Altria’s gift enables the AREC to expand its research capabilities by improving and expanding the station’s facilities, covering the purchase and renovation of a large warehouse adjacent to the center.
The 2019 Virginia Tech Hokies Soil Judging Team took second place among 26 teams and Sabrina Vladu finished as first high individual out of 101 contestants at the National Collegiate Soil Judging Championship hosted by California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.
These three accomplished researchers are part of the inaugural cohort of the Faculty Fellows Program of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, which puts faculty leaders at the forefront of strategic research initiatives.
Godsey, a senior human nutrition, foods, and exercise major, developed a love for the sciences in high school and became interested in pursuing a medical-related career. Attending Virginia Tech was an easy decision for the third-generation Hokie, and her major was an obvious choice as well.
A "horse girl" growing up, Oliver is a doctor of veterinary medicine candidate and this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Student Award from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She earned a B.S. in animal and poultry science in 2015 from Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
When DaSilva put her passion for creating welcoming communities into action through Student Affairs, she helped other Hokies feel even more at home, gained valuable leadership experience, and found her future.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1999, Brewster made significant contributions to entomology through his scholarship in quantitative ecology focusing on approaches for the management of arthropod pests in natural, urban, and agricultural ecosystems.
In December 2018, Alexa Salsbury, a Virginia Tech graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry, received the Bruce M. Anderson Graduate Award for the Outstanding First-Year Biochemistry Graduate Student.
The award is presented by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to recognize faculty who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of scholarship addressing teaching and learning in higher education.
Graduates of the new program, which will accept its first cohort of students this fall, will be eligible to become registered dietitian nutritionists after completing the credentialing exam through the Commission on Dietetics Registration.
Malaria, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development, continues to be a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. Despite extensive work that has produced widespread improvements in fighting the spread of the disease, global efforts have hit a plateau.