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
Smartfarms, like traditional farms, come in all shapes and sizes. Indoor urban gardening is a blossoming arena, and Virginia Tech researchers are studying how these plants can be remotely monitored through video and aural applications for plant health.
When the collaborative effort of two theatre professors from two universities couldn't be presented live, the professors enlisted colleagues to help their students create a whole new paradigm of social justice theatre.
“Music can serve as an essential catalyst in connecting people and have a profound impact on our well-being. This is particularly true during these trying times,” said Ivica Ico Bukvic, a School of Performing Arts professor of composition and multimedia.
Although animal and poultry sciences and theatre may seem like worlds apart, this enterprising senior has blended her skillsets to help other students in scientific disciplines be better communicators.