School of Engineering & Applied Science
More than the Score: Beyond Oil, Coal and Natural Gas: Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals9/12/09 - The finite availability of fossil fuels has prompted a hunt for alternative resources to power us into the future. On September 12, 2009, Chemical Engineering Professor Robert Davis updated alumni on some of the current ideas and challenges related to the use of renewable biomass as a replacement for oil, coal and natural gas.
Swarming Robots Attract Swarms of Kids6/7/08 - Swarming behaviors in robots are based on the analogy to natural systems, where animals including bees, ants, fish, and birds all demonstrate complex behaviors as a group even though the individual animals are each making relatively simple decisions. Faculty members from the Department of Systems and Information Engineering as they focus on recent research advances in
Sustainable Transportation - An Era of Hydrogen Powered Vehicles3/4/08 - This enhanced podcast created by a group of students in CE 444: Traffic Operations presents the current status and future directions of hydrogen powered vehicles that can help achieve sustainable transportation system.
Photodetectors6/2/07 - Joe Campbell, professor of engineering and applied science, describes recent breakthroughs in photodetector and optical sensor technologies. These have increased the performance and functionality of a wide range of existing systems.
Why Science and Technology Matter in the 2005 Virginia Election11/3/05 - Former presidential science advisor Jack Gibbons talks to engineering students and faculty about the importance of investing in science and technology programs. He focuses on a recent National Academy of Sciences' report that suggests the U.S. could be losing its competitive edge.