Two students from the college have been selected in a competitive search as ambassadors for Virginia Tech's Office of Undergraduate Research for the 2016-17 academic year. Alexandra Flevarakis of Fairfax, Virginia, a senior majoring in sustainable biomaterials, is returning for her second year as a student research ambassador. Ryan Mowrey of Blacksburg, a junior double majoring in water: resources, policy, and management and in biological sciences, is new to the program this year. As ambassadors, Flevarakis and Mowrey will host office hours during which their student peers can come and ask questions about getting involved in research on or off campus. They will also give presentations on undergraduate research to classes and student groups.