Hyperloop at Virginia Tech presents Vhyper

Hyperloop at Virginia Tech presents Vhyper, a design submission for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.  This video explains the physics and engineering behind the design, showcasing the talent and hard work of  a team of twenty-one undergraduates, three graduate advisors, and two faculty advisors, and their collaboration to take public transportation to a whole new level.

Read More

Spotlight on the Student Engineers’ Council

SEC Logo

By:  Glen Elwood  Every year, over 5,000 eager students attend the Engineering Exposition in hopes of finding employment. Organizing this career fair is no small feat, and it takes the combined efforts of the entire Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) to make it happen. The Engineering Exposition hosts over 250 companies and provides an incredible opportunity for students to engage with company representatives. The Expo is three days long; two days for the fair and then one day for interviews. While the Engineering Expo is by far the largest event for…

Read More

Sink or Swim: A Concrete Example

By: Christine Mapili The job of an engineer revolves around solving problems, from calculating the maximum load on a structure to planning out the timeline for a major project. Sometimes the key issues are obvious from the beginning and the solutions need to be planned out well in advance, while in other instances, obstacles pop up later down the road and must be surmounted on the fly. Both of these types of problem solving are called for in conquering one Virginia Tech design team’s objective: to build and race a…

Read More

Supercomputing at Virginia Tech

  By Sarah Stewart, a senior in industrial and systems engineering Because of movies like Transcendence and Lucy, the public is becoming more acquainted with the idea of supercomputing. Supercomputing, or high performance computing (HPC), is the use of a supercomputer to perform advanced calculations that cannot be solved on a regular computer, or would take an infeasible amount of time to solve — perhaps months or years. With this resource, researchers, students and faculty no longer have to limit their problems and simulations to only what one computer can…

Read More

Ware Lab Correspondence

    Hello all, Welcome to the start of a new year at Tech! The majority of you already know the ropes, but with each year comes a new segment of our Hokie population that do not. I’m talking about our beloved freshman, of course. For those of you who are new to the Correspondence, what I have generally discussed in past issues has been the status of the various teams and projects in the Ware Lab here on campus. However, I’d like to dedicate this month’s Ware Lab Correspondence…

Read More