BLACKSBURG, Va., March 18, 2011 – Six graduate students from Virginia Tech participated in the Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum and Reception on Feb. 3 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
Virginia Tech participants were among more than 50 students from public universities across the commonwealth who presented research posters for invited guests including members of the General Assembly and their staff, other members of state government, industry representatives, and university faculty/administrators. The forum was also open to the general public
“Much of the research presented aligns with the priorities of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), demonstrating the critical link between university research and the economic development of the commonwealth,” said Jeff Anderson, president and CEO of VEDP.
Representing Virginia Tech were
Attending as coordinator from the Virginia Tech Graduate School was Rosemary Blieszner, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Human Development in the College of Liberal Arts Human Sciences, and associate dean of the graduate school.
“Our students commented on the value of gaining a broad interdisciplinary perspective on research topics they don’t usually see when attending meetings of their scholarly societies,” said Blieszner.
“Virginia Tech has recently been named a Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS), which will create a stronger partnership between industry and academia,” said Reagle. Rolls Royce funds his research in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virginia Council of Graduate Schools sponsored the forum.
The Graduate School at Virginia Tech promotes graduate education as a critical component in the transmission of new knowledge, research, ideas, and scholarship. It is responsible for the development, administration, and evaluation of graduate education throughout the university, providing support to faculty, staff, and more than 6,000 graduate students. The Graduate School is committed to building a diverse graduate community and vibrant intellectual environment to help prepare graduates to lead. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.
Written by T. Lynn Caldwell.