When COVID-19 shook the world at the start of 2020, eventually killing more than 900,000 people worldwide and shuttering economies, the Virginia Tech College of Science took action. The 2020 Virginia Tech College of Science Magazine covers these actions from across every department and program.
During his 44-year long career at Virginia Tech, Myers received numerous teaching and research awards, authored more than six textbooks (one in several languages), directly advised 42 doctoral students, and mentored many more, including his own children, Billy and Julie.
Elected by their peers and representing a broad range of AAAS “sections,” including statistics, neuroscience, engineering, psychology, and geology/geography, the Virginia Tech professors are among 443 newly elected scholars.
Sengupta, assistant professor of statistics in the College of Science and a faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center, received a Research Project Grant to develop methods to analyze detailed information that spans multiple categories and can be more valuable in identifying an event than just checking off a category.
Ken Pomeroy has gone from running a bracket challenge in his dorm room to becoming a pioneer of charting all of basketball’s 353 Division I men’s teams with advanced statistics. Just prior to the new season tipping off, he visited Blacksburg to share insights from his work and journey.
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.
A group of researchers, led by Quinn Thomas, associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to tackle environmental challenges with the creation of a new network.
A new study published by researchers at Virginia Tech with a team of international researchers in Journal of Applied Ecology investigates the thermal suitability for transmission of citrus greening disease with implications for surveillance and prevention.