Pods are small groups of people who make a commitment to rigorously following safety measures, including face coverings and physical distancing, outside of the pod, so they can interact with one another more closely and in a more relaxed environment within the pod.
“The bright exchange of ideas and information that we human beings engage and participate in, also known as higher education, is one of the most precious human relationships we can build together,” says renowned poet Nikky Finney.
Student researchers, representing Virginia Tech and other Virginia universities, embraced the virtual environment and helped pioneer a new format for delivering research for future conference participants.
Being together will be different this year, and while some employees and students will continue to connect remotely this semester, our campus will be more active as we find creative ways to live, work, and play under current public health guidelines.
The survey helps the university understand what new graduates do after graduation and helps current students who are still working toward graduation see the diversity of pursuits and the opportunities around the world being afforded to new grads.
When the senior from Mount Vernon, Virginia, found himself unable to pursue his dream of being a Navy pilot, he rallied by switching to a national security and foreign affairs major at Virginia Tech and resetting his goal to become an intelligence officer in the Navy.
Since 2002, the midwestern metropolis with a storied history in American design has housed a Virginia Tech architecture program where students experience the real challenges of professional practice in a complex urban setting.
Students have been key contributors in the ongoing Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment revision process and have had the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in sustainability and invaluable professional development opportunities.
The school supersedes the university’s already award-winning Department of Communication, which has graduated more than 6,000 specialists in public relations, communication studies, and multimedia journalism.
For Walter Lee, an aspiration to "uncover information that will better inform university efforts to support undergraduate engineering students, particularly students of color," led to his pursuit of a five-year project aiming to contribute to a deeper understanding of how marginalized students navigate undergraduate engineering programs.
International students and parents submitted dozens of questions in advance, many of which requested clarification as to which courses count as in-person instruction and what steps are necessary to maintain immigration status.
Hailing from four states, they will be the first cohort to arrive since the program was dramatically expanded thanks to the generous support of an Atlanta-based foundation created by philanthropists E. Roe Stamps IV and Penny Stamps.
Camellia Pastore and Sabrina Sturgeon will represent undergraduate and graduate students, respectively, on the Virginia Tech Boards of Visitors during the 2020-21 academic year. They began their terms on July 1.