To support COVID-related research and provide immediate support for Virginia Tech researchers, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation collaborated with Virginia Tech institutes and colleges to establish a COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund. As a result, nine projects were selected for funding.
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.
Although animal and poultry sciences and theatre may seem like worlds apart, this enterprising senior has blended her skillsets to help other students in scientific disciplines be better communicators.
Hankey is the first faculty member from the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award from the National Science Foundation.
The new center, housed under the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, will engage with a diverse set of stakeholders, create a safe space for difficult conversations with the public around coastal-zone issues, and establish a Coastal Zone Observatory.
David Schmale and Shane Ross plan to launch an NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Data Science Corps program at Virginia Tech, which will offer opportunities to underserved biology and engineering undergraduate students.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, author of "Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University" and director of digital humanities at Michigan State University, will visit multiple Virginia Tech locations Oct. 8-10.
With more than 15 years of expertise in data protection and privacy, Potter will ensure that Virginia Tech’s researchers have access to the resources they need to keep data secure and compliant with university, state, and federal regulations.
Six interdisciplinary research teams were recently awarded funding through the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment’s (ISCE) signature program, the ISCE Scholars Program, to address a broad range of pressing contemporary social issues.