May 5, 2023
Congratulations to Morgan Atkinson for receiving the Research Excellence Award at the Spring 2023 Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia and the Stefan Duma Award for Research in Biomedical Engineering. Morgan was also awarded the College of Science Deans' Roundtable Scholarship. Way to go!!!
May 1, 2023
Congratulations to Aileen Caridad Suarez for placing 2nd place for best poster presentation at the 22nd Annual SBES Graduate Student Research Symposium.
April 16, 2023
Congratulations to Alyssa Huntington for receiving the 2023 Athanasiou Student Paper Award for her paper entitled "Smooth Muscle Organization and Nerves in the Rat Vagina: A First Look Using Tissue Clearing and Immunolabeling" published in the ABME Journal.
December 15, 2022
Congratulations to William Snyder for receiving the Manuel Stein Scholarship and the Liviu Librescu Memorial Fellowship. The Manuel Stein Scholarship is awarded to "an outstanding graduate student who has the potential for scholarly achievement in teaching and research and has demonstrated dedication to the welfare and well-being of others." The Librescu Memorial Fellowship award is given to "graduate students with outstanding academic records and who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and commitment to professional or community service." Well done!
May 6, 2021
Congratulations to Alyssa Huntington for being selected as the 2021 Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence Award winner. Alyssa was awarded first place in the Ph.D. Poster Presentation competition for her submission titled Strains Induced by Smooth Muscle Contraction in the Rat Vagina.
March 29, 2021
Congratulations to Chris Jackson for receiving the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award. This fellowship is awarded to Chris in recognition of his academic excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) achievements.
March 9, 2021
Congratulations to Erica Pack, a BIOTRANS graduate student, for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation. Erica was co-advised by Dr. De Vita and Dr. Schmale from the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences.
June 19, 2020
Congratulations to Alyssa Huntington for placing 3rd at the PhD students' paper competition of the 2020 Summer Biomechanics, and Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference. Well done!!!
January 8, 2020
Dr. Raffaella De Vita joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Elasticity: The Physical and Mathematical Science of Solids.
October 28, 2019
Dr. Raffaella De Vita has been elected Fellow of the ASME.
May 7, 2019
Garret Burks and Jeffrey McGuire won the Torgersen Graduate Research Awards for best poster presentations. Garret won the first place and Jeffrey the second place. Well done!
April 26, 2019
Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a seminar about her research in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University, VA.
April 16, 2019
Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a seminar about her research in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, NY.
April 10, 2019
Congratulations to Jeffrey McGuire for receiving a travel award to attend the 2019 European Society of Biomechanics Congress in Vienna, Austria, on July 7-10.
April 5, 2019
Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a seminar about her research in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, NC.
April 5, 2019
Duncan Stebelton received the SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the DoD. Congrats!!!
October 23, 2018
Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a seminar about her research in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL.
August 31, 2018
Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a plenary talk about her research at the British Society of Strain Measurement, Southampton, United Kingdom.
July 18, 2018