Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational opportunities.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni that work at Riverbend Nursery helped grow 800 lilies that were donated to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and LewisGale Regional Health System.
With the $661,216 grant, Brandon Jutras, an assistant professor of biochemistry in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will study Lyme arthritis, including the cellular component that contributes to it.
The 17-year cicada, or periodical cicada emergence, is a fascinating phenomenon that will cause a lot of noise in the Southwest Virginia region. The emergence of cicada brood IX this year will be a warm up for the larger emergence of brood X next year, which will cover many more states and areas.
Sora Shin, a new assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, studies how stress can induce psychiatric disorders. She hopes to develop new targeted therapeutics to help patients with mental illness.
The implementation of social distancing policies, restaurant dine-in prohibitions, and stay-at-home orders across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic have severely impacted market channels for seafood consumers, recreational fishermen, and allied businesses, according to new survey results by Virginia Tech.
Brittany Steffens knows some people might not see the immediate connection between her work with the Office of Academic Integrity and her future career as a physician, but her experiences have been foundational for her future.
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.