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City of Chesapeake Selects MBP for Dominion Boulevard Improvements
April 26, 2012

McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected to provide construction engineering inspection services to the City of Chesapeake…

ACE DC Teams Participate In Nationwide Design Competition
April 26, 2012

ACE DC is proud to announce their ACE Washington Lee High School team from Arlington, VA and their ACE Suitland High School team from Forestville, MD both participated in the 2012 CIRT-ACE Design Competition.

ICC Administers U.S. World Standards Day
April 25, 2012

“Standards Increase Efficiency” is the 2012 theme for the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day, administered by the International Code Council (ICC) which references almost 1,300 standards in its International Codes.

7th annual Postdoc Conference and Career Fair Scheduled
April 24, 2012

More than 500 postdoctoral fellows in the science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) fields, as well as more than 50 recruiting and resource organizations, are expected at the 7th annual Postdoc Conference and Career Fair.

VCU Moves into Top 100 in NSF Research Rankings
April 24, 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) showed a significant increase in research and development expenditures in both federal and total spending categories, elevating VCU to a Top 100 institution…

Two Trench-Safety Guides Available From ASFE
April 23, 2012

Now available free at the on-line store of ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association: Two new trench-safety guides from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Dewberry Recognized in “Best of the Best” Awards
April 19, 2012

Engineering News-Record recently recognized two projects designed by Dewberry with “Best of the Best” awards in the magazine’s annual competition for major design and construction projects.

SPIE Defense, Securilty and Sensing Event to Debut In Baltimore
April 18, 2012

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Maryland) will participate in the opening ceremony for the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing exhibition when the event makes its Baltimore debut this month.

Fire Safety Lower on Americans’ List
April 17, 2012

A nationwide survey conducted by Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) revealed that only 16% of Americans said fire safety was most important to them in a list of features of buildings where they work.

Award Won to Study Pelvic Floor Disorders
April 16, 2012

In 2010, roughly one-third or 28 million American women suffered from pelvic floor disorder, including urinary and/or fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse…

Dewberry Becomes Sustainable Infrastructure Charter Member
April 12, 2012

Dewberry has become the latest Charter Member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Virginia Tech Launches New Tire Research Group
April 11, 2012

Virginia Tech is establishing a new tire research center with the funding from the National Science Foundation.

WEG Employees Help With Rwanda Relief Efforts
April 10, 2012

Daniel Malone, L.A., an employee of Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc. (WEG), a local environmental consulting and engineering firm, recently took “a vacation with a difference.”

New App Available From ASFE
April 10, 2012

Keep up to date with ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association by downloading the new ASFE-TGBA app.

VCU and Dominion to Partner On Micro-grid Project
April 9, 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Dominion, one of the nation’s leading energy providers, will partner to use the VCU School of Engineering’s West Hall…

Conserving Fuel, Protecting Environment Unites Three East Coast Companies
April 6, 2012

A common goal of conserving fuel while protecting the environment has united three East Coast companies in the distribution of breakthrough technology…

Oscillating Gel Acts Like Artificial Skin
April 6, 2012

Sooner than later, robots may have the ability to “feel.”

UPS Foundation Awards An Academic Grant for the 16th Consecutive Year
April 5, 2012

The United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation has for the 16th consecutive year awarded an academic grant in the amount of $40,000 to Virginia Tech’s Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

SME RAPID 2012 Conference Scheduled
April 4, 2012

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) RAPID 2012 Conference & Exposition will feature a potent lineup of presentations aimed at revealing how businesses can improve their competitive edge…

WTS Central VA Chapter Announces Annual Awards Banquet
April 3, 2012

The Central Virginia chapter of WTS, a professional group advancing women in transportation careers, will hold its annual awards banquet on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from …

Dream Jobs 2012
April 2, 2012

Engineers design things and solve problems. No surprise there, that’s the textbook definition of an engineer.

Data Published On Head Impacts Study
April 2, 2012

The Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences has announced the first-ever published paper with data on head impacts from youth football players.

Heart-Powered Pacemaker Could One Day Be Possible
April 2, 2012

A new power scheme for cardiac pacemakers turns to an unlikely source: vibrations from heartbeats themselves.

Robots May Traverse Towers and Skyscrapers In The Future
April 2, 2012

Like something straight out of “Star Wars,” armies of robots could nimbly be crawling up towers and skyscrapers to make repairs in the not-so-distant future, so humans don’t have to.

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