Samantha Salvia

Samantha Salvia became the first Rhodes Scholar at Old Dominion University (ODU) in 1995. History When Samantha Salvia arrived at ODU in 1992, she was an all-star standout in field hockey and lacrosse. During her field hockey career at ODU, Salvia earned CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year and first team All-CAA honors, was a… read more »

Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology

The Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology is one of the colleges at Old Dominion University (ODU). The dean’s office of the college is located in the Engineering Systems Building (ESB) while most of the classes take place in Kaufman Hall. The college consists of the Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering,… read more »

Engineering Systems Building (ESB)

The Engineering Systems Building (ESB) is one of the four buildings dedicated to the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is located between the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library and Kaufman Hall. History ODU held a groundbreaking ceremony for the ESB in… read more »


Built between 2001 and 2003, the innovative MAGLEV (magnetic levitation) transportation system at Old Dominion University (ODU) was designed as a proposed solution to growing transportation issues in the United States. The system, made up of a train-like vehicle suspended on a cushion of air above an elevated track through an electromagnetic field, stretches from Powhatan Avenue to University… read more »