Researchers use geometry to clean up oil spills
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have received a $60,000 one-year National Science Foundation grant to study how naturally occurring microbes can best be used to eat away remaining crude oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico. Their choice of weapon: Geometry.
Student's concept for music studio in Haiti wins first place
With a goal to give hope back to a community that is still trying to rebuild, Virginia Tech architecture student Christopher Morgan has won an international competition to design a music studio for one of Haiti’s neighborhoods.
Blind Driver Challenge vehicle takes top awards at NIWeek
National Instruments awarded its 2010 Application of the Year award to the Virginia Tech Blind Driver Challenge, a project designed to one day allow blind people to independently drive automobiles. The project is a collaborative effort between the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), partnering with TORC Technologies.
Pamplin business-ethics researchers ranked among the top
Management professor Richard Wokutch and marketing professor Joseph Sirgy in the Pamplin College of Business are listed among the most productive researchers in business ethics, according to a recent study in the Journal of Business Ethics that ranked Virginia Tech 15th among the top 25 academic institutions in this field.
Student-designed 'Athena' could take astronauts to near-Earth asteroids
Virginia Tech’s design of a reliable and cost effective system to send a minimum of two astronauts to a Near Earth Asteroid and return them safely to earth has won the team first place in the 2010 American Institute of Aerospace and Aeronautics (AIAA) Team Space Transportation Design Competition.
Virginia Tech to aid improvement of agricultural education in Senegal
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the Office of International Research, Education, and Development at Virginia Tech $28 million to improve the system of agricultural education at the college level in Senegal. Virginia Tech will lead the five-year program, partnering with four American universities as well as with Senegalese agriculture experts to restructure the agriculture curricula at Senegal’s universities, making it more relevant to today’s needs.