Building Next-Generation Nuclear Power Plants
October 2009

Information exchange processes developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be at the center of the effort to design and build the next generation of modern, highly efficient nuclear power plants.

18th Annual Future Cityâ„¢ Competition Announced
September 2009

Designing affordable housing for those most in need is enormously complicated. But how to do it while adhering to LEED® recognized green building standards, with an emphasis on energy efficiency and a low carbon footprint?

Commonwealth Registers More Than 130 New PE's
August 2009

Over 130 candidates from Virginia successfully passed the April 2009 Professional Engineer licensing exam. The newly licensed PE’s include…

Saving The Beach
August 2009

A team of mechanical engineering students, as part of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Senior Design Expo, chose an artificial reef project for Virginia Beach to devise a more efficient and economical method for reducing ongoing shoreline erosion.

Solutions To Effective Oil Spill Remediation Remain Elusive
July 2009

It has been two decades since the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil …

Wearable Sensors May Help Prevent Falls
June 2009

When an older person is injured in a fall, the cost is significant, both in quality of life and medical expense. Wireless body sensor networks that monitor gait, being developed by University of Virginia (U.Va.) researchers, could offer a solution on both fronts.

New Coal Dewatering Technology Turns Sludge To Salable Powder
May 2009

Because there has been no economically viable technology to remove water from ultrafine coal slurries, the ultrafine particles that are the residue of the coal cleaning process have been discarded into hundreds of impoundments.

Local Events Celebrate Innovation In Engineering
April 2009

Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) da Vinci Center for Innovation in Product Design and Development will sponsor da Vinci Day 2009, celebrating innovation borne from the convergence of the arts, business, and engineering.

Commonwealth Registers More Than 180 New PE's
March 2009

More than 180 Virginians pass October 2008 PE exam.

Engineers Make it Work
February 2009

The National Engineers Week Foundation, a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce…

New System G Supercomputer Introduced
January 2009

Five years ago, Virginia Tech burst onto the high-performance computing scene using Apple Power Mac G5 computers to build System X, one of the fastest supercomputers of its time.

Improving Astronauts Lunar Navigation
December 2008

The same Ohio State University researcher who is helping rovers navigate on Mars is leading a new effort to help humans navigate on the moon.

Nature Provides Cleanup With $8 Million Savings
November 2008

At the sprawling Fort Drum military installation in New York, 23,000 willow plants are cleaning up the site of a 164,000-gallon plume of fuel that has been spreading underground for more than 50 years.

Engineering Salaries Inch Higher
October 2008

According to a new survey that outlines compensation ranges and trends in the engineering industry, the median income for civil engineers is…

Commonwealth Registers More Than 140 New PE’s
September 2008

Over 140 candidates from Virginia successfully passed the April 2008 Professional Engineer licensing exam.

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