Calvin Waldron is most at home in a laboratory. The self-described “nerd at heart” loves nothing more than being surrounded by Bunsen burners and beakers as he discovers novel solutions to challenging problems.
Waldron is one of 14 students in the George Washington Carver Program, which encourages students from historically black or tribal colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, students from the Appalachian region, and other nontraditional students to enroll in graduate programs.
Mike Zhang, a professor of biological systems engineering, is working on a vaccine that could help smokers conquer their nicotine addiction, making many smoking-related diseases and deaths relics of the 21st century.
The College Diversity Council created the Diversity Incentive Fund in order to provide support for new, innovative, and creative approaches to raising awareness, engaging learners, and changing behaviors about inclusion within the academic community as well as the broader communities the college serves.
Rebecca Cockrum of the Department of Dairy Science is integrating her research interests with teaching to better equip students with the tools to succeed in the dairy industry.
2015-16 Scholarship Applications are due March 1, 2015.
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.