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Virginia Tech researchers develop new COVID-19 tests to combat backlogs, shortages

Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new COVID-19 test and secured federal and state approvals to immediately begin processing samples at on-campus labs in Blacksburg and Roanoke.

Date: 04/22/2020
Virginia Tech faculty helping peers across the nation create tools for effective online learning

Barbara Lockee and Aaron Bond co-author article on creating online learning experiences that are meaningfully different from simply mirroring face-to-face instruction in a virtual classroom.

Date: 04/21/2020
For small businesses, coronavirus is like 'a typhoon that leaves nothing standing in its wake'

What impacts small businesses is the same thing that impacts the broader economy – uncertainty, according to Richard Hunt, assistant professor in the Department of Management.

Date: 04/20/2020
Students rally with virtual Relay for Life

An annual event since 2001, this year’s Relay For Life at Virginia Tech was one of several on-campus gatherings derailed in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The event will now span five days, from April 20–24, and include dozens of tributes, musical performances, and special guests that Hokies can access with a computer or mobile device.

Date: 04/20/2020
Virginia Tech engineers and Carilion Clinic physician upgrade breathing support device into makeshift ventilator

To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.

Date: 04/17/2020

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