William F. Brinkman, one of America's leading physicists and director of Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, — will talk about challenges related to energy use and global warming during his first-ever visit to Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
A team of Virginia Tech College of Engineering undergraduate students this week will take their self-built electric-powered motorcycle to the third-round race of the North American TTXGP eGrandPrIx competition.
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are working on a multi-university, nationwide project for the U.S. Navy that one day will put life-like autonomous robot jellyfish in waters around the world. The robotic creatures are called RoboJelly are being designed to operate on their own energy versus, say, sea crabs or mollusks.
Virginia Tech Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Shashank Priya will host a two-day conference August 7-8 on campus, bringing together a group of international experts on energy-harvesting and its applications.
Virginia Tech's College of Engineering will host a Virginia Energy Summit Jan. 31, 2012, bringing together Virginia-based energy companies and related government agencies to identify industry challenges and opportunities. The meeting will pave the way for partnerships that could spur high-paying jobs in the burgeoning energy harvesting sector.
The University of Maryland and its Atlantic Coast Conference partners, including Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, will lead a new, conference-hosted Clean Energy Business Challenge launching in the fall of 2011, encouraging students throughout the conference and the entire southeast United States to develop successful business plans and to create a new generation of American clean energy companies.