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LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 Offers Broadest Product Selection in LFI History
April 7, 2014

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) celebrates 25 years of innovation with an expanded trade show floor offering attendees the broadest product selection in LFI history starting June 3, 2014 in Las Vegas…

3-D Body Scanner To Help Track Fitness and Diet Progress
April 3, 2014

A 3-D body scanner created by Virginia Tech students will soon be a handful of gyms across Southwest Virginia – including McComas Hall on campus – that will help track fitness and diet progress.

ASFE Issues Call For Abstracts for Fall 2014 Conference
April 2, 2014

Are you a dynamic, engaging speaker with something valuable to teach industry leaders involved in the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA)? If so, GBA would love to hear from you about their upcoming conference in San Francisco…

‘Super Circles’ May Help Safety and Congestion
April 1, 2014

While Mother Nature continues to challenge drivers across the country, a team of traffic engineers is working hard on a new way to make rush-hour commutes safer and faster in any weather.

New Method for Ice Adhesion Testing Developed
April 1, 2014

Ice formation can spell disaster for diverse structures, from wind turbines to airplanes, and until now ice adhesion has been difficult to test.

Vibration Energy Could Be Promising Solution
April 1, 2014

A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go — without the need for an electrical cord.

ASCC Completes Concrete Finishing Training DVD
March 27, 2014

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has completed a new Concrete Finishing Training DVD.

Publications Help You Explain How To Reduce Construction-Project Risks
March 26, 2014

Owners, Architects, Civil and Structural Engineers Can Easily Reduce Their Construction-Project Risks. Free GBA Publications Help You Explain How.

Virginia Tech Ranked an Elite World Institution
March 25, 2014

Virginia Tech is ranked as an elite institution in 13 of the 30 subjects evaluated at more than 3,000 universities worldwide.

Expansion Project of Arlington National Cemetery Begins
March 24, 2014

US Army Corps of Engineers and Norfolk District Public Affairs recently reported that crews working for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are preparing land designated for the growth of Arlington National Cemetery.

Henrietta H. Fore Women In Science Fellow To Be Selected
March 24, 2014

CRDF Global, an independent, nonprofit that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration, announced recently that it will select the first ever Henrietta H. Fore Women in Science Fellow in May.

Next Stage In Search For Budding F1™ Engineers Revealed
March 21, 2014

Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s new driver Daniel Ricciardo joined Infiniti to bring top budding engineers a step closer to their dream in Formula One, by recently announcing the opening of applications for the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy.

VCU School of Engineering to Host International Forum
March 20, 2014

School of Engineering Dean Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., announced recently that Virginia’s groundbreaking research and development of smart materials has resulted in Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Richmond being selected as the site for the 11th annual Darnell Energy Summit…

Engineer I - Richmond, VA
March 19, 2014
Virginia Tech's Engineering Graduate Program Rated Among Nation's Best for 2015
March 19, 2014

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering ranks 21st among the nation’s best engineering schools for graduate studies, according to U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2015 survey …

The USA Science & Engineering Festival to Host P3 Competition and NSDE
March 18, 2014

The USA Science & Engineering Festival, presented by founding sponsor Lockheed Martin, will be hosting the 10th annual EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Awards Competition and National Sustainable Design Expo (NSDE)…

Contract Awarded To Rebuild NASA Dunes and Berms Post Sandy
March 17, 2014

US Army Corps of Engineers and Norfolk District Public Affairs recently reported that the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a New Jersey-based company a $10.5 million contract to replace sand along NASA’s Wallops Island launch facilities near Chincoteague, Va.

VCU Opens TRIP Facility
March 13, 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has opened a collaborative project and prototyping facility, called Translational Research Innovation Projects (TRIP), to assist in moving research projects into prototype development and toward commercialization.

US Route 460 Connector Bridge Ranked As Top Bridge Project
March 12, 2014

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has recently announced that Roads and Bridges Magazine recently ranked the US Route 460 Connector Bridge in Buchanan County as the top bridge project in North America.

Historic Fort Norfolk Closed For Repairs
March 11, 2014

US Army Corps of Engineers and Norfolk District Public Affairs recently reported that Fort Norfolk will close to visitors from Feb. 24 to June 6 as contractors replace the roof on a circa 1855 magazine building.

Listening Session On Draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement To Be Held
March 10, 2014

The Commonwealth will hold a public listening session and webinar on March 11, 2014, to enable Virginians to learn about the draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, and to ask questions and offer comments.

Applications Open for the DiscoverE Educator Awards
March 7, 2014

The DiscoverE Educator Awards are shining a spotlight on the educators who are inspiring tomorrow’s innovation generation.

WITI’S “Powering Up” Summit Scheduled
March 6, 2014

WITI (Women In Technology International) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at its WITI Summit: Powering Up event which will be held June 1 – 3, 2014, in Santa Clara at the Santa Clara Marriott.

Differences In Concussion Risk Between Football Helmets Found
March 5, 2014

Football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a new study by some of the nation’s leading concussion researchers published recently in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

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