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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.

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Improving structural safety in bridges

One of the longest spans in the world is the San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge, which was severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Final reconstruction of the eastern span began in 2002 and was completed in 2013.

dateJan 29, 2014 in Engineering
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