Virginia Tech Science Magazine -2020
Article ItemGeosciences’ Marc Michel switches focus from nanoparticles to 3D printing nasal swabs , article
Digitally printing thousands of nasopharyngeal swabs to be used by medical clinics during the pandemic was not on his mind when 2020 started. Michel’s use of 3D printing technology typically includes fabricating custom reactors and other laboratory devices. But medical tools? No.
Article ItemResearchers team up to create testing center , article
When the need for a new coronavirus testing center arose for health clinics across Southwest Virginia, College of Science faculty members Carla Finkielstein and Harald Sontheimer joined forces to meet the critical need.
Article ItemStudents take action by volunteering, working in labs, providing protective masks , article
The COVID-19 pandemic brought significant challenges to Virginia Tech, but it also highlighted the resilience, strength, and ingenuity of the Hokie community. In these unprecedented times, students continue to embody the spirit of Ut Prosim by serving and supporting their communities. Here, we highlight three such students.
message from the dean
More than ever, science is essential.
Four College of Science faculty members recently won National Science Foundation CAREER Awards
Joseph Uyeda of the Department of Biological Sciences, D. Sarah Stamps of the Department of Geosciences, Shengfeng Cheng of the Department of Physics, and Sterling Nesbitt, also of Geosciences .
Impact of Science
Our Virginia Tech College of Science Magazine print edition tells many great stories of how our faculty, staff, students, and alumni have taken action to fight and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it doesn’t tell all of the stories. Read below for stories on a shining moment of musical outreach, the start of testing of wastewater from campus dormitories, and a new story on student Cameron Buck, who volunteered as a medic on the front lines of a Texas hospital, and more.
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