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Virginia is a National Leader in Computer Science Education

It’s been a defining year for Virginia as a national leader in computer science education. At a ceremony in June at Richmond’s Franklin Military Academy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe - with the help of a robot - signed the nation’s first law mandating computer science education as a core academic requirement for all Virginia students beginning in kindergarten and continuing right through graduation.

Virginia Tech Lab Tracks and Predicts Spread of Infectious Diseases Through Populations

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:00am -- WCVE

For the first time ever, the CDC has issued a warning for people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear of catching an infectious disease. For Science Matters, 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne reports.

It is a small community just outside Miami, where the ZIKA virus is being spread by local mosquitoes and Virginia Tech epidemiologist Dr. Bryan Lewis saw it coming.

Technology Helps Blind Individuals Prepare to Work

Technology allows people who are blind to do just about anything they want, according to Peggy Fields, Ph.D., Program Director for Rehabilitation Technology Services with the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI).

“I would have trouble imagining many jobs that a blind person, given the right technology and training, couldn’t do,” she said. What about driving a truck, she was asked? “Well, they’'re already testing self-driving cars.”

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