WVTF's entry was one of 1,700 received by the society from newspapers, broadcasters, networks and websites. Hausman's report explored the questionable way in which a member of the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors secured naming rights to the university's art museum.
Three University Honors students -- Wes Williams, Nicholas Montgomery, and Kwamina Orleans-Pobee -- won first and second place in Campus Challenge run by USAID and partnering anti-trafficking agencies. The team developed two technological concepts to help deter human trafficking worldwide.
Students from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the College of Engineering collaborated on textile-based challenges for NASA and recently presented their concepts during the Wearable Technology Symposium at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
The gala helps support the Hahn Horticulture Garden's mission of education and outreach.
Mary Miller, founder and president of Interactive Design and Development, of Blacksburg, Va., is the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Distinguished Alumna for 2013. She earned her master's degree in 1985 in computer science, part of the College of Engineering
Nicolin Girmes-Grieco, an instructor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, will receive the Certificate of Teaching Excellence award on May 18, 2013, during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement ceremony.
A veterinarian and equine specialist from Mount Airy, Md., Dr. Michael Erskine will work on reorganizing, stabilizing, and enhancing the efficiency of activities at the equine medical center.