Students from Franklin County Public Schools came out for the inaugural days of the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab on the Virginia Tech Roanoke campus in April.

Thinkabit Lab Opens in Roanoke

When the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab opened in Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region in fall 2016, planners were hoping the facility would average 2,000 student visits per year. That estimate was a ta...
Several of the graduate students who received awards at the Graduate School Awards Dinner gathered for a quick photo after the evening event.

Graduate Students Receive Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service

The Virginia Tech Graduate School honored master’s and doctoral degree students from across the university at the school’s annual awards dinner during Graduate Education Week. Students rece...
Stephen Dixon demonstrates his design of the artifacts and projects section of the online ePortfolios course his graduate class created.

Graduate Students Create Online Class to Help Others Succeed

Stephen Dixon, a December 2018 graduate of the master of arts in instructional design and technology program in the Virginia Tech School of Education, demonstrated how to work through his online...
Lisa Wilkes

Alumna Lisa Wilkes Named Vice President for Business Affairs at Virginia Tech

Lisa Wilkes, who earned her doctorate in higher education administration at the Virginia Tech School of Education, has been named the university’s vice president for business affairs. In th...
Angela Scarpa (left) and Jen Pollard Scott, both part of the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, will present at the fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium.

Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research Hosts Symposium in Northern Virginia

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host its fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium Sept. 21 in Falls Church, Virginia. The symposium brings together scientis...
Graduate Life Center exterior

Graduate School Diversity Scholars to Share Their Work

On May 3, the Virginia Tech Graduate School's 2018 Diversity Scholars will discuss their projects during a Diversity Spotlight program beginning at noon in the multipurpose room of the Graduate ...
Amy Azano with her son at the Moss Arts Center

Crowdfunding Project Aimed at Creating Autism-Friendly Environments

When her children were young, Amy Azano avoided most events because her son, as a child with autism spectrum disorder, found them too loud and bright and crowded. Then, one day, Azano’s fam...
Megan Lorincz, Joanna Papadopoulos, and Fadoua El Moustaid

Graduate School Citizen Scholars Connect Their Research with Their Communities

Each year, the Graduate School offers a challenge to graduate students: Create and implement a project that connects your research with a community. Students who accept the challenge and deve...
Elizabeth Creamer

Elizabeth Creamer Honored with Emerita Status

Elizabeth Creamer, professor of educational research and evaluation in the School of Education in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been conferred the title of professo...
Steven Janosik

Steven Janosik Honored with Emeritus Status

Steven Janosik, associate professor of higher education in the School of Education in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been conferred the title of associate profes...
Penny Burge

Penny Burge Honored with Emerita Status

Penny Burge, professor of educational research and evaluation in the School of Education in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been conferred the title of professor emer...
Kappa Delta Pi’s Xi Zeta chapter of Virginia Tech inducted students on February 24 at the War Memorial Chapel on the Blacksburg campus.

Kappa Delta Pi Inducts New Members

Scholarship, integrity in service, and commitment to teaching excellence are words that describe the qualities of the newest members of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. ...
Bryanne Peterson stands in the lobby of War Memorial Hall, one of her favorite quiet spots on campus.

Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Army Scholarship

When Staff Sergeant Bryanne Peterson turned 17, she had a plan. She would become the first woman in her family to join the military, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfathers. Now ...
Simeon Gwayi, director of studies for Mzuzu University, discusses library designs with Virginia Tech students and Mzuzu delegates.

School of Education Graduate Leads Delegation to Review Architectural Designs

The ashes of burned books formed piles that looked like small mountain ranges. Melted metal beams lay in heaps, and broken glass littered the ground. “It was eerie,” said Amanda Milella, one of fiv...
Carol Mullen

Fulbright Scholar Studies Creativity Across Cultures

A stereotype perplexed Carol Mullen. Was there any truth to the notion that the intensive focus on standardized testing meant that Chinese learners lacked creativity and the capacity to be imagina...
Mario Calixte in a Virginia Tech cap and gown

School of Education Graduate Gives Back to Haiti

In Haiti, the workday starts early, at 4 a.m. The sun won’t be fully out for several more hours when Mario Calixte, a graduate of Virginia Tech, heads to his day job in the bustle of motorbik...
Mary Tackett

Reading Between the Lines

The stories were raw and honest. Charged with emotion, words pooled out from the study participants, who were parents and teachers involved with educating students with autism in remote, rural Appalac...
A boy and a girl sketch out a concept together

Thinkabit Inspires a New Lab

“This was better than Disney World! Do we get to come back?” a Cedar Point Elementary School student exclaimed after visiting the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab at Virginia Tech back in April. Cedar Point Pr...
Yolanda Avent

Yolanda Avent Named Senior Director of Cultural and Community Centers

Yolanda Avent has been named senior director of Cultural and Community Centers at Virginia Tech. Avent, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 1998 with a degree in history, is returning to he...
Daniel Crosson

Giving Back to Those Who Serve

The day Paul Austin ’65 and his wife, Linda, met Daniel Crosson ’17 was perfect for tailgating. The temperate autumn breeze complemented the warm October sunshine. Chicago maroon and burnt orange blen...

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