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Virginia Tech Beyond Boundaries Scholars program helps more than 130 students who enrolled this fall

George Wenn III was certain he wanted to attend Virginia Tech. He did not know if he and his family could afford it. Then he got the email.

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Send a Hokie to Capitol Hill to ensure sound science informs public policy

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Human health disparities in Appalachia. The Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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Author, professor, science advocate discusses how creativity can transform STEM education

Professor, author, social critic, and science advocate Christopher Emdin discusses how to create a more effective and inclusive approach to STEM education.

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#14 Virginia Tech pastes North Carolina, 59-7

Virginia Tech got three touchdowns from its defense and special teams in the first half in what turned into a 59-7 beatdown of North Carolina on Saturday.

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Virginia Tech cadets chosen to highlight the colors at UNC game

Virginia Tech cadets Blaine Mainz, Jon Ricciardi and Jack LeRette will receive the flags at the homecoming football game against North Carolina. 


Researchers use insects to help reduce hunger in Africa

Virginia Tech researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness and economic feasibility of using insects to increase food security in one of the world’s poorest countries – Niger.

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Virginia Tech expert: Stewart endorsement more important than Trump for Gillespie

As Virginia’s race for governor enters the final weeks, a Virginia Tech political expert points out the risk facing Republican Ed Gillespie.

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ACC approves 18-game women’s basketball conference schedule

ACC women’s basketball teams will begin an 18-game conference schedule starting with the 2019-20 season, the league announced Thursday.

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Animal cognition research, education, and outreach funded by NSF

Is overcrowding in cities bad for your brain?  Do children in preschool learn better because of the social enrichment?

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Leading brain development, disabilities expert to open VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series

A renowned neuroscientist will talk about fragile X syndrome and related developmental brain disorders on Oct. 19 at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

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Flint Water Crisis team brings relief to well owners following hurricanes Harvey and Irma

It all started with a few phone calls to check in on friends at Texas A&M and the University of Florida.


ACC has six named Lott Impact Awards quarterfinalists

The ACC led all conferences nationally with six of the 20 defensive football student-athletes named Wednesday as quarterfinalists for the 2017 Lott Impact Trophy.

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Virginia Tech community launches crowdfunding campaign to prep high schoolers for STEM careers

The Kids’ Tech University crowdfunding campaign will run through Nov. 17. Supporters can contribute a gift of any amount.

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Altria’s giving to the Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative reaches $1 million

Altria Group Inc. has donated an additional $500,000 to Virginia Tech’s Presidential Scholarship Initiative, bringing the total company contribution to $1 million.

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3-D printed golf grips change the game

A Virginia Tech student engineering team has created a customized 3-D printed golf grip that uniquely conforms to individual golfer’s hands.

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente talks with reporters at his weekly press conference.

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ACC Football Notebook: Week 8

News from the world of ACC Football heading into Week 8 of the 2017 college football season.

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Center for Autism Research reaches out to New River Valley with community, campus events

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research is embodying the spirit of Ut Prosim by working to make events friendlier for youth with sensory challenges.

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Study highlights conservation needs of fish species recently discovered in Southwest Virginia

Named for the upper Clinch River basin where it was discovered, the Clinch dace has been extensively studied since 2005.


ACC announces football game times, networks for Week 9

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the following game times and networks for the football games of Oct. 27-28.

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ACC Football Players of the Week: Week 7

The ACC Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in Week 7 of the 2017 season.

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Brain tumor treatment for dogs may soon be used in human patients

Data from a clinical trial at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech to treat brain tumors in dogs may eventually be used to help humans.

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Mixing of farmed fish and their wild relatives could have adverse impacts on environment

In Ghana, experts suspect that some fish farmers have started to raise unapproved, controversial strains of the Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus.

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Faculty, staff at Virginia Tech step up to create awareness for cerebral palsy research

If a journey of a million miles starts with a single step, what do you get for more than a couple of million steps?

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Autonomous systems innovators converge on Blacksburg

Unmanned systems, such as driverless cars and drones, become more visible every day. But does the public trust the technology?

