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CCALS: Advanced Logistics Center of Excellence under the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority.

DMME Promotes Offshore Wind in Video

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME), in collaboration with Old Dominion University (ODU), has produced a video touting Virginia as a location for new offshore wind business.

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VSU Team Begins Work on “Logistics Convoy” Concept

VSU Team Begins Work on “Logistics Convoy” Concept

For the 8 years now Virginia State University (VSU) students have been exploring drones and how they can be used with artificial intelligence and machine learning. “We have worked with over 10 types of drones,” said Dr. Ju Wang, Associate Professor of Engineering and Science at VSU, “in applications across different fields.

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VSU Team Takes Fourth Place in AI Tracks at Sea Naval Challenge

VSU Team Takes Fourth Place in AI Tracks at Sea Naval Challenge

A Virginia State University (VSU) student team took fourth place in the Artificial Intelligence Tracks at Sea Challenge competition held in fall of 2020. The competition was held by the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific and the Naval Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Coordination Office, managed by the Office of Naval Research.

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CCALS 2020 in Review: Rising to the Challenge

CCALS 2020 in Review: Rising to the Challenge

To call 2020 challenging is an understatement, but it was also an inspiring year as we watched people rise to meet those challenges. The logistics sector was no exception, as resourceful thinkers pushed through roadblocks, pivoted to find opportunities, and solved new...

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Plotting the future of clean energy in Virginia

Plotting the future of clean energy in Virginia

This is the first in a series exploring energy markets in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This article summarizes where Virginia’s energy resources are headed and lays out three challenges in moving toward renewable energy.­Virginia is positioned to invest in renewable...

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Engineering Systems and Environment Professor Elected a Fellow of AAAS

Engineering Systems and Environment Professor Elected a Fellow of AAAS

We at CCALS are happy to see Jim Lambert elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – it is well-deserved recognition for his outstanding contributions. Jim has been a CCALS partner, serving on our Technical Advisory Committee since the beginning.

James H. Lambert, professor in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for distinguished contributions to the field of risk analysis, particularly using systems engineering tools to address critical infrastructure risk and resilience,” which refers to the ability of systems to continue functioning despite crises and disruptions.

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Phlow, VCU Engineering, and Partners Reimagine Prescription Drug Manufacturing in the US

Phlow, VCU Engineering, and Partners Reimagine Prescription Drug Manufacturing in the US

The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted urgent problems with pharmaceutical sourcing and manufacture. With drugs and medical supplies in short supply during spikes, logistics and supply chain have become familiar terms. … It’s not surprising, then, that the Richmond Technology Council awarded the Outstanding Collaboration in Tech Award to Phlow USA & VCU Engineering’s Medicines for All (M4ALL) Institute last month.

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