Virginia Tech, (VT) was established as a land grant university in 1872, located in Blackburn, Virginia. VT offers 80 bachelor degree programs, 140 master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs in eight colleges. The student body is over 30,700 students. Notable departments include, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The School of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering are rated highly by ranking panels. VT is in the process of opening graduate degree programs in the Middle East and Africa. Currently, VT operates in the Dominican Republic and Switzerland.
Scientists tap trees' evolutionary databanks to discover environment adaptation strategies
After decades of extrapolating about gene function in trees based on gene function in a tiny, less complex plant, a team of scientists has sequenced whole genomes—determined the DNA sequence of all the ...
Researchers develop GenoSIGHT software for 'smart' microscopes
Synthetic biologists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute are at Virginia Tech pioneering new ways to overcome old problems in imaging cells.
Geophysicists challenge traditional theory underlying the origin of mid-plate volcanoes
A long-held assumption about the Earth is discussed in today's edition of Science, as Don L. Anderson, an emeritus professor with the Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, and Sc ...
Corporate citizenship brings financial benefits to hospitality and tourism firms
Doing good results in doing well, and being green brings in the green. In the hospitality and tourism industry, being a good corporate citizen is strategic, because it results in superior financial performance, ...
Researcher is developing online tools to help users adopt better privacy practices
Research shows a growing concern for online privacy, but Internet users give up personal information every day in exchange for the convenience and functionality of a variety of online services.
Genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes sequenced
Nora Besansky, O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University's Eck Institute for Global Health, has led an international team of scientists in sequencing ...
Circumstances are right for weed invasion to escalate, researchers say
Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers that includes one plant scientist from Virginia ...
Snakes in evolutionary arms race with poisonous newt
The rough-skinned newt is easily one of the most toxic animals on the planet, yet the common garter snake routinely eats it. How does a newt which produces enough toxin to kill several grown humans almost ...
Researchers pinpoint traits that help 'urban' mosquito transmit malaria
An international team of researchers led by Virginia Tech scientists analyzed the genome of a mosquito species notorious for transmitting malaria in urban environments and discovered how the mosquito evolves ...
Graduate student exploring ways to make riding a motorcycle safer using connected driving data
What if cars could talk to motorcycles, alerting them to road hazards that might be annoying for drivers of four-wheel vehicles, but dangerous to motorcyclists?
Ant behavior might shed insight on problems facing electronics design
Michael Hsiao plans to harness swarm intelligence based on the efficient behavior of ants. Why would this matter?
Doctoral student's work on cocoa research may yield sweet benefits for health
Attention people who consider chocolate a key food group: What if a component of chocolate could improve digestion and metabolism, and decrease the potential for disease?
Popular wilderness area requires intensive management to remain natural
Some 250,000 annual visitors to Minnesota's Boundary Waters have a significant impact on the campsites along the area's 1,000 lakes in America's most visited wilderness area.
Undergraduate studies how rhododendrons invade and conquer by disturbing nitrogen cycle
How important is the soil beneath our feet to what grows above it?
Eastern hemlocks that have survived insect infestation have a story to tell
Will the eastern hemlock—a tree that has been around for 10,000 years, often lives 300 years, and can live as long as 800 years—be wiped out by an invasive cousin of the aphid known as the hemlock woolly ...