For the first time, a team from Virginia Tech hosted the Graduate Student Symposium at a national American Chemical Society meeting. The students worked together for more than a year to put together an ambitious program geared to the interests of graduate students.
The Research Experiences for Teachers program gave STEM teachers a crash course in university research. They'll weave what they learned into their own curricula to enrich their students’ experiences and spark interest in science.
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.
Joseph Sutlive, a Virginia Tech doctoral student in the translational biology, medicine, and health program, recently flew to Jinan to discover more about how bats interpret echoes to navigate through dark, cluttered environments — with capabilities that far surpass human-made sonar systems.
Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Science have built an experimental neutrino detector that they say could lead to a turning point in how the United Nations tracks rogue nations that seek nuclear power.
The environment indoors exposes us to a complex mixture of chemicals, particles, and microbes that can have a significant impact on our health. An interdisciplinary team is working to untangle those influences.
An internationally recognized expert in wireless technology, the Virginia Tech professor and director of the Hume Center was one of four witnesses called to examine a variety of cybersecurity issues and challenges that face the mobile industry, as well as potential solutions.
The Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings have already changed the football helmet industry. Now they're making hockey safer, too; a newly released Bauer helmet is the most effective yet at preventing concussion.