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NSF funds Virginia Tech program to train researchers at intersection of engineering, biology
Date:8/2/2010

The Virginia Tech Colleges of Engineering, Science, and Agriculture and Life Sciences have been awarded a $3 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a Ph.D. training program aimed at preparing future researchers to solve emerging challenges at the intersection of the engineering and biological sciences.

The MultiSTEPS (Multi-Scale Transport in Environmental and Physiological Systems) project, led by Mark Stremler from the department of engineering science and mechanics (ESM), is being funded by NSF's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. MultiSTEPS is the fifth interdisciplinary program at Virginia Tech to be supported by IGERT, NSF's flagship training grant. http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/igert/intro.jsp

MultiSTEPS brings together an interdisciplinary cadre of experts to educate graduate students on issues of biological transport, such as fluid motion ranging from blood flow to ocean currents, that affect the development and health of organisms, the viability of ecosystems, and growth of the global economy.

Building upon the resources of Virginia Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), the MultiSTEPS program will recruit a diverse population of future innovators and equip them with a unique set of multidisciplinary intellectual tools and research methods. The diversity of the students participating in an IGERT education contributes to their ability to solve large and complex research problems.

"Understanding, predicting, and controlling transport processes such as fluid motion are key to solving important biological and environmental problems in targeted drug delivery for the human body, preventing cancer cell metastasis, and controlling the spread of pollution and disease. As an example, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico clearly highlights the important connec
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Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert  

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