The National Science Foundation grant is to study how computational fluid mechanics — the use of computers to study movement of fluid — can improve forecasts of contaminant spread in the ocean, floodwaters, and atmosphere.
Virginia Tech students now have the rare opportunity to work directly with leading employers on accelerating driverless vehicle safety thanks to InternHUB, a unique paid internship program at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).
Since 2015, researchers at Virginia Tech have been participating in the most comprehensive concussion study in the world. The massive project, funded jointly by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense, has received an additional $22.5 million to support two more years of research at universities across the country.
For the third straight year, the students are teaming up to pitch commercialization ideas. This year’s biomedical “shark tank”-style competition, called the HS&T Hokie Pitch because of its focus on health sciences and technology, will be at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) on Nov. 30. The exercise will simulate the commercialization of products in the biomedical and health sciences spaces.
The study details the use of a drug that can block the way cancer cells respond to fluid flow. This work is part of a Munson-led five-year research grant project across multiple universities, examining the role of interstitial fluid flow in the spread of glioma cells.
Virginia Tech engineers have teamed up with a choreographer for a radical, creative approach to visualizing microscopic acoustic phenomena. The goal? Developing technologies that could lead to more effective treatments for cancer and other diseases.
As a 2018 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study recipient, Cherice Hughes-Oliver will focus on the lack of racial representation in biomechanical research and hopes to discover how common research practices are limiting the generalizability of results.
With the nation’s demand for health-related services, products, and professionals expected to skyrocket over the next decade, students in the new program will be uniquely trained to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and the technology needed to address emerging and complex health care problems.
Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a new five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.