The subgroup that Engineering Education is collaborating with works on the impact of serious games has on the teaching of wireless communication and the development and assessment of tutorials aimed to assist in the teaching and learning of spectrum sharing cognitive radios as well as hosing a Spectrum Sharing Competition each year.  The work is facilitated by the CORNET radio network that is installed in Kelly Hall.

Mission Statement:  Produce students who continue to make advances in wireless networks and technologies as members of government,
Do pioneering research that impacts next generations wireless networks and technologies.
Serve the wireless industry and government through rapid response research, consulting, symposia and short courses.
Bring together interested outside parties and group members who have synergistic technical needs and expertise.

Engineering Education Partner:

Richard M. Goff is a former aircraft structural test engineer for the Navy, Peace Corps Volunteer, motorcycle racer, engineering consultant, and computer systems entrepreneur; he holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. Dr. Goff was the founding director of the Frith Freshman Engineering Design Laboratory, longtime Assistant Department Head in Engineering Education, faculty advisor for the Baja SAE team for nine years, and former director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for e-Design. He has served on several university task forces and has authored or co-authored over 90 peer reviewed scholarly works as well as participating in numerous invited panels and talks.

Richard has been teaching and engaging in research in multidisciplinary engineering design education for over twenty years. Dr. Goff, a member of the Academy of Teaching Excellence, is the recipient of several teaching awards including the W.E. Wine Award, Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, and the Sporn Award for Teaching of Engineering Subjects, as well as outreach awards, and best paper awards. His passion is creating engaging learning environments by bringing useful research results and industry practices into the classroom as well as using design research results to inform engineering practice.

  • Hands-on Learning for Novel Solutions to Radio Spectrum Problems (HLSP), Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense.
  • Support for 2016-17 Spectrum-Sharing Radio Challenge (Spectrum-ShaRC), Mitre Corporation, Department of Defense
  • Motorola Solutions Foundation - Innovation Generation Local Impact Grants
  • IUSE: Gamification of Wireless Communication Testbeds for Authentic STEM Learning, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation
  • Marojevic, V., Goff, R., Dietrich, C., Buehrer, M., Polys, N., Heard, C., Yang, T., “Wireless  Communication Testbed and Tools for Authentic STEM Learning”, Presented and published in the proceedings of the ASEE Annual Convention and Exposition, Seattle, WA, June, 2015
  • Dietrich, C, Goff, R., Garcia-Sheridan, J., Marojevic, V.,,Workshop on Tutorials to explore Wireless Communication using CORNET and CORNET 3-D Wireless Testbeds, ASEE Annual Convention and Exposition, New Orleans, June, 2016.
  • Garcia-Sheridan, J. Goff, R., Marojevic, V., Dietrich, C., Buehrer, M., Polys, N., A Pretest-Posttest Quasi-Experimental Study for a Game Intervention in an Undergraduate Wireless Communications Course, Presented and published in the proceedings of the ASEE Annual Convention and Exposition, Columbus, OH, June, 2017.
  • Dietrich, C., Garcia-Sheridan, J. Goff, R., Marojevic, V., Instructional Strategies and Design of Immersive Wireless Communication Tutorial Exercises, Presented and published in the proceedings of the ASEE Annual Convention and Exposition, Columbus, OH, June, 2017.

Richard Goff, Associate Professor




Virginia Tech faculty awarded $2.5 million from NSF to advance future wireless technologies

The White House recently announced its Advanced Wireless Research Initiative to be led by National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue innovative spectrum policy and research efforts that will accelerate the deployment of a new generation of wireless networks that are up to 100 times faster than today.

2017 Symposium

Wireless @ Virginia Tech will be hosting the 27th Annual Wireless Symposium & Summer School at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center located on the second floor of the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA.