Engineering Experiences

By Simi Srikanthan In the following interview, I speak with Cynthia Hampton, a graduate assistant for CEED, about her engineering background, experiences, and career. Simi Srikanthan: So, let’s talk about your background first. You went to Kansas State University, and you majored in biological systems engineering. Could you just explain a little of what that is? Cynthia Hampton: Sure, so...
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...

Introducing the Future: Scieneering

Problems in the real world have become multi-dimensional and require the collective efforts of both scientists and engineers alike. In the wake of the BP oil spill, prizes were awarded to experts and entrepreneurs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields that could develop a method to efficiently clean up the Gulf Coast. To keep pace with further challenges,...