Research in the NCR
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is among the top research universities in the nation. National Capital Region Operations provides a window through which the vast array of scientific and technical expertise on the Blacksburg campus is more accessible to interested parties in the Washington DC area.
Research centers and faculty in Virginia Tech's National Capital Region offer private industry, local and federal agencies and other institutions of higher education in the region opportunities to expand scientific collaborations, to apply technical and scientific knowledge to important issues in the region, and to expand business opportunities.
In the past year these research efforts have contributed more than $12 million to the region.
Virginia Tech’s research expertise in the National Capital Region spans a wide and diverse range of subject areas. Virginia Tech has sponsored or cosponsored a number of workshops and conferences in the National Capital Region that highlight some of those research areas.
Research centers in the region include:
- Advanced Research Institute
- Arlington Innovation Center: Health Research
- Center for Energy and Global Environment
- Center for Geospatial Information Technology
- Computational Bioinformatics and Bio-imaging Laboratory
- Hume Center
- Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
- Institute for Policy and Governance
- Global Issues Initiative, ISCE
- Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech
- Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center
- Naval Postgraduate School
- Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab
- Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory
- Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
- Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research
- Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
- Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation
- Virginia Tech Transportation Institute