Join Virginia Tech’s Dean of Engineering Julia Ross to learn how the university will help transform and sustain Northern Virginia as a leading magnet for tech talent and innovation that supports business growth and fosters economic opportunity for the region.
Virginia Tech expert Joel Peters is available to discuss the results of the election, the makeup of the next Israeli government, and the potential for change in Israel’s domestic politics and foreign policy.
Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot would be the fourth-largest in U.S. lottery history. Virginia Tech finance professor Derek Klock offers some timely advice should you find yourself with the winning $750 million dollar ticket.
Join Virginia Tech along with urban planning and policy experts to learn about effective European models that could offer innovative solutions to improve regional coordination and public transportation challenges in the D.C. metro area.
There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about Virginia’s wine industry, which has seen significant growth and generated over a billion dollars in economic impact annually, creating thousands of job opportunities.
The School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region will launch its Distinguished Speaker Series with the Honorable Mike Rogers to discuss "Persistent & Emerging U.S. National Security Threats."
Pressure to automate is growing as companies seek to cut labor costs in a tight job market. U.S. companies installed more robots last year than ever before. Many experts describe automation and labor markets as one of the most pressing business issues of the 21st century.
Hempcrete is “a mixture of hemp hurds and Portland cement that is viewed as a useful and more sustainable building material” said Virginia Tech industrial hemp-use expert John Fike, “because it is a natural plant product which can sequester carbon at the same time as it’s being used to insulate living and work spaces.”
Media outlets are invited to cover remarks from world-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs who will speak at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke, Virginia. The New York Times called Sachs “probably the most important economist in the world,” and Time magazine called Sachs “the world’s best-known economist.”
Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? While online dating and new technology often brings couples together, Virginia Tech expert Shalini Misra says that the presence of a mobile device during a face-to-face conversation can affect the quality of the social interaction.
As winter weather brings freezing temperatures, snow, and high winds to regions across the country, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute expert Thomas Dingus says that driving when both visibility and traction are impaired by the weather increases the risk of a crash by 70-80 percent.
According to infectious disease ecologist, Kate Langwig, “for populations to be fully protected against measles, 91 to 95 percent or more of the population needs to be vaccinated. A recent CDC report showed that Washington state had one of the lowest MMR vaccine coverage rates in the nation among children under 3, at 88.5 percent.”
Media outlets are invited to observe Virginia Tech Air Force ROTC students train with U.S. Air Force pilots in the operations of the T-6 Texan training aircraft. 16 ROTC students from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will get to fly with a pilot, experience aerobatic maneuvers and interact with members of the crew.
Every winter stink bugs infiltrate homes across the United States and two new studies published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by Benjamin Chambers may shed some light on ways to keep the pests away.
Influential economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin, will visit Virginia Tech next week for a lecture addressing the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change, and how the Roanoke and New River Valley region could navigate those challenges in the future through a regional strategic plan.