Education News

Peter Doolittle
Peter Doolittle, a leader in educational research and best practices both nationally and internationally, has been named director of the Virginia Tech School of Education. Doolittle most recently served as executive director of the university’s Center for Instructional Development and Educati...
Leigh Shannon and Laura Jarrett, students in the master’s of science education program in the Virginia Tech School of Education, set up 3-D printers.
On February 20, the last of a group of 56 in-service and pre-service teachers received a 3-D printer as part of a three-year, $449,421 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers grant. The grant was headed by Christopher Williams, an associate professor of mechanical engineering...

It Is Rocket Science

When a Mars Rover crosses Marathon Valley, Juno orbits Jupiter, or a Cassini Spacecraft surveys Saturn’s Rings, it’s the pioneering work of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Realizing the visions of the lab’s engineers involves years of planning and production. Unfortunately, some of the intricate ...

Imagination in Action

Middle schoolers use electronic equipment to build a “Robo Craft”
From animated sock monkeys to top hats with their own planetary systems, Virginia Tech’s presence in Northern Virginia just became a lot more fun. In the fall of 2016, the university joined with computer chip manufacturer Qualcomm in launching Thinkabit at Virginia Tech, a multiyear collaborati...
Virginia Tech received real-world feedback on its Beyond Boundaries initiative during a recent workshop – and the attractiveness of the liberal arts graduate to prospective employers emerged as a theme. More than 140 people, including agency and industry leaders and Virginia Tech faculty, g...