Virginia Tech Featured On Science Coalition's website

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 2, 2004 – Research at Virginia Tech will be featured April 12 through April 18 on the Science Coalition website,, a comprehensive resource for information on federally funded science research.

Each week, the Coalition highlights scientific advances and on-going research at member universities. As a premiere research institution, Virginia Tech has been noted for scientific achievement and education in such areas as biotechnology, business, environment, education, the humanities, information technology, and materials. The Science Coalition website featuring Virginia Tech will present research by faculty members and students to clone a "mad cow" -- resistant cattle strain, control pain, and map critical infrastructure to prepare for disasters.

In addition to "A Peak into the Labs" at universities, visitors to the Science Coalition website can find the latest legislative news or read a multitude of science and technology documents in the website's library. The direct link to the Virginia Tech page after its week on the Science Coalition site is

The Science Coalition comprises major public and private research universities nationwide, together with more than 350 businesses, voluntary health organizations, medical groups, healthcare providers, and scientific societies, dedicated to sustaining the federal government's historic commitment to federally funded university science research.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.