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James Strawbridge, Horacio Valeiras, John Montague, David Christian, Al Lingerfelt, and interim dean G. Don Taylor. Virginia Tech's College of Engineering recently inducted five new members at its 18th annual Academy of Engineering Excellence. The academy consists of 146 alumni who have achieved exceptional career success. The college has more than 66,000 living engineering alumni. “All of our new members have led exceptional careers, and this award is one way to recognize them for their incredible achievements,” said Don Taylor, interim dean of the...

The 2017 Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Expo will be held April 28 from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Indoor Practice Facility near Lane Stadium. More than 50 Senior Design teams will present their work with product exhibitions and poster sessions. Vehicles will be displayed outside....

Virginia Tech was selected as one of eight universities to compete in the AutoDrive Challenge, a new collegiate competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineering and General Motors. Each team will be provided a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle as a platform to develop a fully autonomous passenger vehicle. At the end of the project, teams will compete by navigating an urban driving course in autonomous mode. Al Wicks, associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, will lead...

  The U.S. Department of Transportation in December announced $300 million for grants to be associated with Tier-1 University Transportation Centers. Virginia Tech is a key member of the Rail Research University Transportation Center, along with the University of Delaware and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The three universities will share $7.11 million over five years, with Virginia Tech receiving $1.9 million over the period. Mehdi Ahmadian, Dan Pletta Professor in the Department of  Mechanical Engineering and director of the Railway...

Mary “Prim” Jones, a 1962 graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, has been named a 2017 Virginia Woman in History by the Library of Virginia. The distinction, awarded this year to eight women of various time periods across the commonwealth, is part of the library’s ongoing efforts to highlight and profile notable women who have contributed to Virginia’s cultural history. “Mary is a woman of strong character, dedication, and passion to her field,” said John F. Sparks, a Virginia Tech mechanical...

On Feb. 20, the last of a group of 56 in-service and pre-service teachers received a 3D printer as part of a 3-year $449,421 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers grant headed by Associate Professors Christopher Williams of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, and Brenda Brand, Science Education in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The final cohort was made up of pre-service students who are currently attending the master’s in...