2018 Virtues Summit

Bringing curriculum and industry together

March 1-2, 2018
James Madison University

Into the Darkness: UVA Robot Maps Historic Tunnel | UVA Today

Nicola Bezzo is using robots to map the past. Bezzo, a University of Virginia assistant professor in the departments of Systems and Information Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and two of his graduate students, Esen Yel and Tony Lin, have had a...

When disaster strikes, drones can go where reporters can’t | Poynter

As Hurricane Irma churned inland over the Florida peninsula in early September, photojournalist Brian Emfinger readied his drone. After the eye passed over Naples, calming the 100-mph-plus winds and torrential rains, he lifted off. “Five minutes later, I’m flying over...

Students, robots as busy and efficient as bees at Virginia Western event | The Roanoke TImes

The challenges of coaxing a small, quirky robot along a ping-pong-table-sized course were readily apparent at Saturday’s Worker Bots contest. Held at Virginia Western Community College, Worker Bots was the 11th annual autonomous robot competition put on by the School...

U.S. startup Zipline has teamed up with the Rwandan government to deliver blood supplies by drone | Time

For several days Delphine Twese Hamwe’s 2-year old daughter, Ghislane Ihimbazwe, had been screeching in pain as fever wracked her tiny body. A nurse at the local clinic in central Rwanda told her that an acute form of malaria was attacking her daughter’s red blood...

City schools get robotics grant | The Coalfield Progress

The Norton school system has been awarded a $5,000 STEM Competition Team Grant from the Virginia Department of Education. John I. Burton High School science teacher Diane Kinser said city schools will implement the Virginia STEM Competition Team initiative beginning...

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