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.
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?
Ecology team improves understanding of valley-wide streamwater chemistry
A geostatistical approach for studying environmental conditions in stream networks and landscapes has been successfully applied at a valley-wide scale to assess headwater stream chemistry at high resolution, revealing unexpected ...
Researcher uses high-performance computing to design new materials
Shengfeng Cheng, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Virginia Tech, is seeing the unseen.
Can cartoons be used to teach machines to understand the visual world?
An enormous gap exists between human abilities and machine performance when it comes to understanding the visual world from images and videos. Humans are still way out in front.
NASCAR tests tires on a unique machine that can spin rubber at 200 mph
(Phys.org) —Tens of thousands of NASCAR race fans will converge March 30 in nearby Martinsville for the STP 500, watching dozens of race cars zip around the Martinsville Speedway at speeds exceeding 130 miles per hour, ...
Saving large carnivores in the ecosystem requires multifaceted approach
Carnivore management is not just a numbers game, Virginia Tech wildlife scientists assert in response to an article in the Jan. 10 issue of the journal Science that urged "minimum population densities be maintained for persistence ...
So... do you know what is in your water?
Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese? Did you realize that there are more than two dozen flavors to water, not all of which are as yummy as say, rocky ...
Engineers study bats to improve aviation travel
Air travelers today often experience delays as a result of numerous airplanes parked on the ground and in the air at any given moment.
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, says Manisha ...
Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia
(Phys.org) —An invasive weed poses a serious and frightening threat to farming families in Ethiopia, but scientists from a Virginia Tech-led program have unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger: a tiny, speckled ...