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Boundless Impact Campaign Summary

Stories of impact

  • Video Item
    Think Wood exhibit bolsters partnership between colleges
    Think Wood exhibit bolsters partnership between colleges , video

    Edward Becker, an associate professor in the College of Architecture, Arts and Design says the Southwest Virginia and West Virginia region is the mecca of hardwood resources in North America. Becker's research focuses on using low carbon, sustainable resources for building construction using mass timber products. Specifically, students work with cross-laminated wood. The crucial element? The joint effort with AAD and the College of Natural Resources and Environment. The Think Wood exhibit is presented by the Softwood Lumber Board, and is a culmination of the collaboration between the two colleges.

    Date: Oct 19, 2022
  • Article Item
    Outside of Squires Student Center
    Commitment to affordability aids Virginia Tech's rise in value ranking , article

    The Presidential Scholarship Initiative is just one example of university efforts to remove traditional barriers to higher education. This work has been key to Virginia Tech rising to rank 22nd among more than 600 universities in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings last semester.

    Date: Oct 13, 2022
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    Students take a creative approach to fighting food insecurity
    Students take a creative approach to fighting food insecurity , video

    Students in Martha Sullivan's service-learning ceramics course are crafting soup bowls to be donated for a fall event hosted by the Plenty! foodbank and farm. Their bowls will be sold to benefit local organizations that fight food insecurity. "I think it's really great for the students to see that there's an entry level into community service," said Sullivan.

    Date: Oct 07, 2022