Sara Hooshangi is the founding program director for the master of engineering degree in computer science, the first new degree program for the Innovation Campus. Virginia Tech announced its plans for the Innovation Campus a year ago today.
As expected, Virginia Tech’s agreements with the state – one outlining undergraduate growth and one for graduate growth – include $167.7 million in capital funding for the Innovation Campus’s first academic building in Alexandria and $69 million in capital funding for a data and decisions building in Blacksburg.
During the two-day meeting, board members will receive updates, reports, or presentations on the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the Innovation Campus, the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs, and other priorities.
Launched earlier this year, the program is based at the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences Campus in Roanoke. As director, Hanlon and her team will collaborate with researchers from across Virginia Tech and the region who are studying health-related issues.
Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech has a goal to raise $1.5 billion to fuel excellence across all university programs and drive forward major strategic priorities. A second goal is to engage 100,000 alumni in meaningful ways over the course of the campaign.
Michael J. Friedlander, the vice president for health sciences at Virginia Tech and executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, will aid Children’s National efforts to improve understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care of childhood diseases.
Amazon’s Holly Sullivan said Virginia’s $1 billion plan to bolster the tech talent pipeline – which includes the Innovation Campus – was key to the company’s decision to pick a combined Arlington-Alexandria bid. Sullivan joined Virginia Tech President Tim Sands at the opening keynote panel of the Urban Land Institute’s fall meeting.
Over the three-day meeting, board members received several reports on various topics, including faculty and staff recruitment and retention efforts; academic and research programs in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area; advancement initiatives; and the parking and transportation program in Blacksburg.
During the three-day meeting, which will be held at Virginia Tech facilities in the Northern Virginia area, board members will receive reports on academic initiatives in the region, university advancement, and campus parking and transportation.