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U.Va. Ventures Win State Funding
August 2, 2012

Three local biotechnology firms and a University of Virginia (U.Va.) professor are each a step closer to bringing their research discoveries to the market…

Superior Swimming Stroke
August 1, 2012

Two swimming strokes, one that pulls through the water like a boat paddle and another that whirls to the side like a propeller, are commonly used by athletes training for the Olympic Games.

Tool To Model Fuel Properties
August 1, 2012

With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will develop a tool to characterize the performance of a new class of alternative fuels…

ASME Task Force Releases Recommendations
August 1, 2012

An American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Task Force has released recommendations for a new nuclear safety construct that will reach beyond the traditional regulatory framework…

VDOT Selects MBP for Seventh Consecutive Permits Contract
July 31, 2012

MBP is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for its seventh consecutive Northern Virginia Permits Contract.

ASFE's Writing Webinar Series Scheduled
July 30, 2012

ASFE’s geoprofessional-writing webinar series is a major hit with ASFE-Member Firms. All are led by John Bachner…

New Award To Recognize Early Career Engineers In Power Industry
July 27, 2012

The ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (ASME-IGTI) has announced a new award that will recognize early career engineers for technical achievement in the field of turbo-machinery.

Treatment For Patients With Vocal Cord Paralysis Studied
July 26, 2012

After a stroke, patients often struggle to speak, swallow, or eat because the incident can cause vocal cord paralysis.

2012 Tech Transfer Challenge Winner Announced
July 25, 2012

VT KnowledgeWorks has selected VoltMed as the 2012 Tech Transfer Challenge winner.

TOLK Now Called Dewberry
July 24, 2012

Dewberry announces the renaming of its TOLK division to Dewberry.

New Ways Studied To Forecast Critical Societal Events
July 19, 2012

University and industry scientists are determining how to forecast significant societal events, ranging from violent protests to nationwide credit-rate crashes…

Town of Leesburg Selects MBP
July 18, 2012

MBP is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected by the Town of Leesburg to provide construction and project management services for various capital projects.

Entries Accepted For Fifth Annual DCC Awards
July 17, 2012

The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has announced its fifth annual Decorative Concrete Awards.

LumenHAUS Honored With 2012 AIA Honor Award for Architecture
July 16, 2012

Two years after completion, Virginia Tech’s award-winning solar home still is contributing to teaching, research, and the art and science of architecture.

2013 International CES Registration Opens
July 13, 2012

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® opens registration for the 2013 International CES®…

Manufacturing Day Slated for October 5, 2012
July 12, 2012

To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields, a group of public and private organizations announced recently the launch of Manufacturing Day…

Aerospace Vibration and Acoustics Lab Opens
July 11, 2012

Local, regional, and commonwealth officials joined researchers, engineers, and students at a dedication ceremony in April, celebrating the new National Institute of Aerospace Research and Innovation Laboratories…

Power Plant Upgrades Protect Ecosystems
July 10, 2012

A new permanent water intake system at the Duke Energy Belews Creek Steam Station in Stokes County, North Carolina, designed by Dewberry, has resolved challenges with low water levels…

AIA Expands Documents-On-Demand Service Offerings
July 6, 2012

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the publication of six new Construction Management documents, a project checklist, and a Construction Classification Worksheet via the Documents-on-Demand™ Web site…

Free Product Offered to Measure Carbon Footprint
July 5, 2012

MiserWare, a spin-off company of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, is launching a free product that allows companies or individuals to measure their carbon footprint in terms of total power usage.

Engineering News-Record Ranks MBP in Two 2012 Top Firm Lists
July 3, 2012

MBP has been ranked for the fourteenth consecutive year on the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm…

Registration Is Now Open for ASFE's July 2012 Webinar
July 3, 2012

ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association announces that registration is now open for ASFE’s July Webinar.

ASSE Urges Precautions Against Heat Related Illness
July 2, 2012

As temperatures rise, so does the chance of those working in areas susceptible to high heat conditions of becoming ill.

Asteroid Clues Uncovered
July 2, 2012

The work of a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor has helped reveal a rare orbital shift and the density of an asteroid that will pass close to Earth.

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