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Video: 2015 halftime spot (We Are The Future)

    Halftime spot

It’s about more than just a thousand steps. It’s about going all-in. Learn more about the scenes featured in this year's Virginia Tech football halftime spot.

Video: New research aviary to enhance the study of birds


Virginia Tech is celebrating the opening of its new Research Aviary, one of few such university facilities in the region.

Video: Heather's Story - The College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech

    Three people stand in a stream

Heather's quest for a home within Virginia Tech led her to the College of Natural Resources and Environment, ranked No. 1 by USA Today College. With everything from microbes to elephants, it might be the perfect fit for you.

Video: This vest can save lives

    Video screen grab of two people demonstrating a safety vest.

Virginia Tech engineers are working on a vest that can warn roadside construction workers and emergency personnel of potential collisions with vehicles.

Video: Foal named 'Miss Virginia Tech' in thanks for veterinary school's work

    A mare and its foal.

When Tony Benvenuto and Janet Lewis sought treatment for their miniature mare's dislocated hip joint, the staff at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital were up to the challenge.

Video: Drones deliver medical supplies in groundbreaking research flights

    Aerial view from a drone.

Virginia Tech joined industry and government partners to use unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, in groundbreaking research to deliver medical supplies to a health clinic in Wise, Virginia.

Video: Virginia Tech scientist shows bacteria could control robots

    Scientists working with a microscope in a lab.

Virginia Tech scientist Warren Ruder has shown that bacteria can control inanimate devices like robots, which could have implications in ecology, biology and robotics.

Video: Meet ESCHER, the robot that rescues

    Robot ESCHER

Meet ESCHER, one of two Virginia Tech-affiliated robots competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

Video: Student-run rescue squad helps keep campus safe

    Virginia Tech Rescue Squad

The student volunteers of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad handle around 1,200 calls per year in addition to their academic work. The squad helps keep the university community safe 24/7, year-round.

Video: Turning loss into hope at Relay For Life

    A woman laughs as people walk past her on a field.

Having lost her father to cancer, Emily McCloud has a deep connection with Relay For Life at Virginia Tech. She first got involved as a freshman, and her responsibilities in the organization have grown each year. Now, as a senior, she is the director for 2015. After months of hard work, she gets to share the night with family and friends, honoring both her father and all those who have fought against cancer.

Multimedia: Through a wrestler's eyes

    A wrestler celebrates on stage.

On the mat, Virginia Tech wrestler Joey Dance is a fierce blur of speed and force: focused, methodical, dominant. 

Video: Five days of eating fatty foods can alter body, researchers find

    Matthew Hulver

After just five days of eating a high-fat diet, the way in which the body’s muscle processes nutrients changes, which could lead to long-term problems such as weight gain, obesity, and other health issues, a new study by Virginia Tech researchers has found.

Video: Classics major jams along in Floyd

    Musicians play a banjo, cello, and violin.

Fiddles and banjos dominate the old-time music scene, but Virginia Tech senior Chloé Benner, a classically trained cellist, adapted her style and her instrument to traditional Appalachian music. A mainstay player at the Friday night jams in Floyd, Virginia, Benner said she is a fan of the ballads because of their story-telling capacity.

Video: Researchers debut much-anticipated hockey helmet ratings

    Hockey helmet testing in a lab.
Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics have released first-of-their kind helmet ratings for hockey, a sport closely followed throughout much of the world. The rankings were three years in the making and follow Virginia Tech’s ratings of football helmets.


Video: Hokies senior uses basketball skills to mentor children

    Hokie basketball player Christian Beyer shows children some basketball skills.

Virginia Tech basketball player Christian Beyer makes a contribution on both the Hokie hardwood and another court just down the road. Volunteering with fifth-graders at Price's Fork Elementary School, he gets the opportunity to share his love of the game and be a role model. 

Video: Happy Valentine's Day! What do you love about Virginia Tech?

    Two students hold marker boards with text.

From the food to football, the campus to our advisors -- there's a lot to love about ‪Virginia Tech‬. Just in time for Valentine's Day, we asked students on campus what they love. There's even a special guest appearance.

Video: Family gives back on campus in memory of son

    A student reviews her EKG screening.

After their son died in 2009 from sudden cardiac arrest, the parents of Virginia Tech student Ryan Lopynski wanted to give back. The organization they started -- The Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation -- partnered with Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic on Saturday, January 24 to give free electrocardiogram (EKG) screenings to 300 students.

Video: Advice for President Sands

    Member of the Corps of Cadets

Hear advice from students to President Sands for his time at Virginia Tech.

Video: Words of wisdom for new Hokies

    Father hugs daughter on move-in day.

Parents share some final words of wisdom with their students during fall 2014 move-in.

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