Article ItemThe future of farming , article
Spurred by a graying workforce, Virginia Tech researchers are laying the groundwork for an accessible future of agriculture.
Article ItemTapping the ripple effect , article
Virginia Tech engineers lead an EPA-funded effort that taps a growing crowd of consumers who want to learn how to better protect themselves from lead.
Article ItemOut of the lab, into the field , article
While traditional fog harvesters use mesh netting to catch these droplets, the fog harp opts for a vertical array of wires instead, a design change that increases their collection capacity for clean water by threefold.
Article ItemWhat's next for Holden Hall , article
With a green building certification of LEED silver, the renovated and expanded Holden Hall will allow two departments to recruit the best faculty and students and further build upon their rich shared history through the processes of extraction to purification.
people + news
Article ItemRecord number of early career faculty win national awards , article
Some of the youngest faculty are poised to further research in critical areas, collectively earning 11 National Science Foundation CAREER awards and five Young Investigator awards — a record high in college and university history.
Article ItemThe woman bringing Virginia Tech’s power electronics to D.C. , article
Christina DiMarino looked to be a prime candidate for the Center for Power Electronics. There was only one problem.
Article ItemAcademy of Engineering Excellence Inductees , article
The 2018 academy inductees were nominated and selected from its 74,000 living alumni base for having achieved exceptional career successes and represent a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, reflecting the broadening of the field of engineering.
Article ItemMichael Sherburne named 2018 Outstanding Senior , article
For his senior capstone project, Michael Sherburne led a team of students to develop a new nuclear fusion tool to generate neutron radiation for experiments.
Article ItemAlexandra Hyler named 2018 Graduate Student of the Year , article
The biomedical engineering student's Virginia Tech experience harks back to one of her beliefs about education: “You are here for a bigger purpose than a piece of paper.”
research + innovation
Article ItemShaking up a lab , article
Alumni are helping Virginia Tech establish a lab that aims to be a leading international vibrations research lab.
Article ItemIf we build it, they will come , article
The Virginia Tech Drone Park gives new pilots a place to learn — and experienced ones a place to innovate.
Article ItemWhat do bubbles, cells, and dancers have in common? , article
Virginia Tech engineers have teamed up with a choreographer for a radical, creative approach to visualizing microscopic acoustic phenomena. The goal? Developing technologies that could lead to more effective treatments for cancer and other diseases.
Article ItemStudents develop life-saving device , article
A biomedical design organization started by Virginia Tech students developed a device to help first responders lift heavy patients.
Article ItemPhishing for information , article
An assistant professor of computer science is helping to thwart increasingly dangerous email phishing attacks.
alumni + giving
Article ItemFull speed ahead , article
From planes to cars, there’s no stopping 25 year-old alumna Paige Kassalen, who made history with the world’s first solar-powered flight.
Article ItemThe transformers , article
Within a week of becoming friends, alumni Rob Wallace and Walter Barnes were making plans on future entrepreneurial ventures. Fifteen years later, they’re realizing the vision with a unique project in the clean energy sector.
Article ItemGift creates a pathway for first generation engineering students , article
Thanks to the May Family Foundation, more doors have been opened for Virginia high school students to attend Virginia Tech.