Alysha Simmons of Virginia Beach, Va., a junior majoring in animal and poultry sciences won second place in the Virginia/North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation’s Sixth Annual Research Symposium's oral competition.
A team of dairy science students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently garnered a second-place finish in the 12th annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge against 223 competitors from 37 colleges and universities hailing from throughout the United States and Canada.
Dianne Bourne, lab and research specialist for the Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has received the university's 2013 President's Award for Excellence.
Horticulture Assistant Professor Bingyu Zhao studies biotechnology and genomics of biofuel feedstocks. His lab is working on switchgrass (Panicum virginicum), which is considered a prime candidate for large-scale biomass production for ligno-cellulose derived bio-energy.
AEE senior Shasta Sowers, of Floyd, Va., is the 2013 Outstanding Senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Innovations highlights the latest news about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and research and academics in the college. It also profiles alumni who champion the mission of Virginia Tech long after graduation.