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    Cross-disciplinary research to create more sustainable practices for local farmers , video

    Sociologists from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences have joined with researchers from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to investigate how precision agriculture practices can be implemented by local farmers.

    Date: Sep 20, 2023
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    Turfgrass Field Day celebrates 50 years of research , video

    This year's Turfgrass Field Day celebrates the research center's 50th anniversary. Researchers, alumni and industry partners came from all across the Mid-Atlantic to learn about recent innovations in turfgrass.

    Date: Sep 12, 2023
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    Summer program delivers fun STEM education at Virginia Tech Drone Park , video

    The university welcomed seventh and eighth graders from Alexandria, Virginia for hands-on learning and friendly competition to bolster interest in aviation careers. The camp was made possible with partnership between Boeing and Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus. Staff with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) provided guided instruction throughout the day.

    Date: Aug 02, 2023
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    Into the woods: Forestry curriculum provides immersive experience , article

    The College of Natural Resources and Environment is where the fundamentals of forestry science merge with new technologies and hands-on experiences, readying students to take on the challenges of conserving, managing, and utilizing our forest environments.

    Date: Jul 17, 2023
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    Drone workshop for educators takes flight at Virginia Tech , article

    Community college faculty, high school teachers, and Extension agents from across Virginia took their experience with unmanned aircraft systems to new heights during the second year of a summer program.

    Date: Jun 20, 2023
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    Researchers use autonomous technologies to make mines safer , article

    Drones have become an essential part of surface mine operations to boost safety and efficiency. Virginia Tech researcher Richard Bishop sees a day when that will be true for underground operations, too, and that could have broad impacts on safety and economic growth.

    Date: May 30, 2023
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    Drone workshop gives Virginia teachers tools to educate the workforce of the future , video

    The Improving Pathways into the Geospatial and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician Workforce (GeoTEd-UAS) is a 5 day course intended to teach educators the workflow of drone operations and enhance their own curriculum to educate future drone pilots. The workshop was hosted by the College of Natural Resources in partnership the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, National Science Foundation, Germanna Community College, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

    Date: May 25, 2023
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    Michael Bartlett receives NSF CAREER award to study soft composite manufacturing , article

    Bartlett, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will use the $590,600 National Science Foundation CAREER award to research and understand new strategies for manufacturing liquid metal-based soft composites.

    Date: Feb 28, 2023
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    Traditional procedures supporting the next generation of aviation , article

    Virginia Tech's drone test site teamed up with three companies to demonstrate that procedures that routinely guide planes safely to airports can be adapted for uncrewed aircraft, too.

    Date: Feb 27, 2023
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    Drone Technology and Flight Operations course offers infinite possibilities , video

    Students in Associate Professor Kevin Kochersberger's Drone Technology and Flight Operations course are receiving flight training and learning about the aviation sciences that go into drone operations. At the conclusion of the course, students will receive an FAA Part 107 license and a Trusted Operator Program certificate.

    Date: Jan 27, 2023
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    Virginia Tech hosts its first STEM and College Fair in Alexandria, Virginia , video

    On Saturday, October 29, 2022, Virginia Tech hosted its first Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and College Fair in collaboration with Alfred Street Baptist Church at George Washington Middle Schools in Alexandria, Virginia. Over 200 K-12 students and parents were introduced to Virginia Tech as a destination to pursue their postsecondary goals. The event featured a college information session for parents, hands-on STEM sessions for K-12 students, a college and career fair, and a K-16 student panel with K-12 students highlighting their Center for the Enhancement in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) pre-college program experiences and Virginia Teach undergraduate students sharing their college experiences, lessons learned, and tips for success as current students pursuing STEM degrees. The collaborative efforts among Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, the College of Engineering, the Center for the Enhancement in Engineering and Diversity (CEED), the College Access Collaboratives, the College of Science, and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences made this event a reality with the huge support of 31 Virginia Tech undergraduate students from the Galileo/Hypatia, Ujima and Orion Living and Learning, and 15 exhibitors including Alexandria City Transit DASH Electrification Fleet, Inova Partnerships for Healthier Communities, Betabox Mobile Lab from North Carolina, Capital Youth Empowerment Programs, Go Pursue, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

    Date: Dec 13, 2022
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    Virginia Tech invited to join international drone research alliance , article

    The university will bring its strong history of leadership in autonomous systems to the Federal Aviation Administration's Alliance for System Safety of UAS Through Research Excellence, whose work guides national drone integration policy.

    Date: Dec 13, 2022
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    Emergency Management drone enhances public safety at athletic events , video

    The Virginia Tech Emergency Management drone program started in 2019 and is currently in its second year of flight. Chris Bolling tells us how it's improved the overall experience of game day.

    Date: Sep 27, 2022
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    Virginia Tech's new Holden Hall is anything but boring , article

    The new Holden Hall and North Wing “is an essential part of developing sustainable energy sources and building the green economy of the future,” Virginia Tech President Tim Sands said.

    Date: Sep 23, 2022
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    Turfgrass analysis is helping the Pete Dye River Course stay green , video

    Take a look at how researchers use precise data to keep turfgrass safe and playable.

    Date: Aug 04, 2022
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    Summer camp takes to the sky with drones , video

    Virginia Tech and Wing Aviation welcomes middle school students to participate in Imagination Drone Camp 2022. Campers gain experience in flying different types of drones, building their own drone, and a flying competition. Imagination is a camp hosted by a partnership between College of Engineering, the Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Wing, and Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP).

    Date: Jul 27, 2022
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    VTTI partners with Commonwealth Cyber Initiative to host technology showcase , video

    In an effort to foster collaborative efforts the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Southwest Virginia Node hosted a technology showcase in partnership with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Participants from around Virginia were able to present research, and network with other CCI nodes. VTTI presented two demos, one of which featured the remote control of an Autonomous Truck-Mounted Attenuator (ATMA) vehicle. The demos highlighted the use of wireless technologies like 5G, and Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) platforms.

    Date: Jun 13, 2022
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    Class of 2022: Terelle Cadd named Outstanding Senior for the College of Engineering , article

    Cadd faced academic, financial, and cultural hurdles on his path to a degree. Those who know him credit his exceptional drive, character, and dedication to develop as a world-class engineer and leader as he approaches the finish line.

    Date: May 02, 2022
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    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine hears about regional effort to create next-generation transportation hub , article

    Kaine visited the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to learn more about a university-led effort to create the most advanced real-world test environments for automated vehicles and delivery technologies.

    Date: Apr 22, 2022
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    Engineering student brings youth drone academy program to the Dominican Republic , article

    The program was modeled on part of the Malawi class co-founded by Assistant Professor Kevin Kochersberger, putting materials in the hands of students to build motorized foam gliders to test the laws of aerodynamics, electricity, and surfaces.

    Date: Nov 19, 2021

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