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A graduate student works in the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab.

Virginia Tech graduate student working in the university's helmet testing lab.

Safer sports

No parent should have to wonder if a child’s helmet is safe. And no child should be afraid to play. With the safety of some of our most popular sports in question, we stepped forward to help provide answers. Virginia Tech researchers created the comprehensive rating system for the equipment we rely on to prevent concussions. Our discoveries solve problems and improve lives. Your gifts make it possible. Institute at VTC, and throughout Virginia Tech.