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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,...

VT Human Powered Submarine: A Glimpse of Phantom 7

Set apart from the everyday foottraffic on Stanger Street is a large gray metal door that reads “Virginia Tech: Human Powered Submarine.” Push it ajar, step over the basement threshold, and you’ve now entered the Sub Lab, inhabited by the last remnants of a coalition of super-villain engineers working tirelessly to create a submarine of diabolical capabilities. In reality, it’s a...

Introducing the SailBOT

The SailBOT program has just expanded to Virginia Tech! The SailBOT team is run by a group of students that build an autonomous sailboat for competitions against other schools. This group is part of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) at Virginia Tech and is funded by Virginia Tech’s engineering program, the Student Engineering Council (SEC), and the Ware Lab. With...

Inside Look: Virginia Tech’s Drone Research

Over the past decade, people at Virginia Tech have seen the development of the campus and educational curriculum. With this growth, there has been an increased focus on the research taking place at the university as well. As times and technology change Tech is looking to keep up with the rapid rate of discoveries and advancements in all fields of research. One of the areas that researchers at...