Faculty Spotlight: Valdez Makes Travel Easier for People With Disabilities
Rupa Valdez, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, conducts research that involves thinking about and designing useful systems to help people living with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
Promoting the Public Good
Renée Cummings and Jonathan Goodall to Lead University of Virginia in Public Interest Technology University Network Initiatives
Civil engineering professor Jonathan L. Goodall is helping lead UVA's efforts to promote the use of data and technology to deliver better outcomes to the public.
Small Steps Have Outsized Impact
National Science Foundation Grant Advances Academic Excellence through Diversity
The Advanced Materials Synthesis Research Experience for Undergraduates site will immerse rising sophomores through seniors in authentic materials research projects.
Smarter Engineering Could Help Recovery from Major Disasters
Engineering Systems and Environment associate professor Osman Ozbulut argues investing in advanced building technologies is a good buy for state and federal governments.
UVA Tapped to Create Graduate Course that Advances Public Interest Technology
Cyber Innovation and Society Institute Receives Inaugural “Network Challenge” Grant
A multidisciplinary team of UVA computer science, law and public policy faculty will lead the course to examine the implications of new technologies.
Technology Historian Argues Innovation Needs a Champion to Change Society
Engineering and Society Chair W. Bernard Carlson writes that partnerships move inventors’ ideas from research and development to transformational innovation.
Margot Lee Shetterly Joins UVA as Visiting Scholar
Appointment will inspire students to explore the intersections of history, technology, race, gender, work identity and social mobility.
The joint appointment to the Commerce and Engineering schools aims to forge new knowledge about the historical contributions of African Americans.
Taking Lessons From RMS Titanic and her Twin, Olympic
Historian’s latest Forbes column argues that the long, proud run of RMS Olympic shows a different side of her ill-fated twin, Titanic.
CE Ph.D. Candidate Named Innovation Grant Recipient
Courtney Hill is investigating water treatment technologies to prevent child-stunting caused by diarrheal diseases in South Africa.
UVA Professor Puts Prospect of Auto Industry Retooling in Historical Context
UVA engineering and society historian Peter Norton describes for the Washington Post’s Power Up column how the auto industry retooled for WWII.