Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

better known as

Virginia Tech,

at Blacksburg; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1872 as an agricultural and mechanical college. In 1896 it became Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. In 1944 its name was shortened to Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and in 1970 its present name was adopted. A women's division at Radford (Radford College, opened 1913 as a state normal school, later a state teachers college) was consolidated with the institute in 1944. The university maintains research centers in industrial relations, the environment and hazardous waste materials, water resources, and child development, as well as numerous agricultural research stations throughout the state. It is Virginia's largest university.
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Inspired by natural photosynthesis, chemists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg have devised complex molecular machines that use the sun's energy to split water and form hydrogen.
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SilverStorm Technologies, the leader in high performance interconnect solutions for clustered computing, today announced that Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) has selected SilverStorm's InfiniBand director class switching solutions to upgrade the InfiniBand cluster interconnect of System X, Virginia Tech's 12 teraflop 1,100 node Apple-based supercomputer (http://www.
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In 1990 and 1991, she served as a visiting professor and from 1987 to 1989 as adjunct associate professor of educational research and evaluation at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The University of Colorado and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (also known as Virginia Tech) each selected SunPower's high-efficiency solar panels for two key reasons: superior power performance and aesthetics.
Bambach, a paleontologist at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, says these differences might be explained by the composition of the object that struck Earth or by the location of the impact.
The second new coalition, SUCCEED (Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education) includes Clemson University, Florida A&M University/Florida State University, the University of Florida, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University-Raleigh, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The University of Colorado, champion of the first Solar Decathlon in 2002, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University both selected SunPower's high efficiency solar cells for two key reasons: superior power performance and sleek aesthetics.
It's exciting to participate in such cutting-edge development of new technologies that could really impact the future of vehicle development," said Alfred Wicks, associate professor of mechanical engineering and advisor for one of the two participating teams from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Uncovering that asymmetric process would tell us "essentially why we are here in this world," says KEK collaborator Kazuo Gotow of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg.
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