From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemAwards and Honors , article
The college honored some of its most accomplished students, prominent alumni, respected faculty, and cherished friends at this year’s Annual Awards Recognition Celebration.
Article ItemConference Tackles the Challenge of Diversity in Natural Resources Careers , article
The college and sponsoring partners hosted a national conference in June to explore the future of diversity in natural resources disciplines and careers.
Article ItemHindman Supports Campaign to Reduce Construction Falls , article
Daniel Hindman (right) researches ways to reduce falls in construction.
Article ItemIn Memoriam: Colleen Carlson, forestry research associate, College of Natural Resources and Environment , article
Colleen Carlson, who worked in the field of forestry and biometry for more than 22 years in the United States, New Zealand, and South Africa, was on the Forest Productivity Cooperative team, passed away June 30.
Article ItemPortable Biomass Power Plant Draws Visitors to Campus , article
Thirty visitors from as far away as New York and Guatemala journeyed to the Brooks Forest Products Center to see demonstrations of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials’ new portable biomass power plant.
Article ItemWorld Regions Class Skypes with Prime Minister , article
Geography instructor John Boyer once again used a videotaped plea to convince an international figure to address his World Region’s class.
Article ItemBattle Presents at ACC Meeting of the Minds , article
The conference is an opportunity to highlight the diversity of research work being completed by undergraduates and for students to share their work with peers.
Article ItemGraduate Student Team Prevails at GeoLeague Challenge , article
A team of seven geography and forestry graduate students took home Virginia Tech’s second consecutive title in the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing’s national GeoLeague Challenge.
Article ItemLiu Wins Chemical Society Award , article
This prestigious international award, given to only one student each year, recognizes excellence in cellulose or renewable materials research. This is the second consecutive year that a student from Edgar’s lab has won this prominent award.
Article ItemRaya Receives Arab American Scholarship , article
Article ItemThree Students Take Home Writing Prizes , article
Entries in the competition, which seeks to encourage youth and young adults to cultivate their creative talents, focused on this year’s theme of a memorable outdoor experience or special interest.
Engagement and Outreach
Article ItemKimball Maps Campus Fruit Trees , article
As part of a class project this spring, urban forestry graduate student Lele Kimball created a map of edible fruit and nut trees on the Virginia Tech campus and a website to showcase foods in the university’s urban forest.
Article ItemNew 'Trees for Energy Conservation' Online Resource , article
Eric Wiseman, associate professor of urban forestry and arboriculture, and Adam Downing, senior Extension agent, contributed to the development and content of a new online resource to help consumers and professionals make decisions about selecting, planting, and maintaining trees to conserve energy.
Article ItemMeaningful Interpretive Programs Impact Visitors , article
Live interpretive programs bring national park sites — from ancient ruins to cherished landscapes — alive for thousands of visitors.
Article ItemNature Play Areas Could Be the Answer , article
Doctoral student and former park ranger Matthew H.E.M. Browning is investigating ways to let children better connect with nature in parks and reserves.
Article ItemAlumni Profile: Leon Kolankiewicz , article
As an environmental planner and prolific writer, Kolankiewicz has a passion for the beauty and majesty of nature in his professional life.
Article ItemCarrozzino-Lyon Selected for Leadership Institute , article
The Wildlife Society selected Amy Carrozzino-Lyon a research associate and instructor in the college’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, to participate in its Leadership Institute.
Article ItemHubert Receives Cross Alumni Leadership Award , article
Huber’s research focused heavily on the ecology and habitat needs of freshwater fishes but also included fish culture, aquatic macroinvertebrates, waterfowl, and riparian bird communities.
Article ItemKendall an Environmental Excellence Award Finalist , article
Kendall was presented with an individual award signed by Gov. Rick Perry to recognize his work as founding director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University.
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.