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Project Management Certification Online 15-16
January 1-31, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

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Categories: On-line Learning

Internship Program in Nutrition and Dietetics - 2016-2017 Application Fee
January 1, - Debruary 15, 2016
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia or Northern Virginia

The purpose of this registration link is to accept application fees for the 2016-2017 Internship Program in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Contact
Donna Raines
Continuing and Professional Education
(540) 231-5241
draines@vt.edu

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Categories: Health and Medicine

Introductory Tax Preparation Seminar Richmond
January 4, 2016

Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar is an intensive study of the tax law and regulation governing individuals, small businesses, and farms. It is designed for a person with tax experience. Preparation of both federal and state taxes will be covered. Experienced CPAs, EAs, Virginia Tech faculty, the IRS and Virginia Tax Department will examine new tax laws and their implications. We offer a variety of evening sessions at selected locations focusing on specific topics of interest to practitioners.

Contact
Ryan Kirtley
Virginia Tech Income Tax School
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
office: (540)231-7936
rkirtley@vt.edu

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Introductory Tax Preparation Seminar Roanoke
January 5, 2016

Roanoke, Virginia

The Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar is an intensive study of the tax law and regulation governing individuals, small businesses, and farms. It is designed for a person with tax experience. Preparation of both federal and state taxes will be covered. Experienced CPAs, EAs, Virginia Tech faculty, the IRS and Virginia Tax Department will examine new tax laws and their implications. We offer a variety of evening sessions at selected locations focusing on specific topics of interest to practitioners.

Contact
Ryan Kirtley
Virginia Tech Income Tax School
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
office: (540)231-7936
rkirtley@vt.edu

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Intro to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems
January 12-13, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Intro to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

Contact
Robyn Smyth
robyn@vt.edu

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VDOE Title III Statewide Consortium Conference 2016
January 20-21, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, VA

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to host the second annual Title III Statewide Consortium Conference, “Reaching and Teaching EVERY English Language Learner,” for program coordinators and key instructional staff. The conference will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, beginning Wednesday, January 20, at 8 a.m. and concluding Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 1:45 p.m. General and breakout sessions, conducted by national experts and local practitioners, will address establishing effective Title III programs, examining best practices, ensuring compliance, and implementing instructional strategies to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs), particularly in school divisions with low-incidence ELL populations.

Contact
Diane Jay
Associate Director, Office of Program Administration and Accountability
804-225-2905
diane.jay@doe.virginia.gov

Keywords: VDOE Consortium, Consortium Conference, Virginia Consortium Conference,
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

Aspiring Superintendents Program 2016
January 21-22, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

The Aspiring Superintendents Program is a full course credit opportunity designed specifically for school administrators who aspire to become a school district superintendent. The program is a partnership among the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS), the Virginia Tech School of Education and the Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA).

Contact
Robyn Smyth
robyn@vt.edu

Keywords: Aspiring Superintendents, school administrators, VASS
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

ISO 14001:2015 Migration Workshop 1
January 25-26, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

This two-day course is designed specifically for those currently operating an Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) and interested in learning what has changed in the migration to ISO 14001:2015. You’ll discover the latest changes and how they will affect your organization so you can begin putting migration plans in place. This course is particularly valuable for individuals directly involved in the planning, implementing, maintaining or auditing of an ISO 14001 ESMS.

Contact
Sue Snyder
540-853-8279
ssnyder1@vt.edu

Keywords: ISO 14001:2015, transition, migration, new ISO standard, ISO 14001, standard,
Categories: Business and Management Local or State Government

ISO 9001:2015 Migration Workshop 1
Jan 25-26, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

ISO 9001:2015 Migration Workshop 1

Contact
Robyn Smyth
robyn@vt.edu

Keywords: ISO 9001, ISO 9001 standard, ISO 9001 new standard
Categories: Career and Jobs Local or State Government

Passport to Retirement - January 2016
January 26, 2016 - February 11, 2016
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
Richmond, Virginia

