While COVID-19 has changed how 4-H has traditionally delivered rich learning experiences, young people are still learning by doing through a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H’s philosophy of youth development.
A research project by Department of Food Science and Technology researchers Jacob Lahne and Leah Hamilton and University Libraries’ data consultants Chreston Miller, Michael Stamper, and Amr Hilal received a SEAD Major Grant from The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.
Davy came to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2003 and has mentored 14 master’s and 10 Ph.D. students, and currently advises one master’s and one Ph.D. student. Three of the Ph.D. students Davy has mentored have received the Outstanding Recent Graduate Alumnus Award for the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.
Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational opportunities.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni that work at Riverbend Nursery helped grow 800 lilies that were donated to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and LewisGale Regional Health System.
With the $661,216 grant, Brandon Jutras, an assistant professor of biochemistry in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will study Lyme arthritis, including the cellular component that contributes to it.
The 17-year cicada, or periodical cicada emergence, is a fascinating phenomenon that will cause a lot of noise in the Southwest Virginia region. The emergence of cicada brood IX this year will be a warm up for the larger emergence of brood X next year, which will cover many more states and areas.
Sora Shin, a new assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, studies how stress can induce psychiatric disorders. She hopes to develop new targeted therapeutics to help patients with mental illness.