September 25, 2018
2019 Undergraduate
Science Policy Fellowship

In partnership with the School of Public and International Affairs, the GCC will provide funds to cover tuition (6-credits), housing and fees for participation in SPIA's Washington Semester, Leadership through Policy and Governance summer program.

Please share this opportunity with your networks in contact with rising junior and senior science and engineering majors!

Applications now available
Due by December 1, 2018

Applications and more information available on our website at

IGEP Reception
Wednesday, October 10th
IGEP Faculty and Students are cordially invited to the Graduate School's Fall 2018 IGEP Reception, to be held in the Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room. 

Please plan to attend - it's important for the IGC to be well represented at this university-wide IGEP event!

RSVP is requested by tomorrow - Wednesday, September 26.
Rotating Resilience Roundtables
Oct 11 & 12, Blacksburg campus
GCC Faculty - if you are interested in what is going on in our coastal zone this will be a great opportunity to interact with stakeholders from the Hampton Roads area in person and in a small group setting.

Co-organized by the Coastal@VT initiative and Old Dominion University / Virginia Sea Grant Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program.

Researchers examine how the laws of physics impact evolution

Think about the fast sprint of a cheetah or the rapid undulation of a swimming fish. All biological motion is dependent on the rules of mechanics, which is a branch of physics that deals with the motion of material bodies and the forces exerted...

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Genetic variation influences evolutionary patterns

In the study, McGlothlin and his team - which included Edmund "Butch" Brodie III, a professor at the University of Virginia and McGlothlin's former postdoctoral mentor, and Jonathan Losos, a professor of biology at Washington University in St.

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John Little reappointed Charles E. Via Jr. Professor

John Little, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was reappointed the Charles E. Via Jr. Professor in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by Virginia Tech President ...

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New research uses analytics to improve disaster aid planning

When disaster strikes, having relief supplies in the right place to be deployed swiftly is critical. Humanitarian relief agencies often position such supplies in advance to help ensure ready availability but lack a good way to gauge the...

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Congratulations, Dr. Gifty Anane-Taabeah!

Kudos to Dr. Gifty Anane-Taabeah for successfully defending her PhD dissertation on Tuesday, September 18, 2018! Gifty has completed her doctoral study within the College of Natural Resource's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Department, under the...

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A Watershed Moment for Conservation in the NRV

In 1909, John B. Laing purchased a large property on Big Mountain in Giles County. Even at that time, he recognized the area was special. He wrote, "There is not any place that I know of that I would get more pleasure in protecting for the future ...

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Seminars of Interest:
Former Brazilian minister of the environment to speak 9/27

Internationally, she has been recognized numerous times by the United Nations for her knowledge and experience in environmental policy, serving as a key leader at the 2012 U.N. Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development and leading the...

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EEB : Dr. Elizabeth Tibbetts (University of Michigan) - Wasps know each other's faces: communication and cognition in the Polistes
Thursday, 9/27 at 3:30 pm
Derring Hall 4069
GEOS : Dr. Sara Pruss - Associate Professor of Geosciences (Smith College)
Friday, 9/28 at 4:00 pm
Derring Hall 4069
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)
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
GO Outside Festival
October 12-14
Roanoke, VA

The Go Outside Festival is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outside recreation. By combining the things outdoor enthusiasts love - camping, music, gear, races, and demos all in a beautiful outdoor setting – GO Fest is a celebration of everything outdoors. Roanoke GO Fest is a partnership between the nonprofit  Roanoke Outside Foundation  and the City of Roanoke Department of Parks and Recreation. 

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