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Alumnus works to improve safety and efficiency

Diverging diamond interchanges are quickly becoming a popular solution to improve traffic flow and safety at interchanges. Some professionals have called it the “way of the future,” while others have called it “too weird.” Soon, students, alumni, and visitors will have a chance to make their own judgement. Set to be completed at the end Read more…

Flint Water Study team gives presentation to community

On January 28, 2016, Dr. Marc Edwards and a team of students and researchers from the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, presented the work they have done in Flint, Michigan to hundreds of people that came out to Goodwin Hall to support the group. With thousands more watching the livestream online, Read more…

The Flint Water Crisis

A talk by Virginia Tech’s FlintWaterStudy team led by Marc Edwards  January 28, 2016 7:00 p.m. Quillen Auditorium, Goodwin Hall Flint, Michigan is currently in a state of emergency because of unsafe drinking water and a resulting increase in childhood lead poisoning caused by a bad policy decision to save money. Combining citizen science, laboratory Read more…

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