Water & Health in Rural China & Appalachia Conference at VT – October 4th, 2019


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October 4th – Water & Health in Rural China & Appalachia  Conference will be held at Virginia Tech

The goal of this one-day conference is to connect VT faculty and students with researchers and officials from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and UC Berkeley in order to share past/present/planned research that is relevant to low-income settings in rural Appalachia and China. The conference and attendant working sessions (held before and after) will also serve as a forum for officially expanding The Berkeley/China-CDC Program for Water & Health to Virginia ...

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Biology professor aims to better educate students on sex and gender

From the Collegiate Times

By Mike Liu  |  February 12, 2019

Sex and gender are two different concepts. The distinction is that sex is purely based on an individual’s reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics while gender is a person’s social role or personal identification of one’s own sex based on an internal awareness.

The differences between sex and gender has sparked many discussions in today’s society. Prominent news agencies such as The New York Times and BBC ...

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New environmental sensing and monitoring system tested and evaluated at Virginia Tech

From VT News

JANUARY 8, 2019

On the edge of Virginia Tech’s campus, on a stretch of farmland that few students ever visit, small boxes are whirling through the season’s change to winter, collecting and transmitting data that will make it easier for scientists to monitor and collect data across landscapes.

This field test of an environmental sensing system is one step in a project between the College of Natural Resources and EnvironmentInnovative Wireless Technologies, a leading wireless mesh network company headquartered ...

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