Virginia Tech has literally hundreds of partnerships and collaborations with other institutions of higher education, government agencies at the national, state and local levels, as well as industry and non-governmental organizations. Below are just a few examples of how Virginia Tech is extending its reach and resources to serve individuals and communities locally and around the globe.

VIRGINIA TECH CARILION SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Virginia Tech Carilion

Virginia Tech Carilion joins the basic science, life science, bioinformatics, and engineering strengths of Virginia Tech with the medical practice and clinical expertise at Carilion Clinic, providing research-based education for medical students and translational research opportunities for both partners. VTC is located in Roanoke, Va., adjacent to Carilion Clinic, in a new biomedical health sciences campus. 

VIRGINIA TECH-WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING & SCIENCES

Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University

The Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences combines the resources of two major universities to create an ideal and exciting venue. Biomedical Engineering integrates engineering, life sciences, and medicine with the result that engineering principles can be applied to human medicine.

SBES is a fully joint venture between Wake Forest University and Virginia Tech, which initially integrates the capabilities of the Virginia Tech (VT) College of Engineering, the Wake Forest University (WFU) School of Medicine, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM).

MID-ATLANTIC RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ALLIANCE, INC. (MARIA)

Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance

Virginia Tech is the managing member of MARIA facilitating collaboration and access to shared cyberinfrastructure and expertise for the regional research and education community.  Under contract to MARIA, Virginia Tech operates the Mid-Atlantic Research and Education Exchange (MREX) facilities in Ashburn VA and Atlanta GA which provide internet exchange and on-ramps to national and international research networks.  MARIA has recently created a Research Computing Technical Committee combining expertise to enable research competitiveness throughout Virginia and the region.  MARIA member/investors include the College of William and Mary, George Mason University, James Madison University,  Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech.

GO VIRGINIA

GO Virginia

GO Virginia is working to restore Virginia’s position of economic leadership by growing and diversifying the state’s economy. Its focus is the creation of state financial incentives, technical support, and other assistance that will encourage collaboration on private-sector growth and job creation by business, education, and government in each region. Learn more at the GO Virginia website.

COMMONWEALTH CENTER FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING (CCAM)

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is an applied research center that bridges the gap between fundamental research typically performed at universities and product development routinely performed by companies. CCAM accelerates the transition of research innovation from the laboratory to commercial use. University members include Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Tech.

For more information, please visit the CCAM website.

MID-ATLANTIC AVIATION PARTNERSHIP (MAAP)

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 required the FAA to establish a program to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) at 6 Test Sites.
Virginia Tech is awarded to lead one of the six Test Sites, and the team includes Maryland and New Jersey.

For more information, please visit the MAAP website.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE (NIA)

The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to conduct leading-edge aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Member universities include Georgia Tech, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, University of Maryland, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.  Affiliate members include William and Mary and Old Dominion University.

OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES (ORAU)

As a consortium of major Ph.D.–granting academic institutions, ORAU cultivates collaborative partnerships that enhance the scientific research and education enterprise of our nation. From its 115-member university consortium to its strategic partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), ORAU brings together university faculty and students to collaborate on major scientific initiatives that help keep America on the leading edge of science and technology. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, ORAU also manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Virginia Tech’s ORAU Councilor is Dr. Terry Herdman, Associate Vice President for Research Computing and Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics, who can be reached at herd88@vt.edu.

For more information, please visit the ORAU website: https://www.orau.org/

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, INC. (URA)

URA enables universities to cooperate in fostering knowledge in the natural sciences and in the planning, construction, and operation of large research facilities. The corporation acts under the authority of its governing body, the Council of Presidents of its 89 member universities. A Board of Trustees appoints governing boards for each major research activity. The Washington headquarters office of URA coordinates the activities of the Council and boards. It is responsible for oversight and governance of URA’s enterprises and for corporate relations with the Federal government, industry, academe, and the general public.

For more information, please visit the URA website: http://www.ura-hq.org/