Leah Thomas became a fashion designer to cap off her undergraduate degree in Virginia Tech’s biomedical engineering program. A member of the university’s first cohort of 40 undergraduate biomedical engineering students who graduated in spring 2022, Thomas designed a dress and headpiece fitted with biosensors for a biotech couture fashion show. She collaborated with another
Reston civil engineering firm buys Fabre Engineering Inc.
Reston-based civil engineering company Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. has acquired Pensacola, Florida-based Fabre Engineering Inc., the company announced Monday. Bowman financed the acquisition with a combination of cash and seller financing but did not disclose the financial details. “Frank and the extended Fabre team have a long history in the Gulf Coast,” Bowman CEO Gary
Atkins and Kodambaka to start in July, August
Two departments in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering will have new leaders beginning this summer, the university announced this week. Suneel Kodambaka has been named head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and will start July 1, and Ella Atkins will be head of the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace starting Aug.
Acquisition is Bowman's second in 2022
Reston-based Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. has closed its $18.5 million acquisition of Pennsylvania-based transportation engineering and planning firm McMahon Associates Inc., the company announced May 5. The sale was financed through a combination of cash, seller notes and common stock, Bowman spokesperson Carolyn Artman said. McMahon focuses on transportation projects and has more than 200
Chris Braccio is company's human resources VP
Chantilly-based American Systems has appointed its vice president of human resources, Chris Braccio, to the employee-owned federal IT and engineering contractor’s board of directors. Braccio, who has worked for American Systems since 2007, will take over a board seat vacated by Joe Kopfman, who retired after 43 years of service, according to a news release.
VSU and NSU leaders among board appointees
The presidents of Virginia State University and Norfolk State University are on the list of intended appointees to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Biden administration announced on March 31. Virginia State University President Makola M. Abdullah, Norfolk State University President Javaune Adams-Gaston and Janeen Uzzell, CEO of the
Jennifer S. Wayne to chair council for American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Jennifer S. Wayne has been elected Academic Council chair of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Virginia Tech announced Friday. Based in Washington, D.C., AIMBE is a nonprofit composed of leaders in the medical and biological engineering fields and advocates for the value of those fields. Wayne is the department head of
ODU to offer 4-year degree on Norfolk campus and IALR satellite campus
Old Dominion University will launch Virginia’s first four-year degree in manufacturing engineering technology (MfgET) at its Norfolk campus and a satellite campus at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) in Danville, the university announced Thursday. “This partnership reinforces Old Dominion University’s commitment to workforce development and leadership in the maritime industry,” ODU President
Partnership to support 10 high school courses in Northern Virginia
Washington Gas gifted Virginia Tech $430,000 to help increase pathways into higher education in STEM disciplines, the university announced Monday. “Washington Gas is honored to partner with Virginia Tech and promote STEM education across the commonwealth of Virginia. Together, our program will help shape future generations of students and workers exploring energy in school studies
Gymama Slaughter also leads NIH initiative at ODU
Old Dominion University has named Gymama Slaughter the founding executive director of its Research Center for Bioelectronics, the university announced Monday. The new center, which opened July 1, allows ODU to increase its total sponsored research funding, advancing work on new cancer combinational therapy and non-invasive cancer diagnostic tools. It also helps the university’s research