Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development is helping university researchers, local businesses, and organizations secure state funding for projects addressing the economic and public health challenges during the COVID-19 crisis.
A Virginia Cooperative Extension project to address access to healthy food and a College of Engineering program that adds hands-on learning to Appalachian middle schools will be featured at the Oct. 15 virtual discussion.
When a Virginia-based manufacturer wanted to show that its disinfecting cabinet was effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, it turned to a university program that enables faculty members to respond quickly to market needs and gives businesses a streamlined process for accessing this knowledge.
“The center will provide greater visibility to the university and its outstanding programs at the national and international levels,” said Yannis Stivachtis, a professor in the Department of Political Science. “It will also add to Virginia Tech’s status as a global research and land-grant university.”
After earning her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, Kay Moody Winzenried (submitted photo) fell in love with international travel. Her passion extends to providing support for Virginia Tech undergraduates to study at the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.
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.