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  • High Resolution Respirometry of Heart Mitochondria in Healthy and Stressed States 

    Wilson, Zachary T.; Perry, Justin B.; Brown, David A. (Virginia Tech, 2018-08)
    Heart disease remains the leading cause of death globally, claiming the lives of nearly 10 million people in 2016. Current standard-of-care therapies for heart disease patients reduce energy demands on the heart but do not ...
  • Microbes: Friend and Foe-- Two separate experiments, one investigating the AAP1 amino acid transporter using yeast as a tool and the other the effect of nitrogen fertilizer on the growth and survival of Escherichia coli on leafy greens 

    Cornman, Elle; Pilot, Guillaume; Strawn, Laura; Rideout, Steve (Virginia Tech, 2018-07-26)
    Amino acids are used by plants as transferable packages of nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth. The transfer of amino acids throughout the plant is regulated at the molecular level by amino acid transporters. ...
  • Virginia Tech's Office of Undergraduate Research Summer Symposium 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018-07-26)
    An abstract book for the research conference held July 26, 2018 in Goodwin Hall.
  • Self-Assembly of Artificial Actin like Filaments 

    Cheng, Shengfeng; Grosenick, C. Ryan; Dayal, Shreya (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    Actin filaments (F-actins) are long, double-stranded, helical biopolymers that make up the cytoskeleton along with microtubules and intermediate filaments. In order to better understand the self-assembly process of actin ...
  • Physalis angulata pollination after herbivory: the effects of herbivore damage on pollinator preference 

    Xu, Freddie M.; Whitehead, Susan R. (Virginia Tech, 2018-07-26)
    Pollination is the pinnacle of a plant’s life cycle. Progeny carry on paternal traits for higher fitness and survival while also maintaining genetic diversity among populations. While some species such as Physalis angulata ...
  • Shakespeare's Garden - Virtual Reality: An Immersive Virtual Sound Stroll 

    Miller, Chris; Cutaiar, Dillon M. (2018-07-26)
    While educational, professional, and gaming environments in virtual reality are common, little has been done to explore virtual reality’s potential application in theatre and performance art. Shakespeare's Garden - Virtual ...
  • Bioinformatic Analysis of Uncultivated Microbial Dark Matter: A Closer Look at Marinimicrobia 

    Todd, Meagan (Virginia Tech, 2018-07-26)
    The majority of biodiversity of life on Earth consists of poorly-understood groups of “microbial dark matter” (MDM) that play important roles in regulating the climate and influencing the physiology of multicellular organisms ...
  • Welcome to the Beatles 

    Pregnall, Andrew; Arquette, Jason; Manhart, Allyson; Goggins, Helen (Virginia Tech Department of History in association with VT Publishing, 2018-06)
    Organized, authored, and edited over the course of five months by a class of eighteen Virginia Tech undergraduate students, Welcome to the Beatles represents our collective contribution to the larger scholarship on the ...
  • Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowship Showcase 

    Fralin Life Science Institute (Virginia Tech, 2017-04-20)
    This booklet features the 2016-2017 Fralin Undergraduate Fellows, their research abstracts, and a showcase schedule for April 20, 2017.
  • 34th Annual Graduate Student Assembly Research Symposium and Exposition 

    Graduate Student Assembly (Virginia Tech, 2018-03-28)
    The GSARS program book includes a schedule of events and abstracts from all posters and presentations.
  • Engineers' Forum, February 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018-02)
    Published since 1981, Engineers' Forum is Virginia Tech's interdisciplinary student-staffed engineering magazine. It covers the latest updates and articles regarding the achievements and initiatives of the Virginia Tech ...
  • Interactive Website for Values Diagnostic Reporting and Analysis 

    Brizuela, Xavier; Stewart, Caroline; Mistry, Harsh; Eltepu, Sunny (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-11)
    The goal of this project is to help sustainability professionals and students learn about their values and biases that impact their work as facilitators. This project focuses on an interactive website which contains a ...
  • Cloud Digital Repository Automation 

    Brockman, Matthew; Hill, Chris (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-02)
    The Cloud Digital Repository Automation project uses AWS services to create a Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment pipeline for the Fedora4 digital repository system. We have documented our process, services, ...
  • Tracking VT Student Production Experience 

    Weiler, Keegan; Sedita, Austin; Sullivan, Zachary (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-03)
    Our client, The Virginia Tech Theatre Department is required by their accrediting body (National Association of Schools of Theatre), to maintain records of their students’ experience in various productions. They asked us ...
  • Cloud Digital Repo Optimization 

    Fowler, Tom A; Howe, Christian J (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-02)
    The goal of the project is to scale down the CloudFormation templates for deploying the Hyku digital repository application. We have attempted to reduce the cost of running the Hyku application with a base level of ...
  • Tweet URL Analysis 

    Li, Liyan; Lyu, Kehan; Sun, Guoxin (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-02)
    The goal of the GETAR project is to devise interactive, integrated, digital library/archive systems coupled with linked and expert-curated web-page/tweet collections. In this class team project, the URL analysis system we ...
  • Opinion Mining Summarization 

    Cortes Groman, Ernesto; Dunn, Kipp; Gregorczyk, Sar; Schmidt, Alex (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-10)
    Opinion Mining Summarization is a Multimedia, Hypertext, and Information Access capstone project proposed by Xuan Zhang to Dr. Edward Fox. The purpose of the project is to generate a suite of tools that can generate useful ...
  • Visual Displays of School Shooting Data 

    Woodson, Tianna; Simmons, Gabriel; Park, Peter; Doan, Tomy; Keys, Evan (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-02)
    In order to understand and track emerging trends in school violence, there is no better resource than our current population. Sixty-eight million Americans have a Twitter account and with the help of the GETAR (Global ...
  • Tweet URL Extraction Crawling 

    Bridges, Chris; Chun, David; Tat, Carter (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-02)
    In the report and supplemental code, we document our work on the Tweet URL extraction project for CS4624 (Multimedia/Hypertext/Information Access) during the spring 2018 semester at Virginia Tech. The purpose of this project ...
  • Blog and Forum Collection for Trail Study 

    Eason, Andrew D.; Cianfarini, Kevin M.; Hansen, Marshall C.; Davies, Shane J. (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-07)
    This project is focused on the culture and trends of the Triple Crown Trails (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail). The goal of this project is to create a large collection of forum and ...

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