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Virginia Tech Research Center—Arlington Opens in National Capital Region with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, June 24, academic and political leaders participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Virginia Tech Research Center—Arlington, which extends Virginia Tech's footprint in the National Capital Region. In close proximity to government agencies and other public and private-sector organizations, the location offers great opportunity for partnerships with corporate research entities.

(L-R) Virginia Tech President and NVTC Board Member Charles W. Steger; Congressman Jim Moran; Jim Bohland, vice president and executive director, Virginia Tech National Capital Region Operations; and Chris Zimmerman, chair, Arlington County Board, at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
(L-R) Virginia Tech President and NVTC Board Member Charles W. Steger; Congressman Jim Moran; Jim Bohland, vice president and executive director, Virginia Tech National Capital Region Operations; and Chris Zimmerman, chair, Arlington County Board, at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

During the event, Virginia Tech President and NVTC Board Member Charles W. Steger shared that Virginia Tech has long had a teaching and research presence in northern Virginia, but this new facility will allow the university to take that next important step in research by affording the opportunity to house many of its researchers in northern Virginia under one roof. Congressman Jim Moran and Chris Zimmerman, chair of the Arlington County Board, also spoke at the opening event. Jim Bohland, vice president and executive director of Virginia Tech National Capital Region Operations, served as master of ceremonies.