Article ItemDean's Perspective , article
Our focus on career preparation and readiness continues to provide bountiful opportunities for our students. Linking the external world to our students is a win-win for everyone involved.
Article ItemStudents scale new heights during Rocky Mountain field course , article
Seven meteorology students traveled to Colorado to learn about weather systems and meteorology while negotiating the challenges of high altitudes and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Article ItemStudents’ summer research experience focuses on forest ecological assessment , article
The students gained valuable experience while collecting a range of data in a patch of forest on the edge of the Blacksburg campus.
Article ItemUnderrepresented high school students experience STEM fields firsthand in Botswana , article
Six students from Virginia’s Louisa County High School traveled to Professor Kathleen Alexander’s research site in Botswana this past summer, where they learned about animal and public health research and were mentored by Virginia Tech undergraduate students.
Article ItemJulia Allen joins College of Natural Resources and Environment as assistant dean of advancement , article
Allen has 20 years of fundraising experience in higher education and will be directly involved in planning and outreach efforts to support the strategic priorities of Virginia Tech.
Article ItemNizhoni Tallas is first Hokie to receive Udall Scholarship in tribal policy , article
Udall Scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate exceptional leadership, a dedication to public service, and a commitment to environmental issues, particularly as they relate to Native American communities.
Article ItemFirst InsideTREES camp brings sustainable biomaterials to life for high schoolers , article
At InsideTREES camp, students learned about wood science, forestry, and engineering through hands-on activities, group projects, labs, and field trips.
Article ItemCollege of Natural Resources and Environment welcomes eight new faculty members , article
New faculty members have joined each of the college’s four departments: fish and wildlife conservation, forest resources and environmental conservation, geography, and sustainable biomaterials.
Article ItemIn memoriam: John Farmer ('53 B.S.) , article
John Farmer (’53 B.S.) served almost three decades as president of the Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation, which supports natural resources education programs for students of all ages.
Article ItemMarc Stern facilitates local solutions to global climate challenges , article
Stern will use a National Science Foundation grant to study and develop workshops that will empower local communities to take action against climate challenges.
Article ItemGrant helps Virginia Tech scientists find new ways to use secondary logging materials , article
The study, in collaboration with Auburn University, West Virginia University, and the University of Maine, will examine the collection of branches, tops, and other residue materials to determine how to make them an economically viable resource.
Article ItemResearchers receive NSF grant to create Ecological Forecasting Research Coordination Network , article
A group of researchers, led by Quinn Thomas, associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to tackle environmental challenges with the creation of a new network.
Article ItemScientists seek to understand genomic variation in American chestnut to help restore it to North American forests , article
Associate Professor Jason Holliday will work with the American Chestnut Foundation to research methods for utilizing genetic diversity as part of broader efforts to introduce disease-resistant American chestnuts to U.S. forests.
Article ItemJason Holliday receives $2.5 million NSF grant to research poplar genome , article
Holliday’s research will seek to understand how variation in genomes and environmental conditions impact desirable traits in poplars, fast-growing trees that are a crucial source of forest products.