November 6, 2018
Welcome New GCC Faculty Affiliates!
Dr. Jonathan Czuba
Biological Systems Engineering
Dr. Jonathan Czuba joined VT's BSE Department as an Assistant Professor of Watershed Engineering in 2017. His research focuses on the physical processes in rivers, their linkages to water quality, nutrients, vegetation, and biota, and their response to climate and human forcing at the water, food, and energy nexus. More recently, Dr. Czuba's research has expanded to studying microplastics in rivers.

Dr. Susan Whitehead
Biological Sciences
Dr. Susan Whitehead joined Virginia Tech in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Biological Scienc es. Her research focuses on the ecological mechanisms and evolutionary consequences of species interactions. Specifically, she focuses on plants and their complex webs of interactions with herbivores, pathogens, seed dispersers, pollinators, and symbiotic microbes. Dr. Whitehead is excited to form new collaborations within the GCC and IGC Community!

GRAD 5144 - Communicating Science
Two sections available for Spring 2019
There are two sections (36 spots for graduate students) available in the spring semester in the Graduate Course in Communicating Science (GRAD 5144, CRN 15049 and CRN 15050). One section of the 2-credit participatory course will be taught by Professor Patricia Raun (Tuesdays, 4 pm to 7 pm), and the other will be taught by Dr. Carrie Kroehler (Thursdays, noon to 3 pm).

GRAD 5144 is one of two courses that count toward the IGC Science Communication requirement (the other is BIOL 6004 - Outreach in Biology).

This course is offered by the Center for Communicating Science at VT
Water experts study emerging threat of antibiotic resistance

Through the awarding of two contracts, the Centers for Disease Control is tapping the expertise of Amy Pruden and Marc Edwards in a wider effort to address emerging public health priorities. Bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics lead to an...

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$1 billion donated to protect wild places across the globe

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hansjörg Wyss says the money will go toward a U.N. goal to protect 30 percent of the Earth by 2030. Wyss is partnering with the National Geographic Society, the Nature Conservancy, and Argentine conservation group Fundacion Flo...

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IGC Seminar Reflection Series: Scientific Consensus

BY BECCA O'BRIEN The Sun circles the earth! Spontaneous generation can bring forth life! The earth is one solid mass! These are all statements that the majority of scientists once agreed with, but that we now recognize to be incorrect.

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Science is bigger than you think! IGC at VT Science Festival

The IGC Grad Student Organization sponsored an outreach table at the Virginia Tech Science Festival Expo in the Moss Arts Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm held on Saturday, October 27th. Their station featured specimens and information from the...

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IGC Fellow, Brenen Wynd, wins big in Nutshell Games!

Videos now available - watch IGC Fellows present their research "in a nutshell"! We are very proud of Brenen Wynd, Ph.D. student in the Department of Geoscience, and Bennett Grooms, Ph.D. student in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservatio...

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Seminars of Interest:
EEB Dr. Nicholas Pyenson , Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution - The Past, Present, and Future of Whales
Thursday, 11/8 at 3:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
EWR : Dr. Daniel Zitomer - Professor of CEE, Director of Water Quality Center at Marquette University
Friday, 11/9 at 2:30 pm
Durham 261
GEOS : Dr. Hanna Sizemore , Planetary Science Institute - Ice and Unfrozen Water on Late Amazonian Mars
Friday, 11/9 at 4:00 pm
Derring Hall 4069
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