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Q&A with President Timothy Sands

Timothy Sands, who became Virginia Tech’s 16th president in June, was the provost at Purdue University, so he has a history with land-grant universities. We asked him for his thoughts on the land-grant mission, student experiences, and how the university impacts Virginia.

    Q&A with President Timothy Sands

Q&A with President Timothy Sands

Timothy Sands, who became Virginia Tech’s 16th president in June, was the provost at Purdue University, so he has a history with land-grant universities. We asked him for his thoughts on the land-grant mission, student experiences, and how the university impacts Virginia.

    Q&A with President Timothy Sands

Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

“We live in an area where snow, ice, and low temperatures are common, and winterizing your home is a good first step in preparing for winter months,” says Michael Martin, Virginia Cooperative Extension emergency response and preparedness coordinator.

    Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

Student researcher studies the core of cider production

Meg McGuire of Dublin, Virginia, a senior majoring in food science is interested in how the crop yield of apple trees affects the apple quality and ultimately, cider quality.

    Student researcher studies the core of cider production

Researchers pinpoint traits that help 'urban' mosquito transmit malaria

An international team of researchers led by Virginia Tech scientists analyzed the genome of a mosquito species notorious for transmitting malaria in urban environments.

    Researchers pinpoint traits that help 'urban' mosquito transmit malaria

Sowing the Future

A 2013 United Nations report projects that the world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050. More food must be grown in a shrinking amount of space.

    Sowing the Future

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Faculty: Fabio Almeida

    Fabio Almeida, assistant professor, HNFE

The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Fabio Almeida recently taught a course in Brazil.

Undergraduate: Kristen Fread

    Kristen Fread

Kristen Fread, a senior in the Department of Biochemistry from Accomac, Virginia, is also pursuing minors in chemistry and Spanish.


Scholarship Applications

2015-16 Scholarship Applications are due March 1, 2015.



Innovations

    Front cover of Innovations, the CALS news magazine.

 

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.


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