Connie Stovall’s position in the University Libraries started out as a few side projects after a conversation between University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters and Brandy Salmon, associate vice president for innovation and partnerships and managing director for the new Innovation Campus.
Through the University Libraries' DataBridge program, undergraduate students like Spicer learn the skills and knowledge they need to help faculty and students with their research data. It also prepares them for graduate school or successful careers in data professions.
At the Center for Simulation, Research, and Patient Safety (SIM Center) in Roanoke, students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are using data-driven research to help find ways of delivering safe, efficient, quality medical care.
There are some injuries in the musculoskeletal system, such as small tendon tears, that the human eye cannot see. Vincent Wang, the Kevin P. Granata faculty fellow and associate professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics, is using data to train robots to detect these injuries.
C.L. Bohannon, assistant professor of landscape architecture, director of the Community Engagement Lab, and faculty principal in the Leadership and Social Change Residential College, teaches students that data represent people.
Kelly Cobourn has been exploring the ecological impact of humans on lakes, as well as how these bodies of water can impact people, with a goal of producing a new model for use in protecting and maintaining lakes.
Kristofer Rau, assistant professor of basic science education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, uses data to more effectively teach medical students neuroscience, while also allowing them to hone their interpersonal skills by teaching complex subjects to children.
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