Over the past 25 years, Virginia Tech researchers have earned 171 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards (CAREER). For the 2020 fiscal year, 14 Virginia Tech early career scientists and engineers have been granted CAREER awards, totaling over $4 million in research funding.
Virginia Tech was selected based on efforts to build community capacity for integrating engineering in rural middle school science classrooms, following a nationwide selection process. The project is facilitated by Virginia Tech Partnering with Educators and Engineers in Rural Schools, or VT PEERS.
For Walter Lee, an aspiration to "uncover information that will better inform university efforts to support undergraduate engineering students, particularly students of color," led to his pursuit of a five-year project aiming to contribute to a deeper understanding of how marginalized students navigate undergraduate engineering programs.
Three Ph.D. students and a recent doctoral graduate joined the Virginia Tech chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in April. Danielle Barber, Devon Lee, Anurag Mantha, and Elizabeth Spingola are members of the sixth class of inductees for the chapter.
To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.
The new center, housed under the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, will engage with a diverse set of stakeholders, create a safe space for difficult conversations with the public around coastal-zone issues, and establish a Coastal Zone Observatory.
The goal is to establish programs to better position the current and next-generation manufacturing workforce to produce military systems and components that assure technological superiority of the department, according to the Department of Defense’s website.
The College of Engineering’s Rising Sophomore Abroad Program, recipient of the 2019 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization, is now accepting applications for study abroad tracks traveling in summer 2020.
Lockheed Martin will be at the Inn at Virginia Tech on Sept. 4 and 5 to recruit a variety of engineering and business majors, including computer science, aerospace engineering, computer programming, software development, finance, and accounting.
The tallest drone park in the country has been used by aspiring pilots, experienced aviators, and innovative researchers, and hosted everyone from a Daisy Scout troop to a nationally ranked drone racing team.
Virginia Tech Graduate School’s 2019 Diversity Scholars will discuss their projects with the university community and the public during the Diversity Spotlight program on Thursday, May 2, at noon in the Graduate Life Center multipurpose room.
Led by the College of Engineering's Department of Engineering Education, the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program, the largest study abroad program at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the 2019 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award by the Association of International Educators.