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Virology meeting to bring more than 1,300 scientists to Virginia Tech

A prominent international gathering of virologists is expected to bring more than 1,300 scientists from the U.S. and abroad to Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech to host Conference on Teaching Large Classes

It’s not too late to register for the Conference on Teaching Large Classes, to be held at Virginia Tech on Thursday, July 21.

Virginia Tech researchers earn grant to study big data sharing and reuse

Every moment data is created. When a member of the Flint Water Study team tests and records results from a drop of water.

In Memoriam: Virginia Tech President Emeritus T. Marshall Hahn Jr.

T. Marshall Hahn Jr., who transformed what was primarily a white, male military college into Virginia Tech, died May 29. He was 89.

Air Force researcher spends year at Virginia Tech studying with propulsion experts

As a top-tier research university, Virginia Tech looks out beyond the campus to partner with some of the world’s top technology companies.

Mass spectrometer proves instrumental in many areas of research that cross disciplines

The Mass Spectrometry Research Incubator lets scientists peer into the very biological processes of lower organisms themselves.

The trial and error of viral evolution: The difference between fading out and pandemic

Viruses evolve quickly. A small tweak to the genetic makeup of a mostly mild strain of influenza can give rise to the next pandemic.

Research team begins to bridge gap between intellectual disability, molecular function

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute discovered how mutations of a gene called CASK may cause genetic disorders such as microcephaly.

Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics seeks to connect research across Virginia Tech

The newly formed Virginia Tech Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics has its eye on forming research projects across the university.

Virginia Tech directs more than $11 million to help feed people in developing countries

The Feed the Future Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab at Virginia Tech has directed more than $11.5 million to eight projects.

Bioinspired sonar expert seeks to bridge natural history and engineering

A Virginia Tech professor uses the Smithsonian’s collections in his research on bioinspired sonar.

Endangered woodpecker expands home with fungus

An endangered woodpecker carries wood-eating fungi into its tree cavity home that ultimately help to expand the home’s size.

Frank Beamer and his ‘protector’ honored as Virginia Tech class ring namesake, sponsor

Virginia Tech alumnus and recently retired head football coach Frank Beamer is the Class of 2018 class ring namesake.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine graduates third class

With much fanfare and regalia, 41 students of the Class of 2016 graduated from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine on May 7.

Virginia Tech to present honorary degree to Irving Peddrew

Irving Linwood Peddrew III, the first African American student to attend Virginia Tech, will receive an honorary degree on May 13.

Study to focus on societal perceptions and self-views of veterans

What does it mean to be a military-service veteran in the United States? Virginia Tech will try to answer that question and more.


New graduate certificate in data analytics gives students competitive edge in growing field

Beginning fall 2016, graduate students at Virginia Tech will be able to earn a graduate certificate in data analytics.

New mapping approach reveals benefits, shortcomings of flood-control strategies

It should come as no surprise that urban areas, with impenetrable rooftops and parking lots, contribute to flooding.


Virginia Tech doctoral student shares cancer research with high school students

Brittany Balhouse originally planned to study civil engineering, but a career fair exhibit on biomedical engineering captured her attention.

Nina Miller thrives despite late diagnosis

Nina Miller always did exceptionally well in school. Tests were easy, and her hyperactive lifestyle was perfect for living life on a farm.

Virginia Tech researchers reveal new evidence about space weather

Virginia Tech researchers observed that the polar ionosphere — southern, northern, winter, summer — is subject to a constant current.

Learning and making connections through a Virginia Tech service project in the Dominican Republic

A group of 19 Virginia Tech students and two professors recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for a service-learning project.

Lomaka family named 2016 Virginia Tech Family of the Year

At the conclusion of every school year, the Lomaka quadruplets pack four sets of possessions into a huge van.

Grant to send two Virginia Tech undergraduate students to study disease ecology in Africa

Two Virginia Tech undergraduates will conduct research on the ecology and evolution of infectious disease in northern Botswana.


Redesigned website highlights Virginia’s big trees

The state’s big trees might seem even a little “bigger” on the Virginia Big Tree Program’s newly redesigned website.

