Virginia Tech is taking an interdisciplinary approach to meet the complex challenges of managing water by proposing a new bachelor of science degree.
Virginia Tech hosted the 29th annual national Packaging Jamboree under the theme “Packaging a Global World.”
The Wood Enterprise Institute earned a record profit for its 2014 product, a maple and cherry laser-engraved cutting board.
Professor Emeritus Wolfgang Glasser has joined cycleWood Solutions Inc. as its chief scientific officer.
Research from old-growth forests in Iran point out the importance of dead wood, an often-overlooked forest feature.
Fish and wildlife conservation graduate student Lindsey Rich is working with the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust to determine the status of 13 different carnivores for her doctoral research.
A geostatistical approach for studying environmental conditions in stream networks and landscapes has been successfully applied at a valley-wide scale to assess headwater stream chemistry at high resolution, revealing unexpected patterns in natural chemical components.
Professor Jim Fraser is collaborating with scientists from China’s Nanchang University to establish the first-ever survey of migratory shorebirds that winter at Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake in China.
Linda Casey (’74 B.S. forestry) knew building a career in her preferred field wouldn’t be easy. “I was the only female forestry major in my class when I started,” she said. “I didn’t know of any women in the profession at the time.”
Bettina Ring (’86 B.S. forestry) was selected by Gov. Terry McAuliffe this spring as Virginia State Forester.
John D. Wilburn (’06 B.S. and ’12 M.S. forestry) of Grants Pass, Oregon, died in a kayaking accident in California on March 9 at the age of 30.
Students who enroll in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials’ newly approved packaging systems and design undergraduate degree won’t spend four years just learning to think outside the box — they’ll think about the box itself.
Alumnus Mitchell Byrd has lost neither his eagle-spotting ability nor his passion for birds.
Alex Garretson of Rockville, Md., a senior double majoring in wildlife science and theatre arts, starred in the School of Performing Arts’ spring production of “Spring Awakening.”
Realizing that the tiny northern flying squirrel depends upon red spruce trees, scientists from government agencies and nonprofit organizations have been protecting and restoring landscapes that support the once-plentiful tree and releasing suppressed trees as well as planting seedlings in the central Appalachian Mountains.
As a service-learning project, students in Professor Robert Bush’s Senior Seminar in Forest Products Marketing and Management built an outdoor “theater” for the Blacksburg New School.
Carl E. Garrison III (’78 B.S. forestry) received the college’s Alumni Award of Achievement.
Congratulations to our outstanding graduates: graduating senior, Adrianne Engel; master’s student, Paul Miller; and doctoral student, Zachary Farris.
Jeremy Stovall (’10 Ph.D. forestry) received this year’s Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award – Graduate Degree in recognition of his early career accomplishments.
Cheatham Hall’s favorite musician, Kathie Hollandsworth, support technician for the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, and her band recently helped kick off the Crooked Road Festival celebrating mountain music in a sold-out performance at the Moss Arts Center’s new 1,260-seat auditorium.
Professor Emeritus Geza Ifju, 83, passed away at his Blacksburg home on May 15 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Beth, their seven children, and nine grandchildren.
Restoration biologist Jess Jones received the Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In a fitting tribute to a lifetime of dedication to the natural world, wildlife conservation instructor Donald W. Linzey has been awarded the Virginia Museum of Natural History’s Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education.
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has granted several college faculty promotions and approvals for tenure.