Catherine Goggins, a junior majoring in agricultural and applied economics, has won a 2014 Udall Scholarship. She is one of 50 students, and the only one from Virginia, to receive the award.
Since taking the helm in July 2013, Sumichrast has embarked on a torrid pace of change. He likes a fast pace, he says. But his moves also reflect his desire to make the most of the momentum he currently has, including the keen interest and enthusiastic response he has received from Pamplin faculty and staff, students, and alumni.
Last year's Relay For Life included more than 6,000 participants and sponsors who raised more than $550,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, the goal is to increase the number of participants to 6,500 and money raised to $650,000.
LGBT graduates encouraged to register for the 6th Annual Lavender Commencement Ceremony by May 1.
A member of the University Honors program, Andrea Ledesma received the 2013 Department of History prize for the best undergraduate historical research.
The many personal and collaborative achievements listed illustrate commitment to scholarship, outreach, and research among members of the university community, placing Virginia Tech among the top research universities in the world.
National Science Foundation | Engineers are 'schooling' themselves on fish maneuvers
Greenwich Time | Drones: Toys or terrors?
The Economic Times | U.S. scientists at Virginia Tech use coconut dust for germinating stronger seeds
The New York Times | Lobby for small brewers, concerned over rule, finds friends in Washington
Rebecca Wattam, a senior bioscientist and computational biologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, uses comparative genomics to help scientists find ways to fight bad bacteria.
Fred Ficarra, member of the Facilities Services housekeeping team, plays an important role in maintaining a clean environment for students and employees in Derring Hall.
Nicolin Girmes-Grieco, instructor of human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is an effective educator who focuses on engaging, innovative, versatile, challenging, and multi-directional instruction in large classroom settings.