A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1992, Hochella made significant contributions to local, regional, and global environmental science through his work in geochemistry and mineralogy focusing on nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Watson is a skilled scholar in what is deemed contemporary “French theory,” which is made up of transdisciplinary theoretical analysis that combines language, culture, politics, psychoanalysis, ethnography, information technology, political ecology, and globalization.
Faulkner joined Dining Services in 1998 as a manager of the Shultz and Dietrick dining centers and manager of the Southgate Food Center, but his commitment to students and his exceptional performance quickly allowed him to climb up the ladder to his current position as director.
Sponsored by the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, the Diggs Teaching Scholars Award was established in 1992 and is presented annually to up to three Virginia Tech faculty members to recognize exceptional contributions to the teaching program and learning environment.
Bugh was an integral and fundamental piece in the development of Virginia Tech’s Center for European Studies and Architecture, now called the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.
After arriving at Virginia Tech in 2002 as the only faculty member teaching Russian, Milman-Miller immediately crafted a study abroad program in Moscow to augment students’ understanding of the Russian language and culture.
Thomason’s Extension education and research in Virginia’s corn and small grains industries focuses on the integration of corn, wheat, and barley into practical, economical, and sustainable cropping systems for the eastern U.S.
With more than 35 years of experience in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and aero-acoustics of gas turbine engines and aero propulsion, Ng and his research team have pioneered applications of active flow and noise control in turbine engines.
Grayson serves as coordinator of the George Washington Carver Graduate Assistantship Program, which encourages students from historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, students from the Appalachian region, and nontraditional students to enroll in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' graduate programs.
Yee has contributed countless improvements to academic advising, including new administrative pathways to assist in transfer student’s transitions and an entry-level course that gives students who struggle with math a “softer landing” into general chemistry.
Craft serves as the administrative liaison to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and has worked to establish the smooth transition from the Curriculum for Liberal Education to the Pathways curriculum.
As the administrative dietitian for Dining Services, Lindsey developed the nutritional standards for all the menus in the 13 dining centers at Virginia Tech. She retired in 2016 after 30 years of service.
Gitre received the award for his development of a history course, HIST 3544, World War II: A Global History. The course examines the Second World War and its effect on people’s ideas and values in terms of ethnicity, nationalism, citizenship, gender, death, and health.
As the administrative associate to the director of Dining Services, Meredith supported Dining Services through its transition from traditional cafeteria services to the award-winning units they are today.