Editor’s Picks News

Jasmine Castillo
When high schooler Jasmine Castillo of Fairfax, Virginia, learned that Virginia Tech had offered her a Beyond Boundaries Scholarship, she rushed into the living room to find her mother. “Mom,” she cried, “I’m going to college! You don’t have to pay for it; you’re good.” “My mother said, ...
Two students test their roving, robot vacuum topped with stuffed animals in the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab.
Crafts and tools line the walls inside brightly painted rooms at the end of the first floor hall in Virginia Tech’s Falls Church campus in the National Capital Region. It’s here in the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab at Virginia Tech that, since 2016, more than 4,000 students and teachers, primarily...
Sylvester Johnson
Sylvester Johnson, an award-winning scholar engaged in exploring humanity in the age of intelligent machines, has been named director of Virginia Tech’s Center for the Humanities. He will also serve as the university’s assistant vice provost for the humanities. The newly established Cente...
Monica Kimbrell
The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences has launched the university’s first Office for VT-Shaped Learning. The program is intended to help undergraduates excel academically through disciplinary depth, interdisciplinary capacities, experiential learning, and a strong humanistic perspective. ...

Everyday Ambassador

Morgan Sykes
As an undergraduate Morgan Sykes worked with prospective Hokies, was at the table when major university decisions were made, and spearheaded an effort to bring young students to Virginia Tech for a taste of college life. And that was all before she even collected her college degree. The ...