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Second CodeGirls@Argonne Camp Held
August 15, 2018

This past June, 25 seventh and eighth grade girls spent two days at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory learning how to code.

New Ad Hoc Committee on Building Safety and Security Created
August 15, 2018

The International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors established an ad hoc committee to comprehensively explore and assess building safety and security.

DEQ Announces Notice of Intent To Award Contract
August 14, 2018

Contract will be awarded to develop a statewide public electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

Southeast Transportation Projects Honored in National Competition
August 14, 2018

Eight outstanding transportation projects from six southeastern states have been honored.

ASME Responds To Town Hall Meeting Comments
August 13, 2018

Following numerous concerns from stakeholders, ASME’s next step is to re-ballot the issue to the Section VIII Committee for either re-affirmation or rejection.

NIBCO Announces $14 Million Facility Expansion
August 13, 2018

Company is investing in its infrastructure and new equipment as well as updating technology, training programs, and new product development.

Novel Approach To Creating Super Slippery Packaging
August 10, 2018

New research from Virginia Tech aims to cut down on food waste – and consumer frustration – with a novel approach to creating super slippery industrial packaging.

Dominion Energy Announces SCC Filing
August 10, 2018

Approval sought to construct Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project.

Manufacturing Credentials Report Released
August 9, 2018

To help strengthen the quality, value, and effectiveness of manufacturing credentials in the U.S., Workcred, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) affiliate, has released a report…

City of Portsmouth Awards Contract For Citizen Connectivity Study
August 9, 2018

New connectivity study is expected to be completed over the next five months.

Method of Removing Bacterial Toxins From Fluids Patented
August 8, 2018

By some estimates, 18 million people die each year from sepsis triggered by endotoxins – fragments of the outer membranes of bacteria.

Algae Using Raw Plants As Carbon Energy Source Reported
August 8, 2018

Researchers discover that waste plant material can be used to increase algae’s productivity during cultivation for biofuels or bioproducts.

Machine Learning Algorithm Outdoes Humans
August 7, 2018

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have trained computers to quickly and consistently detect and analyze microscopic radiation damage…

Engineered Bacteria Create Fertilizer Using Natural Sources Of Nitrogen
August 7, 2018

Engineering ‘nitrogen-fixing’ plants could be researchers next step.

Virginia Main Street Grants Announced
August 6, 2018

Virginia Main Street grants totaling $172,000 have been awarded.

Sugar Hill Cidery Announces New Cider Production Facility
August 6, 2018

Project represents an almost $500,000 investment in a new cider production facility.

AASHTO Announces Annual Photography and Video Contest
August 5, 2018

Cash awards will be presented to photo and video contest winners.

Industrial Revitalization Fund Awards Announced
August 5, 2018

IRF awards totaling $1,440,000 have been announced.

Boeing Makes Commitment To Calhoun Honors Discovery Program
August 3, 2018

In a significant marker of industry support, Boeing has made a substantial commitment to Virginia Tech’s Calhoun Honors Discovery Program.

DOE Announces Solicitation of Nominations
August 3, 2018

Nominations sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee.

McKim & Creed Acquires Loftus Engineers, LLC
August 2, 2018

McKim & Creed, Inc., one of the largest engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firms headquartered in the Southeast, announced recently that it has acquired Pittsburgh-based Loftus Engineers, LLC.

Jobsite Floor Protection Sign Developed
August 2, 2018

The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has developed a jobsite sign, Concrete Floor Protection Plan.

CBF Releases Mid-Point Pollution Reduction Milestones Report
August 1, 2018

Assessment finds Virginia largely on track to meet commitments to pollution reduction in the Bay.

Press Glass Announces New Manufacturing Operation
August 1, 2018

Firm will invest $43.55 million to establish a 280,000-square-foot manufacturing operation in Henry County.

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