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Water experts to study emerging threat of antibiotic resistance

Bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics lead to an estimated 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses per year in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control is launching an expansive effort to study various facets of the growing threat by funding researchers across the nation, including two prominent water experts at Virginia Tech. The CDC Read more…

Virginia Tech students get hands-on experience at Burnshire Dam

Civil engineering students from Virginia Tech visiting the Burnshire Dam recently found that  life in the field isn’t the same as life in the lab. Paolo Scardina is a civil engineer and professor at Virginia Tech. When Casey Harvey, a recent graduate and daughter of the owner of the dam, told him her family owned Read more…

Linsey Marr Bridges Engineering and Public Health

Air pollution is responsible for seven million premature deaths per year. Linsey Marr, professor of environmental and water resources engineering, is seeking to change that trend. Her research focuses on emissions, transformation, fate, and effects of air pollutants such as ozone and airborne particles to provide the scientific basis for improving air quality and health. Read more…

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