President Timothy Sands has appointed a broad-based steering committee of faculty to guide the effort to rethink the university of tomorrow.
Virginia Tech is welcoming approximately 8,800 new Hokies this year — which includes 1,500 graduate students, more than 6,300 freshmen and 1,000 transfer students.
The students, enrolled in programs in the School of Public and International Affairs in the National Capital Region, are conducting research in commuter transportation.
NithyaPriya Ramalingam, a doctoral student in Virginia Tech's translational biology, medicine, and health program, will work on an initiative related to the State Innovation Models grant.
The National Science Foundation awarded $1.28 million to Virginia Tech engineering education faculty members Stephanie Adams and Holly Matusovich to offer a Dissertation Institute to evaluate issues that could lead to shortening a student's time to earn a doctoral degree.
Sponsored by the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the one-day symposium will bring together experts from multidisciplinary fields to explore the benefits and challenges of human-animal interactions, services, and therapies.
The program, organized by Pamplin students and sponsored by NetApp, is limited to 30 students. It will accept applications during the first two weeks of classes.
Engineering students at Virginia Tech participate in a multitude of senior design projects, including international endeavors.
The many personal and collaborative achievements listed illustrate commitment to scholarship, outreach, and research among members of the university community, placing Virginia Tech among the top research universities in the world.
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Jean Peccoud, a professor with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, is an authority in synthetic biology, a cutting-edge field at the intersection of biology and engineering.
Cayce Myers, assistant professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, fosters an environment in which students engage and critically analyze their knowledge.