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.
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.
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.
Home to more than 1,200 laboratories, Virginia Tech strives to solve the world’s most complex problems by connecting brilliant minds with powerful technology. But at the end of the day, every researcher is facing the same challenge: copious amounts of laboratory waste.
Virginia Tech’s part-time Evening MBA, based in the university’s Northern Virginia Center in metro Washington, D.C., has attracted many Hokies with undergraduate degrees for several reasons, said MBA programs director Dana Hansson.
Williges made significant contributions to research on human-computer interaction, computer-based training procedures, human factors research methodology, technology for computer users with disabilities, human factors engineering in manufacturing, and emerging human-computer interfaces involving visualization and computer-based conferencing.
Sarin’s research focuses on production scheduling, sequencing, applied mathematical programming, and analyzing and designing algorithms for the operational control of manufacturing and logistics systems.
Hack’s leadership and community service roles have defined her college experience. By engaging in service, student organizations, and undergraduate research, she made the most out of her college career.
Faria, the 2020 Outstanding Master's Student for the College of Engineering, is focused on developing and testing methods to evaluate the effects of augmented reality heads-up displays on vehicle driver distraction and performance.
What should drivers know about emerging vehicle technologies? Graduate student and VTTI researcher Alexandria Noble is studying driver training methods and received an award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for her research.
With a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers will study volume loss and develop smart prosthetic sockets to improve comfort and performance in prostheses.
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.
A proud Hokie and a nationally renowned pioneer for advancing efforts in diversity and inclusion in engineering education, Bev Watford is excited about her new role as the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s first associate dean of equity and engagement and the future of the enterprise she seeks to further impact.
During his 26-year tenure, Blanchard became a full professor, helped establish the Virginia Cooperative Graduate Engineering Program, chaired the systems engineering graduate program, and was appointed assistant dean for the College of Engineering. He was named professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors in 1997.
FORWARD is a series from Student Affairs featuring Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have faced, overcome, or learned from life's obstacles and setbacks. In this video, Virginia Tech senior Kevin Pei talks about learning to balance competing demands in college.