Virginia Tech’s Kathleen Alexander presents NSF funded human-wildlife interface projects on Capitol Hill

Kathleen Alexander, a veterinarian and wildlife professor at Virginia Tech, showcased some of her projects on Capitol Hill on April 26.

NASA, Virginia Tech test management platform for unmanned aircraft traffic

Efforts to protect air travelers are becoming essential as business leaders ramp up efforts to use unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes.

Virginia Tech releases Hokiemoji keyboard

Virginia Tech students, alumni, employees, and sports fans have a new way to express excitement and support for the university.


Hokies rally from eight down, stun Liberty

The Virginia Tech Hokies rallied from eight runs down in the eighth inning to defeat the Liberty Flames, 11-10, Tuesday.

Grant will help combat pests in Asia and feed a swelling global population

A $2 million grant awarded to Virginia Tech will empower farmers in Asia to grow food in a way that addresses challenges of climate change

Virginia Tech research partnership strengthens data science in the military

A collaboration between the U.S. Army and the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech signals a new era for data science in the military.

Architecture project receives national award for encouraging students to think inside the box

A Virginia Tech project has received the 2016 Design-Build Award, which honors the best practices in school-based design-build projects.

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Marc Edwards, Mona Hanna-Attisha named to Time 100 list

Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards, who helped bring international attention to the water contamination in Flint, Mich., has been selected for the 2016 TIME 100.

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Women’s lacrosse: No. 11 UVA tops Virginia Tech, 14-7

The No. 11 UVA women’s lacrosse team closed out the regular season with a 14-7 win at Virginia Tech on a rainy Friday night.

Student group preparing for summer trip to Nepal to rebuild irrigation system

In 2014, three Virginia Tech juniors teamed up to form Service Without Borders, a Virginia Tech student organization.

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente talks with reporters on the ACC spring football teleconference.

Researchers say community livelihoods depend upon accurate wildlife estimates

Evidence of wildlife passage, such as tracks, scat and disturbed surroundings, is an accurate tool for assessing wildlife conservation.

Virginia Tech plant ecologist receives grant to study invasive agricultural weed

A Virginia Tech researcher will spend five years ‘deep in the weeds’ of Johnsongrass research with the help of a $5 million grant from the USDA.

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Solar table created by student is first of its kind

As part of Virginia Tech’s Earth Week 2016 activities, the university will install its first solar powered table near Pritchard Hall.

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Eric Hallerman advises FDA on approving world’s first genetically modified animal

Eric Hallerman, professor of fish conservation at Virginia Tech, advised the FDA on the issues surrounding transgenic Atlantic salmon.


Virginia Tech computer scientists present new method to reconstruct signaling pathways

Understanding the nature of signaling pathways is an increasingly important part of biomedical research.

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Virginia Tech professor: Flint water still not safe to drink

The water in Flint, Michigan, water is still not safe to drink, said Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, a nationally renowned expert on municipal water quality.


Virginia Tech research team fights the spread of damaging invasive pests

The relentless march of pests inspired a team of Virginia Tech researchers to apply new methods of modeling and simulation.

Ocean wave energy harvesting nets Virginia Tech $2 million Department of Energy grant

Energy potential from ocean waves could make up 64 percent of the electricity generated from all sources in the U.S.

Virginia Tech team tests alternative to lead-based piezoelectric materials

For post-doctoral researcher Deepam Maurya, getting the lead out is not a colloquialism for working fast.

Researchers use new technology to sequence mosquito sex chromosome

A team of researchers at Virginia Tech has sequenced the Y chromosome in a family of malaria-spreading mosquitoes.

Researchers closer to understanding how certain cancers resist treatment

An international team has discovered that an abnormal amount of chromosomes may be why certain cancers resist medical treatment.

Truckers with sleep apnea who do not follow treatment have greater crash risk

Truck drivers who have sleep apnea and do not attempt to adhere to a mandated treatment program have an increased risk of a severe crash.

240-million-year-old fossils provide new insight into how dinosaurs grew

Paleontologists at Virginia Tech have found muscle-scared fossil leg bones of one of the closest cousins of dinosaurs.

Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors approves revisions to Undergraduate Honor Code

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved changes to the Undergraduate Honor Code, that will emphasize academic integrity as a learning process.