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Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science Joins Pacesetters
March 5, 2013

Pacesetters is a fast-track program that seeks to radically increase the number of women in technology and computing.

Fire-Lite Alarms Fire Up Digital Communications
March 4, 2013

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has launched a number of multi-media programs to make information and education more accessible.

The Making of 511
March 1, 2013

University of North Dakota’s Leon Osborne and John Odegard were behind “511,” the national advanced traveler information system.

Beer and New Medicines
March 1, 2013

Researchers have determined the precise configuration of humulones, substances derived from hops that give beer its distinctive flavor.

Safely Extracting Oil Deposits
March 1, 2013

Chemicals found in toothpaste and soap are proving to be the right formula to safely extract up to 70 percent of the oil still embedded in high-salt oil reservoirs.

ASME to Hold Gas Turbine Training Week
February 28, 2013

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Gas Turbine Institute will hold a special training program on gas turbines.

Virginia Tech Receives Grant for National Innovation Network Regional Node
February 28, 2013

The University of Maryland, George Washington University, and Virginia Tech jointly announce they are teaming through $3.75 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to launch a regional Innovation Corps (I-Corps) node.

ASCE Sponsors Bridge Photo Contest
February 27, 2013

The ASCE Bridges Photo Contest seeks to celebrate the design and engineering achievements of civil engineers.

AHRI Offers Guidance on Counterfeit Refrigerants
February 26, 2013

AHRI published a white paper to assist contractors and others in the industry in identifying and avoiding counterfeit refrigerants.

Virginia's Road to the Future Website Launched
February 22, 2013

Virginia Gov. McDonnell launched a new website which includes the Proposed Transportation Project List, Factsheets, FAQs and other supporting documents.

Virginia Tech Awarded Construction Safety Grant
February 21, 2013

Virginia Tech’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has received a NIOSH grant to expand education in construction-related occupational safety and health.

ASCE Sets Comment Period for Supercooled Fog Dispersal Standards
February 20, 2013

The American Society of Civil Engineers today announced it will conduct a public comment period on the revisions to a Supercooled Fog Dispersal Projects document.

Virginia Tech Receives Award to Accelerate Supercomputers Research
February 19, 2013

The Air Force has awarded Wu Feng, a Virginia Tech associate professor, a multi-million dollar grant to pursue a large-scale interdisciplinary supercomputing effort.

Mid-Atlantic Firms Winners in Fifth Annual Decorative Concrete Awards
February 18, 2013

The Decorative Concrete Council has announced the winners of its fifth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition.

April ICC Hearing Next Step to Develop 2015 I-Codes
February 15, 2013

International Code Council Members will gather to take action on about 2,000 code change proposals submitted to the Group B 2012 codes.

ASCC Publishes Concrete Producer Checklist
February 13, 2013

The American Society of Concrete Contractors has published a producer’s checklist as part of an initiative to facilitate a construction industry change from prescription specifications to performance specifications.

Washington County Water Plant Wins Award
February 12, 2013

The Washington County Service Authority’s Middle Fork drinking water plant received a gold award from the Virginia Department of Health.

McKim & Creed Green Launched
February 11, 2013

McKim & Creed, Inc. announced recently that it has launched McKim & Creed Green.

ODU to Host Spring 2013 Municipal Contracts Seminar
February 8, 2013

The Old Dominion University Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council announces an event for design professionals and the contracting community.

ODU Professor Awarded Grant for Tracking System Research
February 8, 2013

An assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Old Dominion University has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to undertake further research into tracking systems.

McKim & Creed Expands Water Resources Services
February 7, 2013

McKim & Creed, Inc. announced that it has expanded its water resources services in Georgia.

ODU Rises in NSF R&D Rankings
February 6, 2013

The latest research and development expenditures data released by the National Science Foundation show that Old Dominion University attained Top 100 rankings in 18 academic areas.

Dewberry Awarded Overpass Design Contract
February 5, 2013

Dewberry has been selected to design the new Sycolin Road Overpass in Leesburg, Virginia.

2013 Top Technological Initiatives Considered
February 1, 2013

The editors of IEEE Spectrum Magazine considered scores of technological initiatives from around the world and chose a baker’s dozen of them.

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