Many people know that they need to improve their money management skills and start saving for retirement. But all too often, they fail to take the appropriate steps necessary to achieve their goals. This course is designed to help you learn more about planning for a comfortable retirement, and give you the tools necessary to make more informed decisions regarding your financial future. It includes the information you need to assess the costs associated with retirement, determine your sources of retirement income, improve your investment potential, reduce your financial risk, and help preserve your estate for your heirs. You’ll also find out how to fight the effects of inflation, avoid unnecessary taxes, and protect yourself from the potentially devastating costs associated with long-term-care expenses. You’ll learn how to integrate important concepts to help you prepare for retirement. The decisions you make in these key areas will ultimately determine your financial success. Through examples, exercises, and case studies, you’ll discover how to take control of your finances and position yourself for a brighter financial future. By attending this course, you can acquire the knowledge and develop the skills you need to make more informed financial decisions. - See more at: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/retire/#sthash.sBmm8Kqh.dpuf

Contact
Kim Harrison
Outreach Program Manager
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
kzharris@vt.edu

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Categories: Personal Enrichment

Project Management Certification Online 15-16
February 1-29, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

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Categories: On-line Learning

Conflict Management
February 5, 2016
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
Roanoke, Virginia

Managed conflict is a healthy way to bring important issues to light and strengthen your relationships with co-workers, bosses, customers…even your friends and family. Conflict is created by what people (ALL OF US) say and do. Usually we don’t do this intentionally. We do it because we are not aware of how our behavior and communication style contributes to creating confusion and negative feelings for others and even ourselves. The good news is that you can learn new ways to communicate to manage conflict and improve your relationships. Learning Objectives: • Explore healthy conflict verses negative conflict • Understand your own style of managing conflict • Recognize the impact of non-verbal communication Course includes: • Three Hour Course on Conflict Management • Personal Coaching Session

Contact
Erin Burcham, VT Roanoke Center, 540-767-6145
erinb1@vt.edu

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Lifelong Learning Institute Spring 2016
Feb 8-May 15 2016

Blacksburg, Va

The Life Long Learning Institute (LLI) is a member-driven, volunteer organization that draws on the wealth of academic and community resources in the New River Valley to provide intellectual, cultural, and social experiences for curious adults 50 and older.

Contact
www.cpe.vt.edu/lifelonglearning
hyerp@vt.edu

Keywords: life long learning institute
Categories: Arts History

Basic Groundwater Course for Small Systems
February 8-10, 2016
The Virginia Tech Richmond Center
Richmond, Virginia

This short course covers various topics pertinent to the operation and maintenance of Class V and VI waterworks. Topics include water sources, safety, sample collection and analysis, operation and maintenance, regulations, and record keeping. A session on basic math is also included so that the calculations associated with operating a system can be better understood. www.cpe.vt.edu/sswaterworks/

Contact
Dr. Gregory Boardman
540-231-1376
gboard@VT.EDU

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Intro to ISO 14011:2015 Environmental Management Systems
February 9-10, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Intro to ISO 14011:2015 Environmental Management Systems

Contact
Robyn Smyth
robyn@vt.edu

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Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy
February 10-12, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Ultimately, the conference is an opportunity to demonstrate effective instructional practice and disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of higher education. Faculty are, on a daily basis and in very unassuming ways, demonstrating a renewed energy and focus toward the scholarship of teaching and learning. This is further evidenced by our attention to academic assessment, the integration of technology and learning, and even in the change in our teaching lexicon as we incorporate active engagement and reflective practices into instruction to encourage authentic learning. The conference has grown steadily over the past six years, from 288 participants in 2009 to over 1000 participants in 2015 from 200+ institutions, 48 states, and 50 countries, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges, medical colleges, research universities, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Join us as we showcase and share our collective growth, innovation, and achievement in teaching and learning.

Contact
Danielle Lusk, Chair (Danielle is on maternity leave until September 1)
110 Hillcrest Hall
(540) 231-7930
dlusk@vt.edu

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Categories: Career and Jobs Teachers and Education Administration

Virginia Children's Engineering Convention
February 11-12, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

Participants will experience engineering and technology-based activities that contribute to the development of technological awareness. Workshop highlights will focus on experiences that enable children to: • explore how people create, use, and control technology • apply knowledge in mathematics, science, English, and history and social sciences in solving problems associated with design, engineering and technology; and • use tools and materials to develop technological literacy and self-confidence.

Contact
George Willcox
Virginia Department of Education
(804) 225-2052
gwillcox@childrensengineering.org

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Categories: Engineering Sciencet Teachers and Education Administration

Transportation Construction Management Institute 2016
February 17-26, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

This institute grew out of a number of discussions between representatives of Virginia Tech, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Road and Transportation Builders' Association. Together these organizations saw a need to: • Provide a management development program tailored to the needs of transportation construction professionals to help them meet the demands of the Commonwealth's new initiatives in transportation construction. • Develop and present such a program as a joint venture between the Department of Transportation and the Road and Transportation Builders' Association in order to improve communication and develop a sense of joint commitment within the industry as a whole.

