Research in the News

Indoor market in Panajachel, Guatemala
Indoor market in Panajachel, Guatemala. Photograph by Matt Stabile.
Lindsey Bass at the duck pond
Lindsey Bass is the first recipient of the Glen E. Salmon Scholarship for Multidisciplinary Studies. She is pursuing dual degrees in mechanical engineering and vocal performance.

As a current undergraduate researcher in the Design, Research, and Education for Additive Manufacturing Systems (DREAMS) lab at Virginia Tech, Lindsey Bass was selected as the first Glen Salmon Scholar.

Marc Edwards, Charles Lunsford Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech

Marc Edwards portrait Flint
Marc Edwards, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of civil and environmental engineering, has exposed serious lead pollution in municipal water systems in Flint, Michigan, and Washington, D.C.
Morgan Sykes
Recent graduate Morgan Sykes walks during spring commencement. Sykes credits scholarships, and the donors who created them, with being able to participate in extracurricular activities. Being involved, she said, made her college experience rewarding.

OUR Ambassadors 2016-2017

OUR is excited to announce the 2016-2017 Ambassadors. Over 30 applicants applied to volunteer to be an ambassador for our office and selected the best of the best to represent Undergraduate Research here at Virginia Tech. These 14 Hokies exemplify what it means to be ambassador for research. With their diverse research background and knowledge, this group will be able to help more students than ever before. Four ambassadors will be returning from the 2015-216 group; Alex, Amina, Chentelle, and Colby; mentoring and guiding their new colleagues. This upcoming academic year will be the best one yet.  

“We were proud to have these six young women represent Virginia Tech at the Meeting of the Minds Conference,” said Keri Swaby, coordinator of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “Their research and scholarship was diverse — the arts, international affairs, literature, science, and medicine — showcased the breadth and depth of possible areas for our students to explore with our expert faculty.”

In addition to sharing research with their peers, the participants had a full schedule of tours, speakers, meals, and entertainment throughout the three-day conference.

The Office of Undergraduate Research opens up applications to represent Virginia Tech at the Meeting of the Minds early every spring semester. Selected students receive support for travel and accommodations. 

Virginia Tech has sponsored 2-4 students annually to attend NCUR which is held at campuses around the country.  This year, a record 14 Virginia tech presentations, in both oral and poster format, were selected for NCUR held at University of North Carolina Asheville in Asheville North Carolina. 

Ambassador Office Hours:

Day/time         Location

Monday 9a-10a

Tuesday 8a-9a

Wednesday 5p-6p

Thursday 4p-5p

Friday 2p-3p