Due to programmatic changes at the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (MRSWA), shredded paper and hardbound and softbound books will no longer be accepted for recycling at Virginia Tech as of July 1, 2020.
In keeping with the goals articulated in Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order Sixty-Three, Virginia Tech will require the use of face coverings beginning on Friday, May 29, for employees at all university facilities in the commonwealth.
With a $2.3 million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Masoud Agah are working to revolutionize a testing process for harmful pollutants, in particular, for truck drivers.
Virginia Tech scientists have discovered that incredibly small particles of an unusual and highly toxic titanium oxide found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice after a single exposure. The study also shows long-term damage occurring in just six weeks.
Marr, the Charles P. Lunsford professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, conducts research that focuses on characterizing the emissions, fate, and transport of air pollutants in order to provide the scientific basis for improving air quality and health.
Virginia Tech researchers are leading a team in a three-year, $900,000 project to improve the efficiency of dust scrubbers in underground mining operations, one aspect of many that impacts effective mining operation that industry constantly seeks to improve.
While the Virginia Tech Police Department, Virginia Tech Emergency Management, Virginia Tech Environmental Health and Safety, and the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad already work closely on a daily basis, they came together under one organization Oct. 1.
Participants put themselves in the shoes of students, faculty, and staff as they walked along a route that included the Duck Pond, the Overflow Lot, Oak Lane, Burchard Plaza, and Burruss Hall – in the dark.
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine hosted an 11-week transdisciplinary program designed to expose participants to research best practices and the diverse career opportunities available in the field.
The two were recently given the 2017 Virginia Tech Award for Safety Excellence. The honor recognizes members of the university community whose safety efforts or initiatives have resulted in a safer work environment or substantially helped eliminate or minimize loss or injury.