Jessica Agnew is one of 50 students in the nation selected for a prestigious crowdfunding effort and speaking engagement to solve a global problem in the Clinton Global Initiative University Commitments Challenge.
The first ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival, a three-day celebration of creative exploration and research, will be held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13-15.
Student leaders representing six University Chartered Student Organizations affiliated with Cultural and Community Centers attended a two-day retreat at historic Highlander Research and Education Center.
At least a dozen Virginia Tech alumni, from architects to project engineers, are working on construction and renovations at English Field at Union Park, Rector Field House, and the James Weaver Baseball Center.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1988, Browder will be remembered as a premier researcher and international authority on land use change, urbanization, and regional development in the Brazilian Amazon. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church.
The largest scholarship gift ever made to Virginia Tech endows the foundation’s signature A. James Clark Scholars Program, which provides students with a full-tuition scholarship and a holistic approach to engineering education. This fall’s inaugural class of 10 students from the College of Engineering and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction will grow to 40 in-state students by 2020.
Matheis, a visiting assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ School of Public and International Affairs, will oversee Graduate School recruitment efforts in coordination with the university’s graduate programs.
The Example of Awesome story shows how Damascus – about 15 miles southeast of Abingdon, Virginia – seeks to nurture a year-round tourism-based economy. Pennington Gap, the Lee County town that will be followed for a year, inspires the question: Can the town survive given setbacks that include a scandal in the police department, the closure of the county hospital, and a fire that destroyed town hall?
An interdisciplinary team of faculty members from Virginia Tech and Purdue have received a National Science Foundation grant to study the implementation and impact of a university-wide ethical reasoning curriculum.
Provost Thanassis Rikakis called the program a stellar example of transdisciplinary collaboration at Virginia Tech to create “a modern, innovative, and distinctive educational opportunity for students.”