Sumpter, previously assistant director of United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd, will lead engagement of the college’s 15,000 alumni and 2,200 students, providing events, networking, and relationship-building outreach and programming.
As part of the studio, the students created a website to post maps and oral histories with business owners. Arlington’s Center for Local History, which had identified the early business history of Arlington as a critical gap in its collection, will permanently house full transcripts of the oral histories.
As consumers travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Virginia Tech travel and tourism expert says customers should be mindful of their interactions with hospitality workers during this stressful and busy time.
Grizzard was an expert in the urban water cycle and a dedicated member of the Virginia Tech community. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, Grizzard would go on to work as a professor and the director of the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory at the university from 1974 to 2014.
Salmon has more than a decade of experience building relationships between industry and researchers. Her hiring followed a nationwide search for an executive to build a team of business development directors who will serve as primary points of contact for companies interested in a wide range of partnership opportunities with Virginia Tech.
An internationally recognized expert in wireless technology, the Virginia Tech professor and director of the Hume Center was one of four witnesses called to examine a variety of cybersecurity issues and challenges that face the mobile industry, as well as potential solutions.
The program at the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory in the National Capital Region will give students expert data science training, while helping policymakers in the local, state, and federal government improve quality of life in their communities.
"Cybersecurity is at the very heart of our efforts to build a new Virginia economy, and Virginia Tech’s CAE-CO designation contributes to the commonwealth’s position as one of the premier locations for this industry," said Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
The Advanced Research Institute has completed a three-year, $2 million project funded by the Department of Energy that helped buildings in Alexandria, Arlington, and Blacksburg save energy — in some instances, as high as 40 percent.
Since 2015, Merrifield has hosted Bike to Work Day “pit stop locations” for participants in the Mosaic District and on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail, and will participate in this year’s event, scheduled for May 19.
Blythe, professor and dean of RMIT University School of Architecture and Design in Melbourne, Australia, will join Virginia Tech on Oct. 10, when the college’s sixth dean, Jack Davis, will step down to teach after 11 years of leadership.
The division, which is responsible for Virginia Tech’s fundraising, university relations, and alumni relations activities, has added key members to its team in support of the university's push to increase its prominence and impact in the National Capital Region.
Virginia Tech has concluded its pilot Washington Semester in Global Engagement in the National Capital Region. This new initiative includes course work in foreign policy and diplomacy, an internship or externship, and participation in the U.S. Department of State Diplomacy Lab.