October 2, 2018
Graduate Students - Nutshell Games registration is open!
The Nutshell Games will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27, on the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre stage, in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Science Festival .

Graduate student contestants will have 90 seconds to engage the audience and describe their research. All contestants will receive professional video recordings of their presentations. Three winners will each receive a $500 cash prize. And an enthralled audience gets to learn about lots of exciting research!

Entry form  here . Only the first 30 to enter will get to compete!
New undergraduate course with spring break study abroad

New Course Announcement: BIOL/FiW 3954 Darwin's Galapagos: Evolution in the Anthropocene is a new course that will be offered by Drs. Ignacio Moore, William Hopkins and Peter Graham in Spring 2019.

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New faculty grant program available to scale undergrad. research - Due Dec. 3
Grant funding between $10,000 and $15,000 will be awarded to individual faculty, teams of faculty, or departments, to facilitate the development of novel programs that aim to scale undergraduate research, through projects such as, but not limited to, course embedded undergraduate research experiences, scaffolded mentoring to facilitate large-scale research projects, and development of a comprehensive summer undergraduate research program.  

An interdisciplinary study of pipeline construction impacts

Virginia Tech faculty and eight undergraduate students from universities around the country spent the summer monitoring ecological and social impacts of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction, which bisects rivers, streams, wetlands, and national f...

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Freshwater ecologist, Cayelan Carey, stresses importance of Duck Pond for experiential learning
Related video: IGC Fellows in the Carey Lab, Nicole Ward and Ryan McClure, share a snapshot of teaching water sampling techniques to undergrads in the Duck Pond.
Congratulations, Michelle Stocker!
Michelle Stocker, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences, is the 2018 recipient of the College of Science's Diversity Award!

Michelle established the Women in (Geo)Sciences group in 2015. The award honors faculty and staff leaders who have made significant contributions to foster diversity and an inclusive climate in the College of Science, in Virginia Tech and in the broader community.
IGC Fellows float the New River!

On a beautiful September morning, a group of IGC members got together on the New River with two bucket boats (provided by the wonderful Virginia Tech Whitewater Club) and a great diversity of inflatable tubes, including watermelon, a pineapple...

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Invasive reptiles pose threats to Florida's native birds

Birds like Roseate Spoonbills and Burrowing Owls are ending up in the stomachs of hungry pythons and nile monitors. Is it too late to stop them? t's a sweaty morning last June on the outskirts of Tampa, and droves of reptile enthusiasts are...

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In case you missed it! Summer postcards: Sydney Hope, France

May 15, 2018 Postcard from Sydney Hope Bonjour de France! I am currently working at the Centre d'Etudes Biologique de Chizé (CEBC) in Villiers-en-Bois, France, in collaboration with Dr. Frédéric Angelier. I received two grants to be able to...

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Federal Agency Panel Session
Monday October 8th
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fralin Hall Auditorium
The session will feature four panelists from different federal government agencies – the FBI, NSA, EPA, and the USDA (US Forest Service).

The first hour of the event will feature a question and answer session involving panelists; then will shift to an informal networking reception at 7:00pm where students will have the opportunity to mingle with the federal agency representatives over light refreshments.

Students can register for this event through  Handshake .
Seminars of Interest:
EEB : Dr. Rocky Parker (JMU) - Sex pheromones in snakes and their (in)activation by hormones
Thursday, 10/4 at 3:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
GEOS : Dr. Rowan Lockwood, Associate Professor of Geology (William & Mary) - Conservation Paleobiology: The Fossil Record of Extinction in the Ocean
Friday, 10/5 at 4:00 pm
Derring Hall 4069
Hahn Garden Walk or Talk Series : IGC Fellow Sam Lane - Effects of urbanization on song sparrows
Wednesday, 10/10 at 12:00 pm
Hahn Horticulture Garden, Peggy Lee Hahn Pavilion
EEB : Dr. Dana Hawley, Promotion seminar - Why bite the hand that feeds you? The evolution of virulence in a songbird disease system
Thursday, 10/11 at 3:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
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