• Article Item
    David Oranchak
    The 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.

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    A Design Build Fly team member stands on the tarmac holding a remote control plane.
    Built 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.

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    Two graduate students work on a legionella experiment in Amy Prudent's lab
    After 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


people + news

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    Walter Lee
    Early 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.

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    Kray Luxbacher
    Welcoming 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