In tandem with its fall edition, Virginia Tech Magazine has launched a new digital app for iOS and Android devices. 

Available for free download in both the Apple Store and Google Play, the app features editions of the quarterly magazine dating back to spring 2012, along with a variety of video and audio content. Users can request notification when a new edition is ready, maintain a library of past editions, bookmark favorite stories or media, and share with social networks, among other handy features.

Since his inauguration in 2000, Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger has focused on advancing the university – by leaps and bounds. As he prepares to step down, Virginia Tech Magazine explores the legacy of the university's 15th president. Steger has been widely commended for his visionary leadership in transforming Virginia Tech into one of the country's top research institutions.

A question-and-answer session with Ruth Waalkes, executive director of the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, outlines how the Moss Arts Center, which contains visual arts galleries, an experimental venue known as the Cube, and extensive studio space, will enrich education and the region's culture and economy. The center's exhibition galleries opened on Oct. 28, and the inaugural performance Nov. 1 featured the world-renowned Philip Glass Ensemble.

The magazine's sixth installment in its series on the burgeoning tech sector and economic growth in the Roanoke and New River valleys highlights Modea, a Blacksburg-based digital advertising agency headed up by Virginia Tech alumni David Catalano and Aaron Herrington. Not surprisingly, Modea's strategic proximity to a major research university has led the agency well down the road to success.

And the latest installment of How Tech Ticks examines the Smart Road, a 2.2-mile stretch that allows researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to develop and test devices for vehicles to increase driver safety.

The Web version of Virginia Tech Magazine features online-only multimedia content. Request hard copies by emailing Jesse Tuel, magazine editor.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.