While this year’s White Coat Ceremony looked different than years’ past with masks and physical distancing and without a crowd of family and friends, there was still celebration for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s class of 2024.
Montgomery County school students are receiving music instruction through the Virginia Tech String Project. Graduate and undergraduate teachers, under the supervision of Virginia Tech Music faculty, give small group and individualized instruction on a variety of string instruments. Due to COVID-19, weekly instruction this year has utilized Zoom, with monthly in-person gatherings on campus, where social distancing can be maintained.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_meb6g0f6
The Virginia Tech Autism Clinic & Center for Autism Research and their Mobile Autism Clinic will receive national recognition as an “exemplary program” by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
“This really excites me because we can really be proactive,” said Liqing Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and NSF principal investigator. “The need for wastewater monitoring has been recognized internationally, but there is no unified cyberinfrastructure system in place to enable the monitoring.”
Embracing the name “COVID Crushers,” Virginia Tech students run a booth at the intersection of College Avenue and Draper Road in Blacksburg from 6 to 9 p.m each Friday. They give out personal protective equipment and hand sanitizers, while also modeling appropriate safety gear and providing a COVID-19-related trivia contest and prizes.
Virginia Tech’s undergraduate enrollment stood at 30,016 as of Fall Census 2020 (Sept. 21), up from 29,300, or a 2.4 percent increase, from a year ago. Total enrollment — including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students — now stands at 37,010, up from 36,383 (an increase of 1.7 percent) recorded on Fall Census 2019.
Virginia Tech launched this new interdisciplinary doctoral program in 2018. The first, second, and third cohort are made up of impressive students from diverse backgrounds with extensive research experience, and the program is now recruiting for its fourth cohort.
This fall, Steven Barnett, of Alexandria, Virginia, joined the inaugural group of graduate students enrolled in Virginia Tech’s Master of Engineering in computer science program, the first degree designed for the new Innovation Campus. He's also a recipient of a tech talent scholarship offered by Virginia Tech.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_bnp6jw52
Three students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine have created a club to support the engineering and design ideas of medical students and physicians so that they can innovate and improve medical technology, systems, and procedures.
Lance Collins, vice president and executive director of the Innovation Campus, and Steven Barnett, a graduate student and scholarship recipient in the inaugural class, joined David Baker for a Tech on Tap focused on the Innovation Campus' startup nature.
Steven Barnett, a scholarship recipient, will join Lance Collins, vice president and executive director of the Innovation Campus, for a virtual Tech on Tap panel on Sept. 23 to discuss his perspectives on the new Innovation Campus master of engineering in computer science program.
The finding gives scientists a path to understand diseases where frequent blood-brain barrier damage occurs, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.