A Virginia Tech associate professor and an executive at a Boston-based firm have launched three successful startup companies. They will share their perspective on facilitating technology transfer at a panel discussion in the National Capital Region on Wednesday.
When not out on assignment, Virginia Tech alumni Trent Bauserman, Andy Kinn, Adam Strickler, and Peter Velz begin their work days at one of the most recognizable addresses in the world – 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
William Baumann and his team are using experimental data on cancer cell lines grown in the laboratory in Georgetown as the basis for a mathematical model to design and test therapies to deter breast cancer recurrence.
The Graduate School works in collaboration with college deans and the provost to provide up to six weeks of temporary financial assistance to departments to enable them to continue support for graduate students during pregnancy and childbirth, or adoption.
More than 400 faculty members with insight into the five named Destination Areas and five Strategic Growth Areas at the university have been working in design teams this summer to layer new ideas onto existing areas of excellence in teaching and research.
A team of international collaborators is working to identify traits that help some organisms continue to function despite extreme variations in their surroundings and internal composition — an effort supported by a new $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Students learn by doing through a variety of programs hosted by the institute. Last year, students contributed to projects that helped predict the spread of the Zika virus and established an information network capable of simulating worldwide disaster scenarios in a matter of seconds.
The Thinkabit Lab experience offers both teachers and students an engaging learning environment — part lab, makerspace, and classroom — to foster creativity, collaboration, and the critical skills necessary for the 21st century.