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.
According to Procurement Director Mary Helmick, forward thinking, meticulous planning, and strong university collaboration have all been critical ingredients in securing PPE during the COVID-19 emergency – and creating a safe environment for Hokies.
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.
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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.