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Recognizing research driven by patients’ quality of life, Robin Queen receives National Award

March 22nd, 2017

The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) have presented Robin Queen with the 2017 Young Investigator’s Award. Queen, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics and director of the Kevin P. Granata Biomech[...]

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine continues 100 percent residency match placement

March 20th, 2017

The 40 members of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Class of 2017 will go  into programs representing 13 specialties in 16 states. The most represented specialties include internal medicine, pediatrics, and general surgery. A snapshot of programs where students will go in[...]

CAREER Award helps lay groundwork for a bio-inspired water filtration system

March 7th, 2017

Jonathan Boreyko, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, has received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This is the most prestigious award given by the NSF in support of junior faculty who demonstrate the potential to[...]

Thomas Magelinski is the 2016-2017 BEAM Outstanding Senior

February 22nd, 2017

Thomas Magelinski, an engineering science and mechanics major from Fanwood, New Jersey, has been chosen as the 2016-2017 Outstanding Senior in the department of biomedical engineering and mechanics. The faculty-chosen superlative is selected from an outstanding group of graduating seniors to com[...]

Virginia Tech researcher receives CAREER Award to seek new paradigms for treating aggressive brain tumors

February 17th, 2017

Scott Verbridge, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, has received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This is the most prestigious award given by the NSF in support of junior faculty who demonstrate the potential to effectivel[...]

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to host Brain Awareness Week

February 16th, 2017

The brain never finishes growing up. It begins to develop before birth and progresses at a ferocious pace through infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Even across a lifetime, the brain never stops changing. Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s devel[...]

Hard-Hitting Research: Virginia Tech research has revolutionized the sports helmet industry

February 6th, 2017

It kicked off with little more than two self-described sports nuts who had an idea, $50,000 in good-faith cash, and a cooperative future hall-of-fame college football coach. Fourteen years later, Virginia Tech research has revolutionized the sports helmet industry and is fostering safer athle[...]

Rolling snake eyes: Sharri Zamore seeks to chart the limits of reptile sight

February 6th, 2017

When Sharri Zamore rides her bike, she sometimes wears an unusual scarf. Wrapped snugly around her neck, it literally has a mind of its own. When she stops to talk to people, the scarf may give them a bit of a start. Peeking out of her jacket is not woven yarn, but a ball python. It’s a[...]

Julia Ross named dean of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech

January 25th, 2017

Virginia Tech has appointed Julia Ross as dean of the College of Engineering following an international search process. Ross will begin at Virginia Tech on July 31. "We are delighted to have Julia join our leadership team as the new dean of engineering," said Executive [...]

Virginia Tech microbe research featured in Scientific American

January 18th, 2017

Shane Ross and David Schmale // photo by Adam Ewing Take a deep breath. The air you’re breathing is home to tiny microbes that ride currents like molecular trapeze artists and can swing on transparent air streams for thousands of miles. That is the subject of an article published [...]