VHF/UHF subsystem

Signals to Space: The Virginia Tech Ground Station

By:  Vidya Vishwanathan  In a small parking lot off of Prices Forks Road stands a miniature brick building surrounded by antennas; this is the Virginia Tech Ground Station (VTGS). Priding itself in being a part of such an enormous interdisciplinary effort, the VTGS is a collaborative project between the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, Space@VT, the Department of...
Dr. Kiran with his device

Fluids and Polymers: A Supercritical Breakthrough

By:  Zeyad Zeitoun As we gain knowledge in a myriad of scientific fields, we find that the way in which we perceive the world can be flawed. The models we develop to decipher the phenomena occurring around us sometimes deceive us until we uncover a piece of evidence that shifts our perspective in another direction. “Nature doesn’t lie, but our thinking may be wrong,” declares Dr. Erdogan...
The rear engine assembly of the formula SAE car, with team members in the background.

Formula SAE: Weight Down, Power Up

By:  CAM Gerlach The Virginia Tech Motorsports Formula SAE team, based out of the university’s Ware Lab, isn’t content to rest on their past laurels, as impressive as they may be. Last year, the team scored a high finish in the Formula SAE competition held at the Michigan International Speedway, beating out close to 130 other vehicles from colleges and universities around the globe to earn...
Thermo Electric Modular Pulse Oximeter

BioactiVT: Engineering Medical Solutions

By:  Arianna Krinos Stumbling into the aptly hidden meeting of the BioactiVT team on Monday night in Norris Hall, small talk was confined to biomedical engineering. The small conference room-style Engineering Science and Mechanics lounge became a medium conducive to the chatter of members of one of Virginia Tech’s design teams. The casual atmosphere—some members were laughing, others...