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Fall 2005

If you're an easily distracted driver, pay heed. A study directed by Thomas A. Dingus (Ph.D. '87) of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute confirms that attentive driving is the surest way to avoid accidents.


David Calhoun

Much of what David Calhoun (accounting '79), vice chairman of infrastructure for General Electric, shared at Virginia Tech's 133rd commencement ceremony was learned firsthand--and it's advice for the ages.

No longer a sleepy little community, Blacksburg continues to grow in popularity and population. Amidst all that change, how does this classic college town manage to maintain its down-home feel?

Bear Research Center

Some of the research undertaken at Virginia Tech might seem a little, well, different. We've taken a look at a few of the many research projects going on around campus that just might surprise you.

Acclaimed for its programs in engineering education, research, and public service, the College of Engineering is among the nation's very best. Its unique "hands-on, minds-on" approach is one way the college prepares highly skilled engineers who are also excellent leaders and communicators.

Engineering students

Alumni Center

After a decade of planning and more than two years of construction, the Holtzman Alumni Center, The Inn at Virginia Tech, and the Skelton Conference Center have opened. If you haven't visited yet, take a look at this place!