Contact
Dick Harshberger
Co-Director, VT-TCMI
Phone: 540-239-5178
Email: rharsh@vt.edu
rharsh@vt.edu

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Categories: Transportation

70th Annual Virginia State Feed Association & Nutritional Management "Cow" College
February 17-19, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

The Virginia State Feed Association and the Department of Dairy Science are pleased to announce their 2016 jointly sponsored convention. The convention features topics of interest to nutritionists, feed mill managers and progressive dairy producers. Learn about animal nutrition, feed grain markets, risk management strategies for grain and milk, and the Washington, DC scene. The dairy nutrition focus features nationally known speakers in dairy herd and dairy nutrition management.

Contact
Dr. Bob James
Department of Dairy Science
(540) 231-4770
jamesre@vt.edu

Keywords: feed management, Virginia state feed association, nutritional management
Categories: Agriculture Sciencet

Premise Plumbing 101 and the DC/Flint Drinking Water Crises
February 17, 2016
Various Facilities throughout Virginia
Varios Locations throughout Virginia

Problems associated with premise plumbing include taste and odors, corrosion of lead and copper, and growth of opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens. The latter problem is currently the primary source of waterborne disease in the U.S. and in other developed countries. Premise plumbing is unique in that problems are a shared responsibility between homeowners and water utilities. Two drinking water crises that resulted from a failure of the water utilities to uphold ethical and legal standards in premise plumbing problems are reviewed, including the 2014-2015 Flint Drinking water crisis and the 2001-2004 DC Lead crisis. Both events harmed children and revealed serious gaps in regulatory understanding and oversight.

Contact
Gregory Boardman, Professor
540-231-1376
gboard@VT.EDU

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Project Management Certification Online 15-16
March 1-31, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

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Categories: On-line Learning

Implementing Lean: Operational Excellence for Local Government
March 3-4, 2016
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

“Implementing Lean: operational excellence for local government” Discover how effective leadership and lean systems create greater customer satisfaction and efficiency in government. From team leaders to executives--- representing government, business and industry, public schools, and universities who are focused on achieving operational excellence OVERVIEW: In today’s economic climate, organizations that do not continuously strive to improve and pursue operational excellence will be left behind. Local governments can no longer rely on larger budgets and have to learn to do more with less. Likewise, leaders are required to be smart and innovative to establish strategies and goals that bring about a continuous improvement environment. Many local, state, and federal government leaders are turning to the concepts of lean process improvement to pursue operational excellence. The City of Roanoke, now a few years into their lean journey, is reaping significant benefits. Chris Morrill, Manager for the City of Roanoke, Virginia, is partnering with Virginia Tech to deliver a dynamic process improvement conference in March, 2016 that you don’t want to miss!

Contact
Erin Burcham, Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, 540-767-6145
erinb1@vt.edu

Keywords: Discover how effective leadership and lean systems create greater customer satisfaction and efficiency in government.
Categories: Business and Management Local or State Government Teachers and Education Administration

PMP Certification Preparation
March 4-6, March 11-13, 2016
Language and Culture Institute
Fairfax, Virginia

This Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Preparation Course thoroughly prepares students for the 5th edition PMI® certification exam, including both material in PMI®'s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and to review essential general management topics. The course systematically follows the path of a project through initiation, planning, execution, control and closing, encompassing the 47 processes described in the 5th edition PMBOK® Guide.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Continuing and Professional Education
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

Keywords: Project Management, PMP Certification, PMP Prep
Categories: Business and Management Economic Development Engineering Health and Medicine Local or State Government Personal Enrichment Test Preparation and Training

SANS
March 7 - 12, 2016
2150 Torgersen Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia

FOR572: ADVANCED NETWORK FORENSICS AND ANALYSIS was built from the ground up to cover the most critical skills needed to mount efficient and effective post-incident response investigations. We focus on the knowledge necessary to expand the forensic mindset from residual data on the storage media from a system or device to the transient communications that occurred in the past or continue to occur. Even if the most skilled remote attacker compromised a system with an undetectable exploit, the system still has to communicate over the network. Without command-and-control and data extraction channels, the value of a compromised computer system drops to almost zero. Put another way: Bad guys are talking - we'll teach you to listen.

