COVER: Allen Gross, a re-enactor
with the 24th Va. and 83rd Pa. Civil
War Living History Organization,
outside the Major Graham Mansion in southwestern Virginia's Wythe
County. Graham was a lieutenant
in the Civil War. Photo by Jim Stroup.
During an illustrious career spanning more than
40 years, James I. "Bud" Robertson Jr. has written
more than 20 books, created numerous educational
resources, and engrossed thousands of Virginia Tech
Raising more than $1 million in 2009 and 2010 combined, students have pushed the Virginia Tech Relay For Life to the very top. The annual event is just one example of how service is the lifeblood of the Tech community.
With a hands-on, minds-on approach to the learning experience, Virginia Tech teachers stock their classrooms with more than just slide rules and No. 2 pencils. Legos, fungi, and even daggers provide students with a memorable educational experience.
Honors colloquia bring exemplary students and committed faculty and administrators into the classroom for courses that develop creative solutions to real-world problems, whether the solution helps a village in Honduras or a science museum in Roanoke, Va.
Recipient of the 2010 William E. Wine Achievement Award, Associate Professor Patricia Amateis brings chemistry to life in the classroom, peppering large, introductory science classes with her inimitable teaching style.