Education wasn’t emphasized for her growing up and college was not something that was discussed in childhood. In middle school, Ashley Yanego took an agricultural education class that, undoubtedly, changed her life – not only because of the topic but also because of her teacher.
The Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center is pushing the smartfarm boundaries in the seafood industry through expanding automation for processing to improve economic resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three Ph.D. students and a recent doctoral graduate joined the Virginia Tech chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in April. Danielle Barber, Devon Lee, Anurag Mantha, and Elizabeth Spingola are members of the sixth class of inductees for the chapter.
As these unprecedented times are navigated, it is important to maintain a nutritious diet at home – something that can be done with simple recipes with common, long-lasting ingredients found in your pantry.
Awards from the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science support new interdisciplinary projects, ranging from wireless charging for unmanned vehicles to the effects of microplastics on fish.
The digital collection will include the digitized physical picture or 3D model of the insect and metadata including measurements, chemical compositions, ancient DNA information, and other biological or geographical information.
Elsa Murano has been selected to represent the United States on the newly formed Food Security of the Americas Advisory Council — created to address the mounting food supply issues that are resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Virginia Tech will celebrate the Class of 2020 during online commencement exercises Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET. The first-of-its-kind event will feature inspirational messages from notable Hokies, including Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster, and world-renowned poet and University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni.
Kids’ Tech University returned to Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus for its 11th annual program. Hosted by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute in partnership with Virginia 4-H, KTU bridges the gap between kids and scientists by showing kids that science is truly all around them.
With the spread of COVID-19, countless people are working from home and adjusting their eating habits and activity accordingly. It is important to try to retain your normal eating habits and stay active, even if the options look different.
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.