Research expenditures are up and sponsored awards have increased by 15 percent, building upon the prior year’s expenditure total of $542 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 felt nationally by higher education institutes, according to preliminary fiscal year-end reports.
Smartfarms, like traditional farms, come in all shapes and sizes. Indoor urban gardening is a blossoming arena, and Virginia Tech researchers are studying how these plants can be remotely monitored through video and aural applications for plant health.
After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund has initiated a campus-wide competition open to Virginia Tech students, seeking proposals for creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for a safe reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
When the collaborative effort of two theatre professors from two universities couldn't be presented live, the professors enlisted colleagues to help their students create a whole new paradigm of social justice theatre.
Researchers at Virginia Tech, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and University of Illinois at Chicago have been awarded a $5 million National Science Foundation to make artificial intelligence technologies broadly accessible.
To support COVID-related research and provide immediate support for Virginia Tech researchers, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation collaborated with Virginia Tech institutes and colleges to establish a COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund. As a result, nine projects were selected for funding.
For more than 20 years, biomedical engineering and mechanics professor Jake Socha has sought to measure and model the biomechanics of snake flight and answer questions about them, like that of aerial undulation’s functional role.
A research project by Department of Food Science and Technology researchers Jacob Lahne and Leah Hamilton and University Libraries’ data consultants Chreston Miller, Michael Stamper, and Amr Hilal received a SEAD Major Grant from The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.
Featuring virtual worlds, 360-degree video, and real-time streaming conversations with some of the nation’s leading innovators, including Microsoft Research’s principal research designer, experience ICAT Creativity + Innovation Day on Monday, May 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
David Schmale and Shane Ross plan to launch an NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Data Science Corps program at Virginia Tech, which will offer opportunities to underserved biology and engineering undergraduate students.
Mouchrek is the first Virginia Tech graduate student to earn an Individualized Interdisciplinary Ph.D., called an IPhD. She also will be the student speaker at the Fall Graduate School Commencement Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 at Cassell Coliseum.
“Rendyr epitomizes the potential of Virginia Tech students to change the world through launching a new venture while pursuing their degree,” said Sean Collins, director of the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs. “Seeking to democratize access to prototyping tools, Rendyr has the potential to be a game changer in multiple industries.”
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.