Blacksburg, VA – March 21th, 2019 – Virginia Tech Graduate School Assembly (GSA) is the governing body of approximately 4,000 on-campus and 2,000 off-campus graduate students. GSA works to improve campus life, scholarly development, and graduate community. The GSA at VT has been working on many great resolutions this year. I have been fortunate to co-chair the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and represent MLSoC students at the GSA.


Blacksburg, VA – April 26th, 2018 – BioBuild faculty and fellows hosted the first BioBuild symposium Building with Nature at the Holtzman alumni center at Virginia Tech. The event expands on the main principles of BioBuild exploring building systems and biological systems synergistically to discover innovative connections between these two fields.



Blacksburg, VA – March 19th, 2018 – VT Office of Sustainability realized our Green proposal by upgrading the Scene Shop lights. The new LEDs will save $2000+ annually in VT electricity fees and pay back the investment in ~3 years. Other benefits include reduced cooling load, light pollution, and external costs (such as CO2 emissions) with enhanced control (dimming), durability, and light quality.



Blacksburg, VA – December 2nd, 2017 – With BC faculty and students we hosted the annual event STEM Day of Play at Bishop Favrao Hall at Virginia Tech. The one-day event aims to expand children’s understanding of the principles of construction engineering and management. About 70 families attended the event with kids 5-7 years old. The event included a parent training session, practice activities, and take-away resources.



Blacksburg, VA – September 21, 2017 – Building Construction Seminar course invited industry professionals. This seminar provides students a mechanism to exchange ideas and opportunities through discussion, engagement, and reflection on organized events such as industry panels, study abroad programs, internship experiences, undergraduate research presentations, and other current program activities.



Blacksburg, VA – March 10, 2017 – During the Spring Break we built structures at Beliveau Estate Winery.