The Class of 2020 celebrated from wherever they were — many at their homes with family, hosting watch parties and commencement ceremonies. They participated virtually by posting to social media using the #HokieGrad tag or leaving comments on the commencement website.
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity Menah Pratt-Clarke discussed the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
University Libraries at Virginia Tech faculty members Anne M. Brown and Jonathan Briganti challenged their undergraduate data students in the library’s DataBridge program and the Bevan & Brown Lab to jump in and create tools and look for patterns and trends in COVID-19 research data using machine learning and molecular modeling.
“People at work want to help others, and employers love and reward it,” explained Phil Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Management. “But, it works only if people are willing to accept that help.”
The demand for products delivered by drone has increased dramatically since COVID-19 began, according to Wing, a Christiansburg drone delivery company that works with the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership. Wing also has added several Christiansburg businesses to its delivery lineup.
In preparation of the full Virginia Tech Board of Visitors meeting scheduled for June 2, the Finance and Resource Management Committee met Thursday to discuss, among several items, tuition scenarios for the 2020-21 academic year.
Commodity Investing by Students, or COINS, moved online after spring break, and with one analyst finishing the semester in Sweden, the group has leveraged his position and others to increase their outputs.
To update the board on the university’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands began with an overview of planning efforts and potential scenarios for fall semester.
Eric Parlette ’94 and the other crew members of the USNS Comfort sailed into Manhattan on March 30 to aid the city’s hospitals, which were overwhelmed with patients related to the coronavirus outbreak.