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.
Chemist builds device to measure chemical warfare agent effects on surfaces
(Phys.org) —For the last five years, the research group in the laboratory of John Morris, professor of analytical chemistry, has been doing something no group has done before – they have engineered, designed, and built ...
Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.
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 ...
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 rapidly to withstand ...
Scientists seek to develop new imaging capabilities to view a human virus in action
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists Deborah Kelly and Sarah McDonald are ambitious and determined, and it's paying off.
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?
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 adelgid?