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.
The Virginia Tech Science Festival returns to campus for its sixth year on Nov. 16, with more than 100 free hands-on, minds-on learning interactive booths and activities that showcase dozens of science education and research programs throughout the university.
A better understanding of plasma transport, or the exchange of mass, momentum, and energy, can impact a variety of areas in science and engineering. The importance of Srinivasan’s research extends beyond astrophysics to terrestrial applications of plasmas, such as nuclear fusion, which has the potential to provide an abundance of clean energy.
The event is part of the national Science Olympiad, a series of science competitions held in all 50 states designed to help youth improve their understanding in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to work together in teams to learn new skills.
Now in its fifth year, the festival returns to campus Saturday, Oct. 27, with 93 interactive booths and activities that showcase dozens of science education and research programs throughout the university.
Virginia Tech is partnering with other universities on a National Science Foundation $4 million grant to pilot a new program to create a new advanced high school course in engineering principles and design and to develop an innovative training program to prepare teachers.
The conference theme, Innovative Teaching and Learning in Cybersecurity, got attendees thinking about ways to engage students at all grade levels in hands-on, meaningful educational activities related to cybersecurity.
On June 19, girls from several middle schools in Montgomery County, Roanoke City, Floyd County, and others got the opportunity to learn about various career paths available through the Division of Operations at Virginia Tech.
JROTC STEM Leadership Academy is a weeklong residential camp for high school students who have previously participated in the Army 4th Brigade JROTC program in their high school. Participants take part in hands-on activities, lab tours, and complete a design project, culminating in a showcase on the last day.
More than 80 students from Auburn, Floyd, Giles, and Radford high schools were invited to campus on April 11 for hands-on biomechanics demonstrations in five different labs throughout the College of Engineering.