When the collaborative effort of two theatre professors from two universities couldn't be presented live, the professors enlisted colleagues to help their students create a whole new paradigm of social justice theatre.
“Music can serve as an essential catalyst in connecting people and have a profound impact on our well-being. This is particularly true during these trying times,” said Ivica Ico Bukvic, a School of Performing Arts professor of composition and multimedia.
The new biomedical engineering undergraduate program is underway with 40 second-year College of Engineering students who began the degree this past fall. Students in this program will be trained to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and technology.
Virginia Tech students are leading the design on key areas of the Creativity and Innovation District residence halls. When the buildings open for residents in the fall of 2021, student designs will come to life in three areas: the student lounge, faculty apartment, and makerspace.
Amber Wendler, a biological sciences Ph.D. student in the College of Science studying the behavior of tropical birds, was one of the organizers of #BlackBirdersWeek, a social media movement that took place from May 31 to June 6.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge was even more difficult his year because students completed their projects and competed remotely after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to return home.
Olti Myrtaj says the decision to do undergraduate research was an easy one, in no small part because he enjoys asking questions and autonomously exploring problems. He has big plans to expand accessibility for those interested in physics and mathematics research.
Just how do you make a hands-on laboratory experience possible through remote learning? Faculty and research associates rose to the challenge and created an engaging, interactive laboratory experience in the Stability Wind Tunnel.
Students in Associate Professor Amanda Morris’ General Chemistry course created and filmed kid-friendly science projects in their kitchens to help Wonder Universe, a nonprofit children’s museum in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Earlier this year, the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative sought proposals for scalable pilot programs for experiential learning from member institutions across Virginia that would provide students with industry experience and enhance their skillsets to better prepare them to enter the cybersecurity workforce. Six experiential learning projects have been funded.
Hack’s leadership and community service roles have defined her college experience. By engaging in service, student organizations, and undergraduate research, she made the most out of her college career.
Faria, the 2020 Outstanding Master's Student for the College of Engineering, is focused on developing and testing methods to evaluate the effects of augmented reality heads-up displays on vehicle driver distraction and performance.