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Virginia Tech continues leading the research in safer football helmets. On Wednesday, the university released its newest safety ratings and gave one more helmet two thumbs up with the maximum 5 stars. The Xenith X-2 joins Riddell and Rawlings as the...
Virginia Tech president Charles Steger announced Tuesday that he is stepping down. Steger is scheduled to give the commencement speech at Virginia Tech’s graduation Friday. Steger has been the school’s president since 2000. “When...
Researchers at Virginia Tech College of Engineering have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man as part of a U.S. Navy-funded project. The jellyfish, nicknamed “Cyro,” is 5 foot 7 inches in...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe Virginia Tech Roanoke Center is sponsoring a 2013 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Expo at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The STEM Expo is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm located at 303...
WDBJ7 ReporterCollege leaders in Southern Virginia believe they have what it takes keep students home for education and a career without leaving the area. Whether it's solar powered, magnified or has a strange chemical structure, chances are one of hundreds of high...
On this Valentine's week news of a new heart procedure that's now being done at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Could it take the place of traditional open heart surgery? In some cases the answer is yes. As we age it's not uncommon to develop...
WDBJ7 ReporterIt can go 60 miles per hour and has a battery life of an hour. It's no remote control car, but with that power it's worth a competition. "We're converting this from a combustible engine to a total electric vehicle," said Andy Nordon, the engineering...
ReporterIt's called the Virginia Steam Academy, a proposed residential school in Tidewater for a thousand high school students. Now, Virginia Military Institute is joining the effort to improve educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and...
Multimedia JournalistThere's a two week bus tour traveling all around the country and its mission is to improve education all across America. Friday, September 21st, that bus stopped in Roanoke. The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, made a stop at Virginia Western...
Virginia Western Community College announced Tuesday that the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust has committed $5 million over five years to create an endowment for Virginia Western Community College. At least 75 percent of the funding will be used for...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefStudents at Sweet Briar College are tackling a tough assignment. They're designing two machines: one that can draw a picture, and another that can pull shells off sunflower seeds. "This is an opportunity for young women to come to Sweet Briar and...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA camp in Lynchburg is getting young girls excited about some complex topics. Middles schoolers spent time building windmills Thursday at the Hutton-Randolph Community Center. The activity was part of a week-long camp called "Girls Go Green 4 Stem," put...
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