In a normal year, the program creates a "university feel" by including children in an interactive STEM sessions in a university classroom. But this year, the program will be hosted through Zoom and will mail packets of materials for hands-on activities.
Alexandria City Council voted 7-0 in support of a development special use permit that clears the way for construction of the 11-story, 300,000 square-foot structure to start next summer in North Potomac Yard.
With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech will continue to study flying snakes - specifically the fluid mechanics of deforming articulated bodies, extensible to movement of flexible bodies in other contexts.
A proof-of-concept created by a collaboration between Virginia Tech and MOVA Technologies has resulted in a ground-breaking filter that can capture gasses while allowing them to be recycled and reused.
A Virginia Cooperative Extension project to address access to healthy food and a College of Engineering program that adds hands-on learning to Appalachian middle schools will be featured at the Oct. 15 virtual discussion.
“This really excites me because we can really be proactive,” said Liqing Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and NSF principal investigator. “The need for wastewater monitoring has been recognized internationally, but there is no unified cyberinfrastructure system in place to enable the monitoring.”
Scientists affiliated with leading research institutions across the U.S. , including Virginia Tech, state in a letter published Monday in the journal Science that researchers across disciplines must converge to deliver clear public health guidance about how SARS-CoV-2 is spread in the air.
Despite program disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in studying abroad remains strong among Virginia Tech students. The Global Education Office's annual Study Abroad Week moved virtually this year and saw nearly 600 attend, including younger students planning future abroad experiences.
When the novel coronavirus hit the United States in January, Virginia Tech faculty recognized the nation was on the brink of a COVID-19 pandemic that would affect the university and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Hear the inside story about what happened during a virtual HokieTalk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.