The Thinkabit Lab experience offers both teachers and students an engaging learning environment — part lab, makerspace, and classroom — to foster creativity, collaboration, and the critical skills necessary for the 21st century.
A member of the university community since 1976, Holt has served as a faculty member in the architecture program, the Department of Architecture, and the School of Architecture+ Design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Becker’s research interests include work emotion, turnover, organizational neuroscience, and leadership. His latest study, regarding employer expectations about after-hours emails, has been widely reported in the media.
It’s been more than 30 years since Sheila Broderick Brown and Jeff Brown were students at Virginia Tech, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t seen their fair share of Blacksburg in the years since. Two of their sons graduated from the university and a third starts his first year this fall.
The emotional stress and exhaustion that may result from such expectations has a negative effect on the individual’s well-being and, ultimately, job performance, says William Becker, associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business.
He will use the award funds to study, in a rodent model, how the composition of fluids administered to patients who have suffered cardiac arrest or myocardial infarction affects whether or not they survive and how well they recover from the event.
Answering questions about protein production in cells may assist researchers in developing treatments that can work effectively across noisy cell populations — a condition seen in elderly patients, as well as those suffering from autoimmune disorders and cancer.
Researchers focused on nondemographic factors that might help explain the differences in breastfeeding among black, white, and Hispanic mothers in the United States. They found a surprising discrepancy in the mothers’ initial decision to breastfeed — black mothers were nine times more likely to be given formula for their babies than white mothers in the hospital.