The 2020 inductees were selected from among approximately 68,000 living Virginia Tech engineering alumni. Each academy member has made sustained contributions in engineering and/or leadership throughout illustrious careers.
A team led by Virginia Tech researchers in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of La Laguna in the Canary Islands received a $1.1 million grant from NASA to study microbial diversity in dust plumes and the physics behind the transport of dust and microbes along superhighways in the sky.
After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
Seeking ways to improve prediction methods to preempt future global health crises, Virginia Tech researchers are developing a cost-effective and highly deployable approach for monitoring respiratory illness for public health epidemic forecasting.
For more than 20 years, biomedical engineering and mechanics professor Jake Socha has sought to measure and model the biomechanics of snake flight and answer questions about them, like that of aerial undulation’s functional role.
Just how do you make a hands-on laboratory experience possible through remote learning? Faculty and research associates rose to the challenge and created an engaging, interactive laboratory experience in the Stability Wind Tunnel.
Panda took advantage of all that Virginia Tech had to offer, joining student groups, engaging in service activities, and exploring opportunities for undergraduate research - and ultimately found her calling.
The spacecraft has been transmitting images and data from this layer back to ground stations. The entire science team, which includes Virginia Tech researchers, is now working on analyzing the raw data.
David Schmale and Shane Ross plan to launch an NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Data Science Corps program at Virginia Tech, which will offer opportunities to underserved biology and engineering undergraduate students.