1. Pizza with the President 2014 - Virginia Tech

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    Participants in Virginia Tech's Summer Academy get the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments at a gathering with President Tim Sands.

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    • Parasitic Plant Time lapse - Virginia Tech

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      Professor Jim Westwood has discovered that parasitic plants and their hosts have extensive communications with each other and exchange vast amounts of information. He used dodder and tomato plants, shown in this time-lapse video, for his experiment that measured the exchange of mRNA between species.

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      • Winter Session at Pandapas - Virginia Tech

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        Winter Sessions is designed, in part, to give Virginia Tech students the opportunity to accelerate the path to degree and explore new areas and curricula outside their course of study. The university offered its first winter session December 2013-January 2014. This video features one course offered by the College of Natural Resources and Environment for graduate students to learn the best practices for field studies. Students put their skills to the test at Pandapas Pond, located just outside the town of Blacksburg.

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        • VISTA teaches problem-based learning - Virginia Tech

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          Regional teachers visited the Virginia Tech quarry this summer to learn about geology and engineering. VISTA, the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement, organized the trip as part of a larger initiative to help grade school teachers learn new instructional techniques. http://www.science.vt.edu

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          • Boosting farm profits in Ecuador while protecting the environment - Virginia Tech

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            Austin Larrowe and Corinna Clements, students of Professor Jeff Alwang, recently went to Ecuador to conduct field research. The group from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is looking into ways to boost farmers’ profits while protecting the environment.

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            • Virginia Tech Admissions 2014 - 1

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              A hands-on, minds-on learning and research environment inside and outside the classroom. Create knowledge and breakthroughs with art and technology. Build a better community. Invent a better future. Snart now at Virginia Tech – inventyourfuture.vt.edu.

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              • Virginia Tech Admissions 2014 - 2

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                A hands-on, minds-on learning and research environment inside and outside the classroom. Create knowledge and breakthroughs with art and technology. Build a better community. Invent a better future. Snart now at Virginia Tech – inventyourfuture.vt.edu.

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                • Virginia Tech Admissions 2014 - 3

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                  A hands-on, minds-on learning and research environment inside and outside the classroom. Create knowledge and breakthroughs with art and technology. Build a better community. Invent a better future. Snart now at Virginia Tech – inventyourfuture.vt.edu.

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                  • DARwIn Robot Moves to Signature Engineering Building - Virginia Tech

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                    DARwIn-OP, along with the Terrestrial Robotics Engineering & Controls Laboratory, is on the move from Randolph Hall to the new Signature Engineering Building. The robotics lab, part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, also features CHARI the Humanoid Robot and THOR, the new robot that is part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The lab is located on the second floor of the new building, at the corner of Prices Fork Road and Stanger Street. http://www.me.vt.edu/trec/ http://www.me.vt.edu/

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                    • Why work at Virginia Tech?

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                      Virginia Tech offers its employees a high quality of life. Hear some first-hand accounts about why people choose to work here.

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