Russell Amos Hitt, who helped transform his family’s business into one of the nation's largest and most successful general contracting firms and whose family has been extraordinarily generous to Virginia Tech, died peacefully at his Falls Church, Virginia, home on Sept. 14, 2020. He was 85.
Adapting the original conference — which included big-name presentations, small-group breakout sessions, and a student-led poster display of data science projects — required nimbleness, a willingness to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and no small amount of teamwork.
Under Liu’s leadership, the Power and Energy Center’s researchers are creating advanced technologies for their envisioned power grid of the future, the Cyber Grid, and training the next generation of power engineers in a time of unprecedented transformation for the industry.
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 Research + Demonstration Facility is a dedicated space where students can gain practical, hands-on architecture, design, and construction experience alongside expert faculty and industry professionals. It's also representative of a larger initiative to involve Virginia Tech students in construction and renovation projects on the Blacksburg campus.
A group of engineering graduate students won the international championship for the 2019 Collegiate Student Safety Technology Design Competition, hosted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the Netherlands last week.
A team of Virginia Tech engineering students is advancing to the global round of the Student Safety Technology Design Competition, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They will present their prototype safety system aimed at reducing injuries for vehicle occupants during a rear-end collision.
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and North Carolina A&T State University are evaluating whether an automated shuttle system could improve public transportation access for vulnerable road users, such as the elderly and people with disabilities.
Zheng, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, has received the award to study rational design and additive manufacturing of 3D piezoelectrics with arbitrary anisotropy for maritime self-sensing structures.
Ruiz-Geli says his new job at Virginia Tech is the logical next step in his career, allowing him to work with future generations of architects, designers, engineers, construction managers, and policymakers to reduce one of the planet’s most significant threats.
Virginia Tech students now have the rare opportunity to work directly with leading employers on accelerating driverless vehicle safety thanks to InternHUB, a unique paid internship program at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
FutureHAUS Dubai, an innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home, is the lone American team competing against 14 other university teams at the Solar Decathlon Middle East in Dubai.