From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemCongressman Griffith visits mussel center , article
Congressman Morgan Griffith toured the college’s Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center this spring to see firsthand the research.
Article ItemDGIF winter meeting held at Virginia Tech , article
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Board held one of its quarterly public meetings, traditionally held in Richmond, at Virginia Tech for the first time in March.
Article ItemGrowth in Virginia's forests exceeds harvest but demand for younger trees grows , article
Which is good for carbon sequestration and forest sustainability, according to the college’s Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support.
Article ItemMWV gift continues support for natural resources assessments , article
International packaging leader MWV (formerly MeadWestvaco), a long-time college partner, continued its support with a gift to the Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support.
Article ItemNew approach to student projects promotes passion, learning for its own sake , article
For two years, Assistant Professor Tim Baird has instructed his students to “skip class, do anything you want, and give yourself a grade.”
Article ItemResearch uncovers virtual treasure trove , article
Research led by Associate Professor Phil Radtke has “rediscovered” a virtual treasure trove of historical measurements of standing and felled trees.
Article ItemSue Snow retires , article
Sue Snow, a guiding presence in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation for over three decades, retired on July 1.
Article ItemSullivan named interim department head , article
Jay Sullivan, professor of forestry economics and management, has been named interim head of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation.
Article ItemHowey takes first place for poster , article
Geography master’s student Catherine Howey, an intern for Blacksburg Transit and the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (NRV-MPO), earned the first place poster award at the annual Virginia GIS Conference last fall.
Article ItemNelson captures writing award , article
Freshman wildlife conservation major Christina Nelson won first place in the annual VOWA (Virginia Outdoor Writers Association)/Dominion Collegiate Undergraduate Writing Contest.
Article ItemReed takes command of Corps of Cadets , article
Junior meteorology major Samantha Reed of Manassas, Virginia, accepted command of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets at the Pass in Review on the Drillfield in May.
Article ItemStudent chapter hosts Southeastern Wildlife Conclave , article
Members of The Virginia Tech Wildlife Society hosted teams from 22 regional colleges and universities for the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave March 12-15 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Education Center at Smith Mountain Lake.
Article ItemTwo geography majors earn NOAA scholarships , article
Sophomores Christopher "C.A.M." Gerlach of Alexandria, Virginia, and Gina Li of Herndon, Virginia, each received a two-year scholarship and a 10-week summer internship at a NOAA facility.
Article ItemWildlife students win Steger Poetry Prizes , article
Gretchen Goeke Dee and Michelle Wright, wildlife conservation major students, placed in Virginia Tech’s 10th annual Steger Poetry Prize.
Article ItemAre cellulose nanocrystals harmful to human health? , article
The answer might depend on the route of exposure, according to a review of the literature by Associate Professor Maren Roman.
Article ItemPatches of groundwater responsible for nitrogen loss from forests , article
Researchers found that even during summer dry spells, isolated patches of soil in forested watersheds remain waterlogged at depth and act as hot spots of microbial activity.
Article ItemPopular wilderness area requires intensive management to remain natural , article
Approximately 250,000 annual visitors to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters have a significant impact on the campsites along the area’s 1,000 lakes in America’s most visited wilderness area.
Article ItemVacuum-steam treatment for pests more efficient, less costly , article
Current treatment methods to kill invasive pests in wood and wood products use either chemicals or extreme heat. Chen and White have developed a vacuum-contained steam method that is just as effective.
Article ItemAlumnus creates water endowments , article
The new water degree is already garnering philanthropic support from the alumni community. Alumnus Jeff Rudd is funding two endowments specifically for the interdisciplinary program.
Article ItemGreene named dean of Georgia's forestry school , article
W. Dale Greene has been named dean of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
Article ItemSchooled in fish: Jason Henderson head chef for Captain D's , article
Jason Henderson creates recipes, supervises a test kitchen, and travels around the country demonstrating fish cookery for the media — all part of his job as vice president of product innovation and head chef for Captain D’s, a regional seafood restaurant chain.
Article ItemWarren receives Cross Alumni Leadership Award , article
Robert J. “Bob” Warren received the Gerald H. Cross Alumni Leadership Award from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the college’s Leadership Institute.
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.