Marc Edwards, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, has been awarded the Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Sandra Crigger, retired program support technician in the Department of Management in the Pamplin College of Business, has received the 2012 Staff Career Achievement Award. Crigger retired in 2012 after 36 years of service to the university.
Tracey Keister, retired office manager in the Department of Material Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, has received the 2012 Staff Career Achievement Award. Keister retired in 2011 after 11 years of service to the department.
Margaret Zelinski, retired business manager for the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering the College of Engineering, has received the 2012 Staff Career Achievement Award. Zelinski retired in 2011 after 15 years of service to the university.
Suchitra Samanta, assistant professor of women’s and gender studies and an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion and Culture in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has received the 2012 Sporn Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Subjects.
Taking inspiration from a blind Virginia Tech student enrolled in multivariate calculus, a four-member team designed a technology that helped a visually impaired student understand the effects of complex mathematical formulas. The team received the university's 2012 XCaliber Award for excellence as a group involved with technology-assisted teaching.
Bonnie Alberts, administrative assistant for the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research and the Office of Assessment and Evaluation at Virginia Tech, has received the university's 2012 President's Award for Excellence.
Lee Cooper, clinical associate professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Services Center in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has received the university's 2012 Edward S. Diggs Teaching Scholars Award.
Anthony T. “Terry” Cobb, associate professor in The Department of Management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has received the university's 2012 Edward S. Diggs Teaching Scholars Award.
Dini Miller, associate professor of entomology in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has received the university’s 2012 Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension. She is an urban pest management specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Carl E. Zipper, associate professor and Virginia Cooperative Extension specialist for crop and soil environmental sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has received Virginia Tech’s 2012 Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence.