Chemical engineering alumna Mary Parker Davis and husband Mark, a former Virginia Tech chemical engineering professor, said they want to encourage chemical engineering alumni to follow their lead in supporting student success through endowed scholarships. It has already had big impacts on the recipients.
Researcher Hongliang Xin and his collaborators have devised a new artificial intelligence framework that can accelerate discovery of materials for important technologies, such as fuel cells and carbon capture devices.
One in five U.S. adults will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, but standard treatments can be slow to work and cause side effects. A Virginia Tech researcher has joined a renaissance of research on a long-banned class of drugs that could combat several forms of mental illness and, in mice, have achieved long-lasting results from just one dose.
In June, the class was designated an official case study in education that incorporates UN sustainability goals — including climate action, clean energy, and economic growth — making it a model for sustainability focused education around the world.