May 19, 2020
Cristina Marcillo wins the 2020 Randolph L. Grayson...

Congratulations to IGC alumna Dr. Cristina Marcillo, who just received a 2020 Randolph L. Grayson Outstanding VT-CALS Diversity Scholar Award! Throughout her four-year graduate career at Virginia Tech, Cristina has displayed her...

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Course of Interest: Outreach in Biology (BIOL- 6004/ CRN 91838) with
Dr. Dana Hawley
Do you need to fulfill your IGC "Communicating Science" requirement? Would you like to improve your ability to communicate science, both to scientific peers and the public? Do you want to develop an effective elevator speech / "Nutshell" talk about your research? Do you want to design an effective outreach activity for a classroom or festival? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then sign up for this Outreach in Biology course!

Check out the course flyer for more information on what's covered in the class, and contact GCC affiliate Dr. Dana Hawley with any questions.
Funding opportunity: Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative
Building upon the ongoing and highly productive Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) cooperative red tide research and monitoring program, this new applied science Initiative will receive six years of funding from the Florida Legislature.

Research proposals should focus on new and novel ideas or expanding testing of previously researched products and technologies that can assist resource managers with red tide mitigation immediately or in the very near future.
Dr. Florian Zach - Hospitality & Tourism Management

Florian Zach, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He received his PhD in Business Administration...

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Melissa Burt - Biological Sciences

Melissa began her foray into the world of ecology while an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina. With an initial interest in medicine, she soon learned of a field that would combine her love of biology...

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Join in Downtown Blacksburg's Cash Mobs!
Downtown Blacksburg's Cash Mobs are back with a twist! Support our local member businesses in this 2-week initiative. Feel free to participate in one or all of the categories/days and post your choice of dining or shopping downtown in the group, including a photo or a recommendation for others to try something new! For a list of DBI members visit .
Amid thirst for COVID-19 news, Marr gets her viral moment

BLACKSBURG - GCC affiliate Linsey Marr's sudden scientific fame could be traced to day care. A dozen years ago, the Virginia Tech professor began wondering why her son kept getting ill. Despite day care workers' frequent cleaning, she would get a...

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Joint fact-finding and collaborative adaptive...

By Caleb O'Brien | As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, the role of science in policymaking can be complex and fraught. Recently, Global Change Center affiliate Todd Schenk, Assistant Professor in the School of Public and International...

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What is scientific consensus, and how do we achieve it?

By Melissa Burt | The first-year IGC seminar students discussed the challenges of reaching " scientific consensus" with Dr. Julia Gohlke(Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences), who shared her experiences working on panels ...

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