From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemStudents Advise Top Chinese Hotel on Sustainability , article
The inaugural cohort of Executive Master of Natural Resources students from the college’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability in the National Capital Region traveled to China in March where they designed a sustainability strategy for a top hotel in the rural Upper Mekong River watershed.
Article ItemVeterans Drawn to Graduate Program in National Capital Region , article
The curriculum emphasizes the development of advanced leadership, management, and administrative skills for achieving local, regional, and global sustainability goals.
Article ItemDepartment Welcomes First GMIT Student , article
Muiris O’Sullivan spent the spring semester in Blacksburg as part of GMIT’s on-the-job placement for its third-year students.
Article ItemDingus Returns as Futures Intern , article
Kyle Dingus visits many different venues in order to reach prospective students and promote the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation undergraduate programs.
Article ItemPerkins Interviews Converted Poachers , article
The first-ever intern for a nonprofit conservation organization called Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) speaks about his experiences in southern Africa.
Article ItemStudents Help Return Animals to the Wild , article
Zoe Carroll and Robert Bilbow, both junior wildlife science majors, spent this past summer helping nurse injured and abandoned animals back to health so they could return to the wild.
Article ItemUndergraduates Explore Ecuadorian Jungle , article
Nine Virginia Tech undergraduates traveled to Ecuador this summer as part of the university’s Tropical Biology and Conservation course.
Article ItemWilson Uses GIS Skills on Wallops Island , article
He wanted to ensure that the 492-foot structures wouldn’t obstruct flight buffer zones, cause interference with the combat systems center, or violate Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
Engagement and Outreach
Article ItemInnovative Software Estimates Benefits of Urban Forest , article
To determine a value for the services that urban trees provide, Associate Professor Eric Wiseman uses a software tool called i-Tree Eco
Article ItemMEASURES Calculates Value of Ecosystem Services , article
A new tool is available to anyone interested in learning about the effects of changing land use on a particular tract of forest or farmland in Virginia.
Article ItemShort Course Becomes International Event , article
The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design’s biannual unit load design short course last spring drew participants from three continents.
Article ItemChinese Visitors Investigate Watershed Ecology , article
Representatives from Nanchang University and Fudan University in central China included a visit to Virginia Tech on their U.S. tour to learn about research on watershed ecology.
Article ItemCollaboration With Korean University , article
The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials hosted a visit by three representatives from Chonnam National University in South Korea last spring.
Article ItemAlumni Profile: Jim Schwille , article
Considering that only one team in the National Football League includes men on its cheerleading squad, it’s rare enough to find a male cheerleader these days.
Article ItemCarroll Retires as Deputy State Forester , article
Carroll started off his career as a field forester, working with landowners and forestry professionals to help meet their forestry management goals.
Article ItemEarly Career Scientist Award , article
The International Spatial Accuracy Research Association named its new Early Career Scientist Award after James L. Smith.
Article ItemIN MEMORIAM: Robert Weih , article
Weih focused his research on the application and development of geospatial models and methods for natural resources and environmental phenomena.
Article ItemManess Named Forestry Dean , article
Thomas Maness has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Forestry.
General ItemAdditional alumni news
We love hearing about all the great things going on with our alumni — awards, promotions, retirements, etc. Regrettably, we don’t have enough space in the newsmagazine to print them all. You can now catch up with former classmates and fellow Hokies online.