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    TechGirls exchange program bridges cultures through STEM , video

    TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science and technology. These young women participated in STEM activities, including a final project that focuses on developing technology to benefit in their communities. The TechGirls program is offered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and Legacy International in partnership with Virginia Tech. Learn more at

    Date: Aug 02, 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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    Inspiring the next generation of scientists and STEM leaders , article

    Now in its 14th year, students were able to once again experience Kids' Tech University in person this spring after two years of the program being moved to a virtual-only experience.

    Date: Jul 13, 2023
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    Stronger tape engineered through the art of cutting , video

    Michael Bartlett’s team at Virginia Tech has adapted kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of cutting paper, into a method for increasing the adhesive bond of ordinary tape by 60 times.

    Date: Jun 12, 2023
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    Bartlett lab tests strong adhesive bond with a brick drop , video

    Michael Bartlett's lab has created a way to dramatically enhance the adhesive strength of tapes by making cuts inspired by kirigami. In this demonstration, they drop a brick on two different boxes to test the difference in the adhesive bond.

    Date: Jun 12, 2023
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    Program for underrepresented undergraduate students in STEM receives NIH funding , article

    Alexandra Hanlon, director of the Virginia Tech Center for Biostatistics and Health Data Science, was awarded a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the Collaborative Undergraduate Biostatistics Experience, an eight-week summer program geared toward underrepresented undergraduate students.

    Date: Jun 06, 2023
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    Environmental data science capstone students strive and succeed in applying data to real-world projects , article

    Students in the environmental data science capstone course use environmental data to design web apps to aid in conservation research and education.

    Date: May 16, 2023
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    Engineering students create a culture of support with new inclusive organization , article

    Women and Gender Minorities in Chemical Engineering was founded by a group of graduate and undergraduate students with support from three female faculty members.

    Date: Apr 11, 2023
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    Annual kids camp explores STEM , video

    Kids' Tech University is an annual STEM program hosted by Fralin Life Sciences Institute. Virginia Tech researchers and students helped teach children about health, physical anatomy, and STEM technology through interactive sessions and hands-on activities.

    Date: Mar 23, 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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    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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    Innovation Campus partners with schools for professional development , video

    Innovation Campus is partnering with Vex Robotics and teachers in Alexandria City Public Schools to explore the possibilities of teaching coding and STEM. Teachers will be using a "Vex 123" activity to learn how to teach coding to students as young as four years old through three accessible strategies.

    Date: Nov 10, 2022
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    After-school program blends arts and robotics to spark students' interest in STEAM education , video

    Virginia Tech researchers Koeun Choi and Myounghoon Jeon are introducing students at Eastern Montgomery Elementary School to various robotics theories through creative outlets such as music and dance. The thirteen week after-school program will culminate in a theater performance featuring robots programmed by the students.

    Date: Nov 07, 2022
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    Women in Industry series highlights trailblazing Hokies , article

    From Liz Hart, deputy White House social secretary, to Julia M. Ross, Virginia Tech’s first female dean for the College of Engineering, to pioneers in Hollywood working to promote underrepresented women in film such as Michelle Krusiec, Virginia Tech women are making history.

    Date: Jul 25, 2022
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    Innovation Campus and Boeing host STEM Career Tour , video

    Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus partnered with Boeing and Alexandria City Public Schools for a STEM Career Tour. Students engaged with Boeing researchers in a hands-on engineering activity at the Arlington Boeing HQ.

    Date: Jul 22, 2022
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    Middle schoolers imagine a future in engineering , video

    Virginia Tech's Imagination Camp is hosted by the College of Engineering and Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity for rising 7th and 8th graders to learn more about pursuing a career in engineering. Campers participate in hands-on learning activities that introduce them to various real-world engineering challenges.

    Date: Jul 21, 2022
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    Virginia high schoolers BLAST into STEM education , video

    Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) is a three day camp that helps rising 9th and 10th graders find their place in various STEM fields. Each day of BLAST is packed with STEM-related activities and demonstrations led by faculty of the university. Students come away from BLAST with a greater sense of curiosity, deeper insight about the variety of careers that exist in STEM fields, and enhanced readiness for advanced programs in science, technology, engineering, and math. The BLAST program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Date: Jul 15, 2022
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    TechGirls from around the world converge on Blacksburg , video

    Teenage girls from around the world converged on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus for this year's TechGirls technology camp. TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science and technology, offered in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Legacy International.

    Date: Jul 13, 2022
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    Q&A: Exploring engineering education research with David Knight , article

    When you think of making a life-changing decision, like where to pursue your doctoral program, what factors would affect your decision? Location? Faculty? Or is it which program provides the most funding?

    Date: May 04, 2022
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    American Talent Initiative studies Virginia Tech efforts to advance inclusive educational practices , article

    Case study highlights Virginia Tech's commitment to enhance and advance inclusive educational practices in the STEM fields.

    Date: May 28, 2021

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