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Top leaders of the National Society of Black Engineers are meeting this week at Virginia Tech to discuss how to drastically increase the number of black engineering degrees.

U.S. Breaks Paris Climate Agreement

Jun 1, 2017

President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on Climate change overturns a pact of cooperation to combat global warming that was unprecedented.  So says, Carol Franco, of Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources. She was there when the Paris agreement was signed in 2015. She says, unlike the Kyoto Agreement before it, Paris marked the first time not only developing countries but developed nations also, agreed on a path they would take together.

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The water contamination disaster in Flint, Michigan uncovered a problem that also threatens many other communities. It came to light after water experts from Virginia Tech took the lead, testing the water there and sounding the alarm about what they found.  On Tuesday, May 31, the PBS Series Nova premiers a documentary called Poisoned Water exploring what happened and why. 

The cyber security race continues to ramp up as more of the things we use every day depend on the Internet to function. As Robbie Harris reports, The National Security Agency has designated Virginia Tech to be a key player in the growing efforts to secure our systems from hacks and attacks.  

Charles Clancy directs the Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech. He says that by 2020 there will be 50 Billion devices connected to the Internet.  And they’re all going to need security. 

Sandberg Inspires at Virginia Tech

May 12, 2017
Virginia Tech

During a rainy procession earlier today, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg addressed nearly 30,000 graduates, family members and friends at Virginia Tech’s commencement ceremony.