Speaking to participants in a TRIO Programs class to help historically underserved students pursue degrees in STEM fields, Christian Williams says he felt a duty to help tackle the shortage of personal protective equipment.
Researchers from Virginia Tech and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology demonstrate the high-return investment of applying ecological agricultural practices in developing countries.
When Pamela Teaster envisioned a leadership program in gerontology, the world had not yet been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the certificate program’s launch this fall coincides with a time when policies for the aging population are more critical than ever. That’s why an influential advocate from Washington, D.C., is teaching the inaugural class.
The Reynolds family donated the former Rock Spring Plantation in Patrick County to Virginia Tech in 1970. In the years since, it has become a dynamic community hub, a thriving arts and education destination, and a vital forest research center.
Krisangel Lopez, a first-year Ph.D. student in Jonathan Auguste’s lab at Virginia Tech, received the fellowship to research how migratory birds can transmit diseases and which pathogens they may carry.