October 9, 2018
RFP: Global Change Center Undergraduate Research Grants

The GCC is accepting proposals from undergraduate students and their GCC-affiliated faculty mentor(s) to support undergraduate research that will advance the mission of the GCC. Award requests can range from $250 – $1,000. Deadline is Dec. 15, 2018.

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ATTN: Junior Faculty! Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research
The Jeffress Trust Program provides $100,000 awards as seed funding to support one-year pilot studies that encourage the development of innovative interdisciplinary strategies that integrate computational and quantitative scientific strategies across a broad range of scientific disciplines. Faculty that are within seven years of their first faculty appointment are eligible to apply as PIs.

The Notice of Intent internal deadline for VT is Nov. 27, 2018.
*Please note, the RFP has not yet been posted. Dates and instructions are based on based on historical trends.

More information will be posted on the VT Limited Submissions page when available.
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IPCC global report shares updated climate change assessment

The impacts and costs of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) of global warming will be far greater than expected, according to a comprehensive assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released Sunday in Incheon, ...

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Congratulations, Peter Vikesland!
Peter Vikesland , Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, is awarded the Walter J. Weber, Jr. AEESP Frontier in Research Award by the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors Foundation.

The annual award recognizes an environmental engineering or science professor who has advanced the field through recognized research leadership and pioneering efforts in a new and innovative research area.
Science event brings the laboratory out into the public

THE ROANOKE TIMES | BLACKSBURG - A few beers, some trivia and a short science talk are brewing a strong connection between local researchers and the general public in the New River Valley.

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Sydney Hope recaps her avian research abroad in France

Sydney Hope returned to Virginia Tech this fall semester after spending 7 months overseas conducting avian research at the Centre d'Etudes Biologique de Chizé (CEBC) in Villier-en-Bois, France. While in France, Sydney specifically studied how urba...

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VA Representatives tour VT conservation research facilities

October 5, 2018 In a recent visit to the Virginia Tech campus, approximately forty state representatives toured several research facilities across campus as part of a Joint Retreat of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural...

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GeoFair & Mineral Sale
Saturday, October 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
VT Museum of Geosciences,
2062 Derring Hall
Hands-on, family-friendly event with learning stations about geosciences, and beautiful minerals for sale priced for teachers and students (cash or check best). Open to the public and Family Day visitors. Free admission and parking. Sponsored by the Museum of Geosciences.

Seminars of Interest:
BSE / GSS DA : Dr. Jonathan Resop , Senior Lecturer at the University of Maryland - Mapping riverscapes using drone-based laser scanning
Tuesday, 10/9 at 3:30 pm
HABB1 Room 108
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 HawleyPromotion 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
EWR : Dr. Mark Rood, Ivan Rachel Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; AAEES Kappe Lecture
Friday, 10/12 at 2:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
GEOS : Dr. John Valley , Charles R. Van Hise Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison - studying stable isotope geochemistry and metamorphic petrology
Friday, 10/12 at 4:00 pm
Derring Hall 4069
Understanding Careers in Conservation: Allison Vogt , Deputy Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maryland and DC.
Tuesday, 10/16 at 2:00 pm
Fralin Auditorium
GEOS : Dr. David Boutt , Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst - studying hydrogeology, watershed hydrology and groundwater recharge/discharge
Tuesday, 10/16 at 4:00 pm
Derring Hall 4069
Outdoor Family Class: Sun Prints in Blue
Saturday, October 13
9:30 - 11:30 am
Heritage Park in Blacksburg, 2300 Glade Road
Geared for children ages 3 to 8+ and their families. Join the New River Land Trust and Sustainable Blacksburg to explore the wonder of nature's shapes and textures and capture their beauty through the unique lens of Cyanotypes or "blue prints". Hosted by local artist and photographer, Pippi Miller.

Class is free but registration is required at youthoutreach@newriverlandtrust.org

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