Virginia Tech Science Magazine - 2018
Message from the Dean: The impact of Science
With everything going on in the world today, opportunity knocks for the Virginia Tech College of Science.
- Message from the Dean: The impact of Science
School Neuroscience expands its summer research, eyes study abroad program
The fast-growing School of Neuroscience has become a star attraction not only in the College of Science, but the university as a whole, all in a mere three years after its founding.
Evolving science education to prepare students for the 21st-century workforce and help them become generators of knowledge; supporting the basic scientific disciplines essential to discovery; and advancing the frontiers of scientific knowledge to address our most pressing challenges.
Data & The Brain
Applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies to the sciences, engineering, healthcare, business, and industry to promote evidence-based decisions; and understand the process of decision-making in all human endeavors, both clinically and behaviorally.
Studying global systems and how they affect all aspects of life, how they are impacted by human behavior, and how they can be employed to promote well-being; and considering human and environmental interactions that range from earth resource challenges to infectious disease.
Mastering the use of advanced materials, including polymers, biomaterials, bio-inspired materials, and geo-inspired materials, for health and medicine, the processing and energy generation and storage.
Oct. 19-20, 2018
A weekend of events for all Department of Chemistry alumni and their families. Join us as we celebrate the history of the chemistry department with tours of labs and the renovated Davidson Hall, hear talks from faculty, see lab demonstrations, and more.
Oct. 27, 2018
Virginia Tech Science Festival
The College of Science again will help host the Virginia Tech Science Festival as it returns for the fifth time to bring families and budding young scientists closer to all things geology, fossils, stars, medicine, chemistry, neuroscience, insects, and probably a snake … or two. The event has gained a strong reputation as one of Virginia Tech’s largest annual educational community events.
Nov. 3, 2018
College of Science Tailgate
Join the College of Science and several hundred of our closest friends for our annual pregame football celebration when the Hokies play Boston College. We’ll have food, drinks, entertainment, fun science booths for families and children, games, plus a visit by none other than the Hokie Bird! Location: Holtzman Alumni Center lawn. Time: TBD.
Opening of Sandy Hall
The School of Neuroscience will move its main offices to Sandy Hall, just off the Drillfield, with an expected finish time period of spring 2019. We will be holding a ribbon cutting as we celebrate this new space that will serve as the center of operations for one of Virginia Tech’s fastest growing programs. Date and time to be determined.