Infrastructure lies at the heart of the scholarship of the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. An international organization recently acknowledged his contributions to creating a field that not only studies engineers but also participates critically among them.
Liu was honored for excellence in design teaching, pioneering textbooks and creative scholarship in sustainable engineering, and global leadership in implementing energy/water savings, and CO2 capture.
Visitation for Robertson, the founding director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, will be at McCoy Funeral Home on Nov. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at Blacksburg United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16. Following burial in the Westview Cemetery, friends may gather at the German Club for fellowship and remembrance.
Clancy has built a distinguished career through his pioneering research in the fields of communications security, cognitive radio, and cryptographic authentication, and broader impact to the university’s growth of programs in cybersecurity.
His 27-year career at Virginia Tech was marked by major program growth and numerous individual successes as a nationally and internationally recognized expert on prices, price discovery, and price risk management.
A ridge along the planet Mars’ Marathon Valley has been named after alumnus Robert A. Wharton Jr., who spent his career as an astrobiologist, an explorer and scientist working in Antarctica, and an educator.
E. Scott Geller has released a new book, “Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People,” that Geller says encompasses his renowned 46-year career at Virginia Tech, and his passion for self-improvement and positive thinking.
Bud Brown loves teaching. Everything about it, he says, from the preparation to the instruction to the interaction with students outside class. As the professor of 36 years puts it: “A teacher can make a tremendous difference.”