“Rendyr epitomizes the potential of Virginia Tech students to change the world through launching a new venture while pursuing their degree,” said Sean Collins, director of the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs. “Seeking to democratize access to prototyping tools, Rendyr has the potential to be a game changer in multiple industries.”
The STEM Research Conference Commission is preparing to host the second annual Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference (MAURC), an event that showcases undergraduate research and serves as a networking opportunity for students.
Not just for artists – Virginia Tech’s visual arts and society minor makes artistic and creative exploration easily attainable for students of any major. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors are some of its biggest fans.
During its quarterly meeting held in Blacksburg, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors received numerous reports and presentations on key university priorities, such as the Innovation Campus, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Apex Center for Entrepreneurs.
A startup itself in 2014, Apex is now on track to engage more than 3,000 students across all colleges on campus. The center takes an interdisciplinary approach, partnering with course options across campus to empower students with knowledge and skills to build and launch companies.
The Office of Undergraduate Research has announced three students who are recipients of experiential learning scholarships this fall: Stephanie Flear for the Jacklyn W. and William R. Jones Jr. Experiential Learning Scholarship, as well as Amber Abbott and Kyle Rega for the Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research Scholarship.
Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design has once again been recognized as a leader for the strength of its educational programs and the quality of its graduates in the 2019-2020 DesignIntelligence rankings.
Keri Swaby moves to director of undergraduate research, Kara Latopolski to director of undergraduate academic integrity, and Rachel Kinzer Corell to communication manager for undergraduate academic programs.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has awarded Virginia Tech chemical engineering students four top awards in global competitions. Students and faculty will be honored at the 2019 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on Nov. 10-15, 2019.
Beginning in January 2020, a minor in nuclear engineering will be available to College of Engineering and College of Science undergraduate students in addition to other majors who meet course requirements.
One in five Virginia Tech graduates come to campus as transfer students. While their personal and professional goals vary as much as their majors and intended academic paths, they have in common the support they find and the community they build together as Hokies.