As a sustainable biomaterials major, Daniel Grizzard has been able to merge his passion for helping others with a field of study that strives to develop solutions that will lessen environmental impacts.
The university successfully transitioned the majority of functions online; however, unique challenges arose from the change that put the university’s ability to continue operating at risk in this new, largely virtual environment.
The New River Academic Health Department enables collaboration and sharing of resources between the New River Health District and the Virginia Tech Department of Population Health Sciences, a mutually beneficial partnership designed to enhance public health instruction, practice, research, and workforce development and to improve community health in the New River Valley.
Featuring virtual worlds, 360-degree video, and real-time streaming conversations with some of the nation’s leading innovators, including Microsoft Research’s principal research designer, experience ICAT Creativity + Innovation Day on Monday, May 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition will use new funding to increase awareness about forest farming, improve producer capacity, and strengthen market connections for forest farmers in Appalachia and beyond.
In mid-March, an interdisciplinary group of more than 75 faculty, students, and staff split into teams to carry out 10 projects in rapid science and production, working together to provide Southwest Virginia medical professionals with personal protective equipment and ventilation supplies, as well as the insights to inform their use.
As Virginians contribute to our national collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, a simple window or short walk offers an opportunity to connect to the rhythms of the natural world by observing common bird species.
“People do not need more toilet paper than before,” explained Barbara Fraticelli, assistant professor of practice for the Department of Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business.
Bee boxes, often called bee “houses” or “hotels,” offer an opportunity to learn about Virginia’s solitary bees while helping pollinators. However, if constructed improperly or neglected after installation, these habitats can actually be harmful to solitary bees.
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.