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Joshua Abelard (left) and Conor Sharp (right), graduate students in chemistry, in the chemical warfare lab in Hahn Hall South. They are working on a military project to create material coatings that are better resilient and can stop deadly chemical warfare agents.

Chemistry lab scene

Chemistry Celebration / 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.

Science Festival fun

Virginia Tech Science Festival / Oct. 27, 2018

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.

Kid at tailgate

College of Science Tailgate / Nov. 3, 2018

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.

Sandy Hall rendering

Sandy Hall rendering

Opening of Sandy Hall / Spring 2019

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.

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