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    Exploring the potential of robotics with VT CRO , video

    The Competitive Robotics Organization at VT is a student-run club made up of multiple engineering and support teams. With help from their main sponsor, Boeing, VT CRO allows students to design and build robots using emerging technology.

    Date: Feb 22, 2024
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    Defense Civilian Training Corps accelerates student opportunities in the Department of Defense , article

    The interdisciplinary pilot program is designed to attract students with an interest in national defense careers related to acquisition, digital technologies, critical technologies, science, engineering, and finance. The program’s inaugural cohort began this fall and applications to join the next cohort are now open.

    Date: Feb 21, 2024
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    The Antarctica journals , article

    Virginia Tech students shares experiences and insights traveling to Antarctica over the winter break.

    Date: Feb 19, 2024
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    Architecture students collaborate with Appalachian communities through new program , article

    Many architecture students spend a semester studying design and gaining real-world experience. A new program is offering a cost-efficient experiential learning option without going far from Blacksburg. The Appalachian Futures Lab will expand student learning and leave a lasting impact on the communities where they serve.

    Date: Feb 15, 2024
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    Paws for a cause: Virginia Tech students, professors lead dog adoption efforts and research , article

    In collaboration with the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection in Roanoke, students and researchers help dogs find forever homes.

    Date: Feb 14, 2024
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    Building a business from the ground up with the Wood Enterprise Institute , video

    The Wood Enterprise Institute is a student-led, faculty-supported organization from the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials in the College of Natural Resources and Environment. The year-long project lets student groups design their own built-from-the-ground-up business model. Faculty encourage sustainability and students get hands-on experience with a real-world product.

    Date: Feb 13, 2024
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    Blackwood Department of Real Estate students dominate national competition , article

    Real estate students from 24 universities went head-to-head in the 15th annual Mulroy Real Estate Challenge with Virginia Tech's teams taking first and second place.

    Date: Feb 12, 2024
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    Finding harmony as students and performers , video

    Assistant Professor in the School of Performing Arts, Mathias Elmer leads the Virginia Tech Philharmonic Orchestra. Students, Rian and Keenan, make up some of the many non-major performers. "There are probably hundreds of talented students who play an instrument and we have open doors, and would love to have even more musicians in our ensemble."

    Date: Feb 09, 2024
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    Following the signs: Virginia Tech student nurtures learning bond with 2-year-old , video

    Senior Margaret Buxton has always been fascinated by language. A student in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, Buxton is also passionate about early childhood education. This school year, she met a 2-year-old boy named Bennett, who is deaf and only able to hear with the aid of cochlear implants. His parents want him to learn sign language so that he is capable of full communication when he isn’t wearing the implants, and so that he will feel more connected to others in the deaf community. So, Buxton decided to learn American Sign Language herself, to best serve Bennett and future students who practice ASL.

    Date: Feb 08, 2024
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    Architecture students focus on impact-oriented designs for "Appalachian Futures Lab" , video

    Throughout the semester, students will visit the town of Pocahontas, Virginia. The goal is to interact with community groups, document all aspects of structures around the town with photos and drawings, conduct research, and create designs for the community to use for grant proposals.

    Date: Feb 05, 2024
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    Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in the air , video

    University Distinguished Professor Linsey Marr is leading a project to develop a sensor for SARS-CoV-2 detection. The project aims to identify the airborne virus in a room within fifteen minutes.

    Date: Feb 02, 2024
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    "Gloving and Gowning" - Second-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students navigate learning sterile surgery procedures , video

    Second-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students navigate a hands-on lab environment, meticulously practicing sterile procedures in a training environment. This practical lab represents the culmination of numerous individual practical and theory sessions designed to prepare these aspiring veterinarians for the complexities of conducting surgical procedures under sterile conditions. This lab is an important final check before the students face a more formal inspection and test in the coming days. Only those who pass this vital stage can advance to future surgery lessons, marking a significant milestone in their journey to becoming veterinary doctors.

    Date: Feb 01, 2024
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    CNRE undergrad research takes student from campus to the coast , video

    Desraeli McBride is an undergraduate research fellowship recipient in the College of Natural Resources and Environment. McBride's research work focuses on American Oystercatcher chick habitat within barrier islands along the east coast.

    Date: Jan 22, 2024
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    Winter seminar gives students immersive experience in the nation’s capital , video

    The US Congressional Oversight in Action course gave undergraduates real world exposure into the careers and actions of government oversight in Washington, D.C. Students met with almost 50 professionals employed by more than 20 organizations during two weeks of the winter session.

    Date: Jan 19, 2024
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    Inside the Hokies on the Hill Program in Washington, D.C. , video

    Three students share how their experience in Virginia Tech's renowned Hokies on the Hill Undergraduate Internship Program has changed their worldview and helped them grow. The program provides students with the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill, learn firsthand about Congress and politics, and gain real-world experience in the nation's capital, all while earning credit for a full-time course load.

    Date: Jan 19, 2024
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    University Libraries hosts innovative animatronics course , video

    Utilizing the resources of the University Libraries' Studios Network, Virginia Tech introduced a new animatronics course in the fall of 2023. Students gained hands-on experience building sophisticated robotic creations capable of lifelike movement under the guidance of Visual Arts professor Thomas Tucker. The Prototyping Studio, packed with 3D printers and hardware tools, enabled students to bring their animatronic designs to life.

    Date: Jan 10, 2024
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    Looking to the past for sustainable ways to beat the heat , video

    Faculty and student researchers in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design are using 3D-printed ceramics technology paired with computational designs to explore the relevance of ancient cooling technology in service of offsetting the energy and carbon footprint of conventional mechanical cooling.

    Date: Jan 09, 2024
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    Affordable housing drives CNRE undergrad's research , video

    Justin Brandt is an undergraduate research fellowship recipient in the College of Natural Resources and Environment. Brandt is studying the effect of encased bamboo on the structural properties of cross-laminated timber.

    Date: Jan 04, 2024
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    New facility to further impact of Equine Medical Center , video

    Virginia First Lady Suzanne Youngkin joined Provost Cyril Clarke and others at the ribbon-cutting for the Jane and Stephen Hale Equine Performance Evaluation Center at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. "I could not be more excited to see the Equine Medical Center expand in this most innovative space. These equine athletes deserve only the best and this facility is going to provide that," said Youngkin.

    Date: Dec 13, 2023

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