During the State of the University address, President Sands discussed campus growth, expansions in the National Capital Region and Roanoke, the Beyond Boundaries initiative, and efforts to make the university more inclusive.
Established in 1985 as the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, the Zoetis award seeks to “foster innovative research, on which the scientific advancement of the profession depends, by recognizing outstanding research effort and productivity.”
Celebrating its one-year anniversary this month, the center offers both teachers and students an engaging learning environment — part lab, makerspace, and classroom — to foster creativity, collaboration, and the critical skills necessary for an increasingly global, technology-driven workforce.
Michael Erskine, of Woodbine, Maryland, who has served as director of Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg since 2013, was recently named the Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director of the center by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The largest scholarship gift ever made to Virginia Tech endows the foundation’s signature A. James Clark Scholars Program, which provides students with a full-tuition scholarship and a holistic approach to engineering education. This fall’s inaugural class of 10 students from the College of Engineering and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction will grow to 40 in-state students by 2020.
For the first time, a team from Virginia Tech hosted the Graduate Student Symposium at a national American Chemical Society meeting. The students worked together for more than a year to put together an ambitious program geared to the interests of graduate students.
Virginia Tech is beginning the year with momentum – record demand for admissions, record giving to the university, and exciting new approaches to some of the most innovative academic programs in the country.
In this new role, Guerin will work with the academic vice provost and vice president units in the Office of the Provost to direct and implement a comprehensive, integrated communications program. He begins on Sept. 1
In addition to placement in a paid internship, iScholars learn how to present their innovative ideas and about the important roles that team building, leadership, collaboration, and creativity play in the entrepreneurial process.