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NEWS ARCHIVE
Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $60,500
January 19, 2016

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation has announced the award of $60,500 in scholarship funds to 35 students studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

Critical Research Into Effects of Nanomaterials Published
January 18, 2016

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has published a groundbreaking new book, Nanomaterials in the Environment.

NATE Launches New Exams To Meet Workforce Shortage
January 18, 2016

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) has launched two new certificate exams.

ASHRAE Approves Filter Exception in Standard 62.1
January 18, 2016

ASHRAE has announced approval of Addendum d to the 2016 edition of Standard 62.1 due to be published in October.

New Major Sponsor Announced For 2015-2016 Robotics Competition Season
January 15, 2016

VirginiaFIRST is pleased to welcome Newport News Shipbuilding as one of their newest major sponsors for the 2015-2016 robotics competition season.

Final Rule Revising Test Procedures Published
January 15, 2016

DOE has issued a pre-publication version of a final rule revising efficiency test procedures.

AAMA 79th Annual Conference Registration Opens
January 14, 2016

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has opened registration for the AAMA 79th Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 14-17 in Huntington Beach, California.

DOE Issues Rulemaking on Imported Products
January 14, 2016

The Department of Energy has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding report requirements for imported products.

Applications Accepted For Ad Hoc Committee On Tall Wood Buildings
January 13, 2016

The International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors has established an ad hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings.

Fun Book On Teaching Soil Mechanics Published
January 12, 2016

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press’ exciting publication Grounded! Amazing Classroom Demonstrations in Soil Mechanics, by David J. Elton, makes soil mechanics fun to learn.

Partnership To Equip Smart City Challenge Winner
January 11, 2016

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced the latest partnership in the Smart City Challenge; the winning city’s public bus system will receive the installation of Mobileye’s Shield +TM technology on every bus. This is in addition to U.S. DOT’s award of up to $40 million and an award of up to $10 million from the Challenge’s launch partner, Vulcan Philanthropy.

Team Qualifies For International Collegiate Programming Competition Finals
January 11, 2016

Java the Hutt, a team of three Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science students and their advisor, will travel to Thailand in May 2016 to participate in the world finals of the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Competition (ACM-ICPC).

Spring 2016 Explore Engineering Weekend Registration Opens
January 8, 2016

Registration for Sweet Briar’s Spring 2016 Explore Engineering weekend (March 25-26, 2016) for high school women is now live!

Mini STEM Showcase Presented
January 7, 2016

Universities and secondary schools continue to search for new ways to fill the STEM pipeline with interested students.

Construction Begins On Two Route 7 Interchanges
January 6, 2016

Construction is underway on two major interchanges that will improve traffic along Virginia Route 7 in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Overview Of Advances In Building Information Modeling Published
January 6, 2016

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) new book, Building Information Modeling: Applications and Practices, presents a comprehensive overview of recent advances being used by the AECO industry.

Methods Used For Detecting Environmental Pollutants Explored
January 5, 2016

Rapid pollutant detection can prevent widespread outbreaks. While there are many existing techniques for detecting such contamination, they generally require highly specific instruments for each contaminant.

Largest Energy-Saving Standards Issued For Rooftop A/C and Heat Pumps
January 4, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued energy efficiency standards for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps.

Humorous Essays About Life As A Civil Engineer Published
December 31, 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press has published Brian Brenner’s latest book, Too Much Information: Living the Civil Engineering Life.

Agreement Reached on Walk-in Coolers, Freezers Standard
December 31, 2015

The Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) has announced the approval of an agreement to set new energy efficiency standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).

Dewberry To Support Three FEMA HMTAP Task Orders
December 30, 2015

Dewberry will proceed with three task orders under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP).

AASHTO Approves Schedule for Installing Devices
December 30, 2015

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has announced the approval of a schedule for implementing the use of roadside safety hardware devices.

Precise, Yet Messy Secrets Of Dog Lapping Discovered
December 29, 2015

Stories about lap dogs are everywhere, but researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering can tell the story of dog lapping.

Guidance On OSHA Regulated Façade Access Equipment Published
December 28, 2015

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has published Façade Access Equipment: Structural Design, Evaluation, and Testing.


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