Topic: Engineering

Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey

Alumni who have “the right stuff”

Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the most recent shuttle flight, UVA alumni have journeyed beyond the earth's bounds to work—and walk—in space.

Winter 2009

A Smarter Dummy

A Smarter Dummy

UVA engineers building “virtual” crash test dummy

Engineers at UVA’s Center for Applied Biomechanics are working on a new “virtual” crash-test dummy, existing entirely on computer and better simulating the intricacies of the body than a traditional dummy ever could.

Spring 2009

Fuel for Thought

Fuel for Thought

Interdisciplinary teams investigate different types of alternative energy

In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum.

An interdisciplinary team of UVA researchers is now investigating algae and other potential...

Winter 2008

R&D In Brief

R&D In Brief

Hillary Bart-Smith works on an autonomous undersea vehicle based on manta rays, Laura Galloway analyzes the maternal effect in plants and more.

Fall 2008

Verbatim

Verbatim

"Orbiting the earth, as thrilling as it is, is not exploring space."

Summer 2008

Rush-Hour Robotics

Rush-Hour Robotics

Driverless car takes on urban traffic challenge

Tommy survived the grueling twists and turns of the Mojave Desert last year.

This year, Tommy Jr. is proving its mettle in a different challenge, the stop...

Winter 2007

Mach 5 or Bust

Mach 5 or Bust

Students work on revolutionary engine

New York to Los Angeles in 40 minutes? A team of UVA aerospace engineering students don’t think it’s so crazy.

In the near future,...

Summer 2007

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Highlights

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

New efforts at the School of Engineering encourage engineering students to approach problems from an entrepreneur's perspective.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.