This year's Stanley Abbott Awards goes to Kaitlin Vavoso

Kaitlin Vavoso, a graduating senior, won this year's Stanley Abbott award given to the best senior project and joined the Abbott Society. Congratulations, Kaitlin! Five Abbott Society members (past winners) visited from as far as Florida to help judge six finalists.



Alums Billy Almond and Stacy Gibson were Major Contributors to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Brock Environmental Center Project

The Brock Environmental Center serves as the hub for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Hampton Road
office and supports its education, outreach, advocacy and restoration initiatives The Brock Environmental Center serves as the hub forthe Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Hampton Roadoffice and supports its education, outreach, advocacy andrestoration initiatives. 
Billy and Stacy were in charge of the Site Design & Civil Engineering part. 
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LAR Students Featured on Ashe Mountain Times

Current LAR students including Payton Villescas and Ashlee Wells participated in a design project for West Jefferson, North Carolina. Their work through CDAC (Community Design Assistance Center, an outreach arm of the college) was featured on Ashe Mountain Times on Feb 24, 2015. 


VT research by Prof Kim's team won 214 Research Excellence Award given by the Malaysian professional board

Former doctoral student, Shamsul Abu Bakar, PostDoc, Youngeun Kang, and Professor Kim won the award, which is the highest recognition by the Malaysian professional board for their research on nightscape, titled "Reducing Nightime Fear in Designed Landscape: A Study Using Eye-Tracking Technology." 


Alum's project featured on TV