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Popular Science magazine has named Nicole Abaid, an assistant professor with the Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, as one of its 2014 Brilliant 10. (Read more about Popular Science names College of Engineering's Nicole Abaid as one of 2014’s Brilliant 10)
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics provides a strong foundation and a sturdy framework for the discovery, development, transfer, and implementation of new knowledge in the areas of mechanics of materials and material systems, fluid mechanics, dynamics and vibration, biomechanics, and computational methods. The department is fully committed to providing an environment for strong undergraduate and graduate education that emphasizes fundamental understanding rather than specialization, high-quality teaching, innovation, frontier-level research, and service to the professional mechanics community.