Rebecca Hester (left) and Emily Satterwhite

Rebecca Hester and Emily Satterwhite Receive Diggs Teaching Scholars Award

Emily Satterwhite, an associate professor in the Department of Religion and Culture, and Rebecca Hester, an associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, both in the Colle...
Stephanie Arnold, a human development major with minors in medicine and society and in disabilities studies, focuses her research on assistive technologies for the blind, such as this desktop magnifier in Virginia Tech’s Accessible Technologies lab.

Department of Science, Technology, and Society to Celebrate Its Inaugural Research Day

Stephanie Arnold had a decision to make. The Virginia Tech junior could do a culminating project on any topic related to her Technology and Disability course. For someone studying to be a geriatric...
Two performers of the Salt Marsh Suite dance on stage at the ACCelerate Festival.

ACCelerate Festival Showcased Innovation on a National Stage

An estimated 36,000 people passed through the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., for ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival, a three-d...
Gary Downey stands at a blackboard

Book on Engineering in Korea Honored

The Korean translation of Engineers for Korea, by Kyonghee Han and Gary Downey, an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, has been named a 2017 Sejong Bo...
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets flag flutters in the breeze.

A Flag Once Again Flies over Virginia Tech’s Lane Hall

For the first time in more than two decades, a flag flies proudly over Lane Hall, home to the Department of Religion and Culture and the Department of Science and Technology in Society, both in the Co...
Gary Downey

Gary Downey Reappointed Alumni Distinguished Professor

Gary Downey, a scholar internationally recognized for his pioneering approach to the study and education of engineers, has been named the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science and Technolo...
Barbara Allen, center, confers with Alison Cohen and environmental activist Gerard Casanova from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône to map an approach to conducting a participatory health survey in two polluted French towns.

Enlisting French Residents for Study Validating Pollution-Driven Health Claims

For many years, state-funded health studies have disproved claims by residents and local doctors in one of France’s largest industrial regions that people living in this area had elevated levels of ma...
A red panda walks along the tree.

Empowerment of Women Key to Biodiversity Protection

In the interplay between the world’s burgeoning human population and the dramatic loss of other species, the key is to empower women.
Recipients of the college's 2017 faculty awards

Awards Ceremony Celebrates Faculty Throughout College

The 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Faculty Awards ceremony took place in the Owens Banquet Hall on March 14. Presenting this year’s awards were Rosemary Blieszner, interim dean of ...
Ashley Shew

Ashley Shew Awarded Certificate of Teaching Excellence

Ashley Shew, an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society, received a 2017 Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the College for Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. ...
Philip Olson

Philip Olson Receives Excellence in Outreach and International Initiatives Award

Philip Olson, an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society, received a 2017 Excellence in Outreach and International Initiatives Award from the College for Liberal Art...
Crystal Cook Marshall

A Message of Hope for Appalachian Prosperity

Born in West Virginia and descended from coal miners, Crystal Cook Marshall knows all too well the stereotype of Appalachians as clannish and feuding, poor, and uneducated — the image ...
Justin Cronin

Best-Selling Author Justin Cronin to Offer Performance and Craft Talk

On the heels of releasing the final book in his popular trilogy The Passage, New York Times best-selling author Justin Cronin will take part in a multiday residency at Virginia Tech, which will includ...
Katrina Powell (right), coordinator for VT Stories, reviews the website with Tarryn Abrahams, a graduate research assistant, with Jessie Rogers working in the background.

VT Stories Captures Alumni Experiences

Every Hokie has a story. Whether attending as a cadet in the years following World War II, breaking ground as one of the first African American women to be accepted as a student, or using tim...
Students working at a maker camp.

Faculty Receive Grant to Transform Undergraduate Engineering Education

The world is embracing a new type of engineer — a design thinker who is innovative, flexible, and collaborative. A transdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech faculty members has received $2 million in su...
Doris Zallen

Doris Zallen Honored with Emerita Status

Doris Zallen, professor of science and technology studies and humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita b...

We Thought the World Would Be Cooler

Will automated drones, driverless cars, and intelligent robotics improve lives or destroy societies? That was the principal question fueling a touchscreen arcade game that Virginia Tech students creat...


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