginia Tech’s future impact and growth.
research + innovation + people
Article Item50 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.
Article ItemPaving 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.
Article ItemEmbracing the freedom to fail , article
The Frith First-Year Makerspace provides hands-on exploration of creativity, community, and engineering.
Article ItemMaking search and rescue drone swarms a reality , article
A quarter of the people recovered by wilderness search and rescue operations are injured by the time they’re found. Researcher Ryan Williams wants to shave that statistic down by bringing multi-robot systems into searches.
news + events from around the college
Article Item2021 Early Career Awards , article
In the 2021 fiscal year, eight faculty members in the College of Engineering received early career recognition for their pioneering work in research and education. Get to know this year’s awardees and hear more about their research paths and curiosities, along with their hopes for impact, outcomes, and student involvement.
Redirect ItemSix engineering graduate students named NSF Graduate Research Fellows , redirect
Six graduate students from across five departments of the College of Engineering have been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in 2021.
Redirect ItemCollege of Engineering inducts seven members into the Academy of Engineering Excellence at Virginia Tech , redirect
The 2021 inductees were selected from among approximately 74,000 living Virginia Tech engineering alumni. Members of the Academy of Engineering Excellence have made sustained contributions in engineering and leadership throughout their accomplished careers.