A record-breaking four winners of the annual Randolph L. Grayson Outstanding CALS Diversity Scholar Award were announced by the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Council.
Voices of Virginia is a freely available collection of first-person stories of Virginians who witnessed and changed U.S. history, as told by Virginians and recorded over the past 70 years. The project was funded by the University Libraries' Open Education Faculty Initiative Grant program and recently released in VTechWorks.
Bagchi studies the psychological processes that underlie consumer and managerial decision-making. His research focuses on three areas: how numerical markers influence consumer judgments and behaviors, how consumers form pricing judgments, and how consumers can be nudged into making eco-friendly decisions.
For more than 30 years, Wilson worked passionately with the Upward Bound and Talent Search programs to provide educational opportunities for all students. Later, he helped guide prospective students around campus as a tour bus driver for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Amber Wendler, a biological sciences Ph.D. student in the College of Science studying the behavior of tropical birds, was one of the organizers of #BlackBirdersWeek, a social media movement that took place from May 31 to June 6.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge was even more difficult his year because students completed their projects and competed remotely after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to return home.
On June 1, 2020, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech proudly welcomed M. Daniel Givens on his first official day as dean of the college.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_9cfwj1hc
Rasheed’s academic talents earned him eight Letters of Distinction, which are awarded to top-performing students in various disciplines. During his four years of medical school, Rasheed has been an active researcher, with involvement in up to five different projects at once.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_cb3wg5d1
Gardner’s wide-ranging involvement in the college’s extracurricular organizations revealed her community-focused mindset.=https://video.vt.edu/media/Outstanding+SeniorA+April+Gardner/1_azh6u6tr/91884811
The shields were 3D printed by faculty and students in the College of Engineering to aid health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.=https://video.vt.edu/media/VTCSOM+Face+Shield+Construction/1_dss1wm17
Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.
Davy came to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2003 and has mentored 14 master’s and 10 Ph.D. students, and currently advises one master’s and one Ph.D. student. Three of the Ph.D. students Davy has mentored have received the Outstanding Recent Graduate Alumnus Award for the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.
Sarin’s research focuses on production scheduling, sequencing, applied mathematical programming, and analyzing and designing algorithms for the operational control of manufacturing and logistics systems.
If approved by the full board at its June 2 meeting, tuition will remain at $11,420 annually for Virginia undergraduate students for the third consecutive year. Tuition for nonresident students will remain at $29,960.
Earlier this year, the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative sought proposals for scalable pilot programs for experiential learning from member institutions across Virginia that would provide students with industry experience and enhance their skillsets to better prepare them to enter the cybersecurity workforce. Six experiential learning projects have been funded.
University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.