A multidisciplinary team is helping the university better understand and plan for impacts of COVID-19 through institution-specific models, outbreak simulations, and impact on regional hospital resources predictions.
Over the past 25 years, Virginia Tech researchers have earned 171 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards (CAREER). For the 2020 fiscal year, 14 Virginia Tech early career scientists and engineers have been granted CAREER awards, totaling over $4 million in research funding.
Pods are small groups of people who make a commitment to rigorously following safety measures, including face coverings and physical distancing, outside of the pod, so they can interact with one another more closely and in a more relaxed environment within the pod.
Josef Uyeda, an assistant professor and evolutionary biologist in the Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences, seeks to study evolution across the tree of life from simply looking for patterns of how traits are related, to understanding what causes them to evolve.
Sterling Nesbitt, an associate professor of geobiology in the College of Science, and a team of researchers will use a NSF CAREER Award to learn more about how extinction events -- and time itself -- drive evolution in vertebrate communities.
Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia are collaborating to explore whether the tendency of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bind to carbohydrate-based polymers, such as heparin, can be used to develop virus-trapping gels and surfaces.
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.
Student researchers, representing Virginia Tech and other Virginia universities, embraced the virtual environment and helped pioneer a new format for delivering research for future conference participants.
Connie Stovall’s position in the University Libraries started out as a few side projects after a conversation between University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters and Brandy Salmon, associate vice president for innovation and partnerships and managing director for the new Innovation Campus.
Starting this week, as students begin to return to campus for the fall semester, the lab’s capacity of 1,000 tests per day will also be dedicated to Virginia Tech students and employees in high-contact roles.
Stamps, an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences, has received a five-year Faculty Early Career Development Program award to investigate early phase continental rifting at the Natron Rift in Tanzania.
Neutron scattering spectroscopy is a unique technique that allows scientists the ability to selectively view different aspects of a polymer sample, on the nanoscale, to better understand structure-property-function relationships.
Home to more than 1,200 laboratories, Virginia Tech strives to solve the world’s most complex problems by connecting brilliant minds with powerful technology. But at the end of the day, every researcher is facing the same challenge: copious amounts of laboratory waste.