The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host its fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium Sept. 21 in Falls Church, Virginia, bringing experts in autism together with individuals with autism and/or their family members for a day of presentations and discussion.
“This competition brings together enterprising teams from all over the world to network with one another, experience different cultures, and celebrate the global importance of business and entrepreneurship,” said Derick Maggard, executive director of the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs, which hosted the challenge.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education named Virginia Tech one of four universities in 2018 for overall improvement in educational fundraising, among public research and doctoral institutions with endowments of more than $350 million.
Imagine waking up in the morning, turning on the water faucet to brush your teeth, and seeing orange liquid pouring out. Rusty Rouillier, one of the first group of Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars, posed this scenario last month while discussing her research.
The gift will impact students and faculty members in the Discovery Program, which is a pilot model of transdisciplinary collaborative learning within the Honors College that is scheduled to enroll its first students in the fall 2019 semester.
The trip, hosted by the Black Male Excellence Network, provided a way for students to travel abroad and connect with fellow Hokies. Money raised through the JUMP crowdfunding campaign covered most of the expenses for students.
Called AMAtlas, the new CASE resource will serve as a comprehensive, data-rich asset for schools, universities, and colleges that are eager to use data to inform the work they do in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing, and allied areas of advancement.
Starting a company as a student is no easy feat. But Virginia Tech’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and financial support from investors like Ray Zinn are emboldening students to start building their empires early.
After pursuing her passion for heralding truth in journalism at Virginia Tech, Leckie forged a lifelong career as an investigative journalist. Her family and friends are honoring her devotion and hoping to inspire future generations of journalists through a memorial scholarship.
Team FeetBack won the preliminary for its training device for Parkinson's patients, which seeks to help them reintegrate correct walking patterns into their daily life and receive customized training suggestions.
The event also included presentations of scholarships at Virginia Tech to two local students whose parents or grandparents worked in Virginia’s pupil transportation community, including as bus drivers and technicians.
The Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs Chair in Mechanical Engineering was established in honor of Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs. Nicholas Des Champs enjoyed a distinguished career in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, or HVAC, industry.