Virginia Tech research will be featured on the Science Coalition web site for the week of Feb. 20.

The site will present research by faculty members and students to:

==> Discover the causes of automobile accidents,

==> Create an ethanol-powered SUV,

==> Convert water to hydrogen fuel,

==> Track West Nile virus in Virginia,

==> Keep the Extreme Makeover site and other construction sites safe,

==> Understand why girls select information technology (IT) careers, and

==> Develop cognitive radios that can overcome equipment incompatibilities, such as happened to emergency responders after Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina.

The mission of the Science Coalition, representing more than 400 organizations, is to expand and strengthen the federal government’s investment in university-based scientific, medical, engineering and agricultural research.

Virginia Tech will be featured under the "Inside the Labs" heading at the Science Coalition site. The page will also be posted on the Virginia Tech Research web site and later under "Publications" from that web site.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.