BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 26, 2011 – The latest issue of the College of Science Magazine features the college’s newest initiatives to help bolster interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
“We are moving the college forward by addressing the challenges in front of us in what many would call a crisis in our education system,” said Lay Nam Chang, dean of the college.
Some of these initiatives include an integrated science curriculum, a new design in classroom layout and pedagogy, and the college’s annual Center for Talented Youth outreach event.
Other topics covered in this issue include newly named endowed professors, the vision and work of Seong K. Mun at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, and the college’s celebration of student and faculty excellence.
Visit the magazine online here.
The College of Science at Virginia Tech gives students a comprehensive foundation in the scientific method. Outstanding faculty members teach courses and conduct research in biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. The college offers programs in cutting-edge areas including, among others, those in energy and the environment, developmental science across the lifespan, infectious diseases, computational science, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The College of Science is dedicated to fostering a research-intensive environment that promotes scientific inquiry and outreach.