Virginia Tech leaders, scientists, and engineers will gather Oct. 29-30 to focus on challenges in emerging infections and preparedness for the 2017 Summit of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.
With a five-year, $560,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant, F. Marc Michel seeks to conduct innovative research on how the smallest minerals, known as nanoparticles, crystallize.
Scientists have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide. These nanoparticles can be inhaled into the lungs and potentially the bloodstream, a finding that deepens the health-related consequences from one of the world’s largest energy production practices.
Nesbitt's research focuses on the evolution of Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate fossils through major Earth events, such as climate change, and extinction events, with a keen interest in reptile evolution.
Holbrook previously was a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, where he also co-directed the Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics.
Funded by ACC athletics, the conference demonstrates both the collaborative relationship that exists between athletics and academics and the conference’s commitment to excellence in education. The annual meeting was held March 21 to April 2.
A Virginia Tech team has installed oxygenation systems in three reservoirs that serve Roanoke and surrounding county residents and are monitoring them to see how increased oxygen levels affect the amount of metals in the water.
Virginia Tech researchers are working with the Colorado School of Mines to use earth science and mining expertise to create data sets and 3-D software models that better locate, categorize, and visualize mineral resources.
The C.P. Miles Professor of Science in the Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences, Dove is considered an international leader in the field of biomineralization, the processes by which animals grow skeletons and other functional structures.