When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the American Statistical Association to cancel this year’s annual DataFest, it seemed like another hands-on opportunity that some Virginia Tech students would miss out on this spring. Then, Socially Determined, a data company founded by Virginia Tech alumni, stepped in to help.
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.
During his time at Virginia Tech, graduating senior Kehong Lu has built up an impressive graphic design portfolio through internships with major companies as well as local organizations. Through his art, he hopes to share himself with the world.
Ken Pomeroy has gone from running a bracket challenge in his dorm room to becoming a pioneer of charting all of basketball’s 353 Division I men’s teams with advanced statistics. Just prior to the new season tipping off, he visited Blacksburg to share insights from his work and journey.
The Virginia Tech Science Festival returns to campus for its sixth year on Nov. 16, with more than 100 free hands-on, minds-on learning interactive booths and activities that showcase dozens of science education and research programs throughout the university.
Liu's efforts to use extremely thin layers of fibers known as nanofibers to cover windows in buildings and cars in a multiprong effort to cut energy consumption and reduce the often bright, blinding glare of the sun earned Liu a five-year, $585,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
When an opportunity arose for undergraduate students in the Virginia Tech College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science to invite a speaker to campus, they didn’t hesitate in their first choice: renowned nanomedicine scientist Joy Wolfram.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Finkielstein, an associate professor in the College of Science, has been honored with the 2019 J. Shelton Horsley Research Award from the Virginia Academy of Science.
The Virginia Tech College of Science and its Computational Modeling and Data Analytics Program recently hosted the inaugural Women in Data Science Blacksburg Conference to discuss the role of women in the growing field of data science and analytics.