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National Capital Region Notices

CPE offers two Project Management Professional (PMP) certification prep courses in the National Capital Region

Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) at Virginia Tech is offering two Project Management Professional (PMP) certification prep courses in the National Capital Region. An eight-Saturday course option begins at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church on Feb. 21 and runs through April 11. A second option, a five-day boot camp, will be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington, from March 2 to 6. For those who have already earned certification, each course also offers 56 professional development units (PDUs) to maintain certification. Visit here for detailed information and to apply for these courses.

ISCE 2015 Summer Scholars Program applications due March 5, 2015

Applications for the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) 2015 Summer Scholars Program are due on March 5, 2015. The Request for Applications (RFA) and required forms (application coversheet and itemized budget form) are posted on the ISCE website under announcements. Summer Scholars awards are for up to $20,000; Summer Scholar In-Residence awards are in the range of $30,000 to $35,000; and up to 33 percent of the total budget may be requested for use in Summer Session II (July/Aug).

Proposals are welcome from faculty members in all departments, centers, and programs at Virginia Tech whose research/scholarship is grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. The PI is expected to be a full-time, tenure-track/tenured faculty member; at least one primary member of the proposal team must be from a college represented by the ISCE stakeholders, i.e., College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS), College of Science (COS), Pamplin College of Business, College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), or an ISCE-supported center (Center for Public Health Practice and Research, Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, and the Metropolitan Institute). Email Karen Roberto with any questions.

Virginia Tech offers new Online Master of Agricultural and Life Science program

Virginia Tech’s Online Master of Agricultural and Life Sciences program is uniquely positioned to meet the evolving and dynamic needs of today’s agricultural professionals, offering concentrations in the areas of education, environmental science, food safety and biosecurity, leadership studies, and plant science and pest management.

This degree provides practical application taught by faculty experts who are both in the classroom and in the field, researching and practicing what they teach daily. The online format allows students to study the world-class curriculum that Virginia Tech is known for, while earning the same regionally accredited degree as an on-campus student. With this tailored educational experience, graduates from the program have greater knowledge of industry competencies to effectively and strategically lead in one of the dynamic agricultural and life science industries. Click here to learn more, request information, or apply to the program.

Executive Briefing Center Fund available to support ad hoc meetings at Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington

Virginia Tech entities in need of meeting and/or event space for activities not otherwise supported by sponsored grants/contracts or registration fees, may apply for financial support through the Executive Briefing Center (EBC) Fund. The EBC Fund – limited in size and distributed on a yearly basis -- is subsidized by Virginia Tech and may be applied to cover facility rental fees at the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington.

This resource can be utilized to support pop-up meetings with both internal and external entities. Located on the second floor of the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington, the EBC provides guests easy access to meeting space. Accommodations will be made until the funds for the year are exhausted. To qualify for funding, programs/requests must meet the following criteria:

  • Sponsor/event coordinator must be a Virginia Tech faculty/staff member conducting official Virginia Tech business and must be present at the meeting
  • Requests for space may be made no more than 30 days in advance of the meeting/event date for the East/West Falls Church Room, and 60 days in advance for all other EBC rooms
  • Meeting/event has no financial support from sponsored grants/contracts or registration fees

If your department is in need of a meeting space and meets the above criteria, contact Larissa LaCour, EBC Manager, at For more information on the EBC, click here.

Hokie Passports available at Northern Virginia Center

Hokie Passports are Virginia Tech’s official identification card. Employees and current students are eligible to receive one. Bring photo identification (such as a driver’s license or passport) to the Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, on the lower level; complete a card request; and have a Hokie Passport made Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Contact Debbie Cash at or 703-538-8341 for an appointment or with any questions.

Use and correct version of the National Capital Region logo

The National Capital Region logo is an official sub brand of the university logo and can be used for documents, presentations, stationery, etc. Please use the correct version of the logo and discard the older, “stacked” version of the logo which you may have in your files. To request a copy of the logo in a particular format, please contact

The University Brand Guide, published by University Relations, and a download site for Virginia Tech logos and templates can be accessed from this website.

Do you have surplus items to send to Blacksburg?

The Virginia Tech Purchasing Department will plan to pick up surplus items from the National Capital Region when there are enough items to warrant the cost/time it takes to make the trip from Blacksburg. Please complete surplus forms and submit them to the department on an ongoing basis. Contact Ron Barrett with any questions.

Scholar of the Week feature seeks nominations

From: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research presents the online Scholar of the Week as a way to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at Virginia Tech.

Recognition is based on research and/or scholarship. If you'd like to nominate an individual, provide a sentence describing the nominee's research, scholarship, or creative work in non-technical, generally accessible language. A second sentence with an example or application would be helpful.

Nominations may be submitted to Beth Tranter.