All 10 finalist teams received a $1,000 prize to get their new business off the ground. Through the event, they were also offered such resources as mentoring, legal assistance, and funding opportunities.
The center, which offers everything from counseling and support services to professional programs and events that advocate for and empower women, will host a series of special anniversary activities through May.
Examples of invasive species threatening Virginia include a sap-sucking invasive insect called the hemlock woolly adelgid, which has decimated the hemlock tree population, and the spotted lanternfly, which attacks grapes, peaches, hops, and many tree species.
Students taking the university’s advanced animation course will now be able to create complex projects more quickly and efficiently, thanks to a collaboration between the School of Visual Arts, Advanced Research Computing, and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.
Wornie Reed, a Virginia Tech professor, will speak at the Sweet Soul Music exhibition on Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Armory Gallery. The exhibit documents in Reed's photos and audio clips the black music culture in Boston and New York from 1971 to 1974.
Rifkin, an economic and social theorist and the author of 20 books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the global economy and the environment, will give a public lecture Feb. 6 on the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change, and how the Roanoke and New River Valley region could navigate those challenges.
Ruiz-Geli says his new job at Virginia Tech is the logical next step in his career, allowing him to work with future generations of architects, designers, engineers, construction managers, and policymakers to reduce one of the planet’s most significant threats.
Connor Mulligan, Timothy Cosby, Sydney Grace Miller, and Shafe Ahmed are the 2018-2019 University Innovation Fellows. The program, run by Stanford University's d.school, involves students globally who strive to make changes on their campuses and in their communities.
Through collaboration and engagement, AAI is helping academic advisors serve students through identifying and cultivating informational, conceptual, relational and technological components of their practice.