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Tough challenges ahead for California firefighters, residents, according to Virginia Tech fire expert

The intensity of the deadly wildfires in Northern California can be attributed, in part, to a lack of controlled fires.

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Composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman provides live score for film of Appalachian towns

Captivating visuals from small towns in the 1930s and ’40s are set to an original live score created by composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman or her performance “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait.”

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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine explores medicine as it relates to military service

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will pay tribute to military personnel and their families in two events this fall.

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Virginia Tech launches crowdfunding campaign to fight breast cancer’s impact in Appalachia

Nearly half the new breast cancer cases in Montgomery County aren’t diagnosed until they reach late-stage development.

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Corps of Cadets alum Evan Wright named Boston College game Hokie Hero

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Evan Wright was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Boston College.


ACC marking Fall Sportsmanship Week

The ACC is continuing its sportsmanship awareness campaign by recognizing 2017 Fall Sportsmanship Week through Sunday, October 15.

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ACC Football Notebook: Week 7

News and notes from across the ACC Football world heading into Week 7 of the 2017 season.


ACC announces networks, football game times for weekend of Oct. 21

The ACC announced the following game times and networks for the football games of October 21.

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ACC Football Players of the Week: Week 6

The ACC Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in Week 6 of the 2017 season.

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Researchers take a TEAM approach to Haiti’s development challenges

Haiti has been the focus of international development assistance for decades. Despite countless efforts, life is still tenuous for its 10.5 million citizens.

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Medical student explores alternative approaches to opioid addiction treatment during public health emergency abroad

A year ago, Andrew Gaddis, a third-year student at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, embarked on a Fulbright research grant to learn more about supervised injection sites.

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Student targets hunger and malnutrition in Mozambique

A Virginia Tech student’s campaign to fight malnutrition will take center stage next week in a gathering of world leaders and college students.

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Fall color outlook disappointing, says Virginia Tech tree expert

Unusually dry conditions in August and September have set up what is potentially the most disappointing season for fall color in many years.

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Virginia Tech cadet chosen to highlight the colors at Boston College game

Virginia Tech cadet Matthew Krusiec of Portland, Maine, will receive the flags at this week’s football game against Boston College.

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Quality of Life Plus partners with Virginia Tech to engineer solutions for our nation’s heroes

Quality of Life Plus and Virginia Tech are partnering to develop solutions to assist and improve the quality of life for wounded veterans and first responders. 

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Students crowdfund to build the world’s best solar home: FutureHAUS Dubai

The Virginia Tech Solar Decathlon Middle East team is the only U.S. team selected for an intercollegiate global competition to build the world’s best solar home.


Scientists identify potential key to therapeutic treatments for autoimmune diseases

A team of scientists has identified a novel combination of immune response factors involved in the body’s fight against invading pathogens.

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ACC Football Notebook: Week 6

News and notes from the world of ACC Football heading into Week 6 of the 2017 season.


Virginia Tech alum U.S. Army Capt. Nate Bier named Clemson game Hokie Hero

U.S. Army Capt. Nate Bier, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Clemson.


ACC announces game times, TV networks for Oct. 13-14

The ACC announced the following game times and networks for the football games of October 13-14.

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ACC Football Players of the Week: Week 5

The ACC Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in Week 5 of the 2017 season.

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President Sands shares aspirations for Virginia Tech to become a global land-grant university

Virginia Tech has been a globally engaged university for most of the past century. Now, it wants to become a leading global university.

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#2 Clemson holds off #12 Virginia Tech, 31-17

#2 Clemson never trailed in an easy 31-17 win at #12 Virginia Tech Saturday night in Blacksburg.

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Virginia Tech researcher bridges digital divide between museums and learning through interactive games

Museums have a captive audience in visitors who typically meander through static exhibits depicting various scenes of cultural and natural history.

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Virginia Tech cadets chosen to highlight the colors at the Clemson game

Cadets Devan Edward Eppes, Liam Rupkey and Jillian Skahill will receive the flags at this week’s football game against Clemson.