Adapting the original conference — which included big-name presentations, small-group breakout sessions, and a student-led poster display of data science projects — required nimbleness, a willingness to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and no small amount of teamwork.
This transition will further scale back on-campus operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For most students and employees, the transition to essential operations will require only minor adjustments from the current status of operations.
I strongly encourage you to follow public health guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and ensure that we continue to have the capacity to care for and manage the needs of those who become ill.
Virginia Tech transportation expert Ralph Buehler says that people who need to travel should consider alternate modes of transportation to not only practice social distancing, but foster healthy lifestyles and mental well-being.
All 14 board members, as well as the student, staff, and faculty representatives, attended the online meeting convened using Zoom. The meeting also was broadcast live using YouTube Live to make the accessible to the university community and general public.
Agricultural organizations including Virginia Cooperative Extension are stepping up to provide resources and solutions for producers now looking for new ways to sell their already-planted crops and provide consumers with the nutrition they need.
Before spring break and the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, Michelle Stocker’s class met during big blocks of lab time Mondays and Wednesdays to examine pieces of skeleton laid out on trays across six tables. That in-person environment presented a challenge to Stocker when figuring out how to best replicate the class in a distance-learning format.