Destination Areas, along with related, smaller-scale Strategic Growth Areas, provide faculty and students with new tools to identify and solve complex, 21st-century problems in which Virginia Tech already has significant strengths and can take a global leadership role. The initiative represents the next step in the evolution of the land-grant university to meet economic and societal needs of the world. [http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html]

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  • Efficient Direct-Drive Small-Scale Low-Speed Wind Turbine 

    Kishore, Ravi Anant; Marin, Anthony; Priya, Shashank (De Gruyter, 2014)
    There is growing need for the green, reliable, and cost-effective power solution for the expanding wireless microelectronic devices. In many scenarios, these needs can be met through a small-scale wind energy portable ...
  • Floor Tile Energy Harvester for Self-Powered Wireless Occupancy Sensing 

    Sharpes, Nathan; Vučković, Dušan; Priya, Shashank (De Gruyter, 2016)
    We investigate a concept that can reduce the overall power requirement of a smart building through improvements in the real-time control of HVAC and indoor lighting based on the building occupancy. The increased number of ...
  • illumiNation 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    The Shape of Our Future I am pleased to share the 2016–2017 issue of our college’s new magazine, Illumination. The format is designed to capture the vitality, creativity, and commitment that define our faculty, students, ...
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, February 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-02)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, April 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-04)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, January 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-01)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, August 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-08)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
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    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-03)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, November 2013 

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    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • The CEHMS Chronicle, April 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014-04)
    This is the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.
  • Economic and Social Impact of Influenza Mitigation Strategies by Demographic Class 

    Barrett, Chris; Bisset, Keith; Leidig, Jonathan; Marathe, Achla; Marathe, Madhav (Elsevier, 2011-03-01)
    Background—We aim to determine the economic and social impact of typical interventions proposed by the public health officials and preventive behavioral changes adopted by the private citizens in the event of a “flu-like” ...
  • Comparing Effectiveness of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Strategies in Containing Influenza 

    Marathe, Achla; Lewis, Bryan; Barrett, Christopher; Chen, Jiangzhuo; Marathe, Madhav; Eubank, Stephen; Ma, Yifei (PLOS, 2011-09-22)
    This research compares the performance of bottom-up, self-motivated behavioral interventions with top-down interventions targeted at controlling an ‘‘Influenza-like-illness’’. Both types of interventions use a variant of ...
  • Farm Decision Making and Gender: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Ecuador 

    Alwang, Jeffrey; Larochelle, Catherine; Barrera, Victor (Elsevier, 2017)
    Substantial resources have been devoted to mitigating the asset gender gap in developing country agriculture. Efforts have been taken to understand the role of women in decision making and in farm operations. Recommendations ...
  • Design and testing of a pneumatically propelled underwater glider for shallow water 

    Wolek, Artur; Gode, Tejaswi; Woolsey, Craig A.; Quenzer, Jake; Morgansen, Kristi A. (Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems, 2015-10-28)
    This report details the design and testing of a pneumatically propelled underwater glider. The vehicle was designed as a platform for motion control experimentation, and to explore the use of novel actuator designs to ...
  • Exploration of under-ice regions with ocean profiling agents (EUROPA) 

    Allen, David W.; Jones, Matthew; McCue-Weil, Leigh S.; Woolsey, Craig A.; Moore, William B. (Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems, 2013-09-14)
    Europa is an incredibly enticing target for exploration – the nearest reaches of what may be a vast new "habitable zone" of interior oceans warmed and stirred by tidal forces. Decades of NASA and National Academy studies ...
  • Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 

    Morton, Sally C.; et al (AMA, 2017-04-11)
    IMPORTANCE Acute low back pain is common and spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a treatment option. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses have reported different conclusions about the effectiveness of SMT. ...
  • Economic Evaluation of Quality Improvement Interventions Designed to Prevent Hospital Readmission A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 

    Morton, Sally; et al (AMA, 2017-05-30)
    IMPORTANCE Quality improvement (QI) interventions can reduce hospital readmission, but little is known about their economic value. OBJECTIVE To systematically review economic evaluations of QI interventions designed to ...
  • Environmental health disparities in the Central Appalachian region of the United States 

    Krometis, Leigh-Anne; Gohlke, Julia; Kolivras, Korine; Satterwhite, Emily; Marmagas, Susan West; Marr, Linsey C. (De Gruyter, 2017-09-26)
    Health disparities that cannot be fully explained by socio-behavioral factors persist in the Central Appalachian region of the United States. A review of available studies of environmental impacts on Appalachian health and ...
  • The evolution of self-control 

    Sewall, Kendra; et al (NAS, 2014-04-21)
    Cognition presents evolutionary research with one of its greatest challenges. Cognitive evolution has been explained at the proximate level by shifts in absolute and relative brain volume and at the ultimate level by ...
  • Measuring the Insecurity of Mobile Deep Links of Android 

    Lui, Fang; Wang, Chun; Pico, Andres; Yao, Danfeng; Wang, Gang (USENIX, 2017-08)
    Mobile deep links are URIs that point to specific locations within apps, which are instrumental to web-to-app communications. Existing “scheme URLs” are known to have hijacking vulnerabilities where one app can freely ...

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