The downward trend of cases indicates that the majority of students have embraced public health guidelines and avoided potentially dangerous situations, such as crowded indoor spaces or parties. With cooler temperatures approaching, it's crucial that guidelines continue to be followed in the weeks ahead.
Ian Kimbrough, an assistant professor in the School of Neuroscience, and Jennifer Munson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, are taking research learned from brain tumors to help fight Alzheimer’s.
When COVID-19 shook the world at the start of 2020, eventually killing more than 900,000 people worldwide and shuttering economies, the Virginia Tech College of Science took action. The 2020 Virginia Tech College of Science Magazine covers these actions from across every department and program.
The finding gives scientists a path to understand diseases where frequent blood-brain barrier damage occurs, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
An aquatic ecosystem forecasting system, developed by Virginia Tech researchers, will measure water quality conditions that can be shared every day with water utilities, drinking water managers, and many other decision-makers.
As part of a new, $5.3 million five-year National Science Foundation grant, Holbrook and collaborators at eight other universities in the U.S. and Canada will study the delicate and complex balance of processes — physical, hydrological, biological, and chemical — of the Earth's critical zone.
Chemical ecologists at the Whitehead Lab at Virginia Tech are working to uncover why plants have such diverse chemicals and to determine the functions of these chemicals in plant-microbe and plant-animal interactions.
At the start of the pandemic, back home in Chesapeake, Virginia, Jarred Green '20 had to find a way to fill his newly found free time. He had a table saw and a passion for craftsmanship. Both became his ticket to a new business venture.
Shengfeng Cheng, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Science, was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research in “Nonequilibrium Physics in Drying Soft Matter Solutions.”
As a culmination of efforts between LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH, the College of Engineering, and a lead faculty member, SPTS Technologies, a KLA company, provided cutting-edge nanofabrication equipment through a combination of corporate sponsorship and commercial provisions that will provide Virginia Tech students and faculty the ability to conduct processes related to nanotechnology and nanoscience research.
Research expenditures are up and sponsored awards have increased by 15 percent, building upon the prior year’s expenditure total of $542 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 felt nationally by higher education institutes, according to preliminary fiscal year-end reports.
The advance will allow the university to monitor clusters of campus buildings on a daily basis, testing for the presence of the virus in fecal matter. If the testing shows positive results, the university can then conduct targeted testing among individuals to zero in on possible infections.
Water may seem basic as a molecule made up of just three atoms, but the process of splitting it is quite difficult. But Lin’s lab has done so. Even moving one electron from a stable atom can be energy-intensive, but this reaction requires the transfer of four to oxidize oxygen to produce oxygen gas.