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.
Little fish makes a big splash in genomic studies; discovery may help manage an invasive species
(Phys.org) —A little fish may once again be making a big splash, if Pawel Michalak, a researcher at Virginia Tech's Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, has anything to say about it.
Geoscientists unearth mineral-making secrets potentially useful for new technologies
Sugars are widely known as important sources of energy for all organisms. Now, Virginia Tech researchers have discovered that certain types of sugars, known as polysaccharides, may also control the timing and placement of ...
Researchers tap into social networks of endangered Indiana bat to aid in habitat management
(Phys.org) —Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists at Virginia Tech ...
New proactive approach unveiled to malware in networked computers and data
Cybercrime comes in all forms these days. One recent headline told of the creepware or silent computer snooping that resulted in the arrest of some 90 people in 19 countries. Miss Teen USA was among the victims. Her computer ...
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?
Architect reveals 'green roofs' need not go to great depths to work
Hot town, summer in the city—it's nothing new, but ways to handle the heat, humidity, and stormwater haven't changed much since the invention of the sewer system.
Scientists weed out pesky poison ivy with discovery of killer fungus
Much to the chagrin of gardeners, hikers, and virtually anyone enjoying the outdoors, one of the hazards of summer is picking up an itchy poison ivy rash.
Engineers explain physics of fluids some 100 years after original discovery
Sunghwan Jung is a fan of the 19th Century born John William Strutt, 3rd, also known as Lord Baron Rayleigh. An English physicist, Rayleigh, along with William Ramsay, discovered the gas argon, an achievement for which he ...
Scientists propose tactics for ethical use of Twitter data in research studies
Twitter has emerged as one of the most popular social networks in the world. Billions of tweets present an unfiltered view of public opinions and experiences. Researchers can deduce a lot from those 140 characters—from ...
Incentives as effective as penalties for slowing Amazon deforestation
The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined. An international team of scientists, including one from Virginia Tech, reviewed published research about policy interventions and commodity market effects, and ...