Contact
Leslie Thornton-O’Brien
Continuing and Professional Education
702 University City Boulevard
Virginia Tech (Mail Code 0364)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(O) 540.231.9617 (F) 540.231.9886
lthornto@vt.edu

Keywords: Advanced Network Forensic Analysis Storage Media Communications Technology Infrastructure Cybercrime
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Computer Economic Development Engineering Information Technology Local or State Government On-line Learning Personal Enrichment

Contemplative Practices for the 21st Century University
March 10-12, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

We invite students, academics, professionals, contemplatives, practitioners, and researchers from Education, Arts, Health, Business, Science, and Technology to engage in a conversation about the future of contemplative mind body practices for advancing Service, Education, Innovation, Creativity, and Wisdom as a foundation for an enriched life experience. We will explore the possibility that contemplative practices can provide a foundation for health, wellness, and life-long learning which can be carried into the workplace experience as well as our personal lives. We propose a conversation seeking commonality and mutual understanding for a safer, saner, more compassionate world as we invent our future.

Contact
Prof Douglas K Lindner
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
MS 0111
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
contprac@ece.vt.edu

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Beginning Beekeepers 2016
March 12, 2016
Catawba Sustainability Center
Catawba, Virginia

This one day class will prepare the beginning beekeeper for a successful season. The class will incorporate classroom instruction and field demonstrations to provide the student with a strong foundation of beekeeping knowledge. The fee for the workshop is $100 and includes a beekeeping book and lunch on Saturday. The class will run from 9:00 to 5:00 at the Catawba Sustainability Center in Catawba, Virginia.

Contact
Josh Nease, Catawba Sustainability Center, 540-522-2311
jnease@vt.edu

Keywords: Beekeeping, bees, Roanoke beekeeping, beginner beekeeping
Categories: Agriculture

ISO 14001:2015 Migration Workshop 2
March 14-15, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

This two-day course is designed specifically for those currently operating an Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) and interested in learning what has changed in the migration to ISO 14001:2015. You'll discover the latest changes and how they will affect your organization so you can begin putting migration plans in place. This course is particularly valuable for individuals directly involved in the planning, implementing, maintaining or auditing of an ISO 14001 ESMS.

Contact
Sue Snyder
540-853-8279
ssnyder1@vt.edu

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ISO 9001:2015 Migration Workshop 2
March 14-15, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

A workshop designed specifically for those currently operating a Quality Management System (QMS) and interested in learning what has changed in the migration to ISO 9001:2015. You’ll discover the latest changes and how they will affect your organization so you can begin putting migration plans in place. This course is particularly valuable for individuals directly involved in the planning, implementing, maintaining or auditing of an ISO 9001 QMS.

Contact
Robyn Smyth
robyn@vt.edu

Keywords: ISO 9001, QMS, Quality Management System, ISO 9001 standard
Categories: Business and Management Local or State Government

Groundwater Math for Small Systems
March 14-16, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

This course focuses on the math associated with small systems, ranging in classification from Class VI to IV. The course is also designed to complement our short course, Basic Groundwater Course for Small Systems, which has been offered and popular for several years. Among the topics addressed in this second groundwater course over a 3 day period are basic math, treatment systems, disinfection, water source, administrative math, hydraulics, and chemical feeders.

Contact
Gregory Boardman, PhD
540-231-1376
gboard@VT.EDU

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Categories: Water and Utilities

UMS - Educational Workforce Development Summit
March 14-15, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission is a key asset in charting the way forward to grow this industry and create new, good jobs and economic opportunities across the Commonwealth.

Contact
Pam Stiff
Senior Administrative Assistant
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
540-231-1501
pamstiff@vt.edu

Keywords: UMS, unmanned, air, land, sea, commission, education, workforce development, summit
Categories: Agriculture Business and Management Economic Development Engineering Environment Forestry and Natural Resources Information Technology Local or State Government Sciencet Transportation Water and Utilities

Fluid Mechanics for Operators and Water Works Managers: A Second Survey of Hydraulic Applications in the Water Industry (Lecture II)
March 16, 2016

Various Locations throughout Virginia

Course Description: This course will review fundamental fluid mechanics and then apply those concepts to real applications in the water industry. This is a continuation of a previous course taught in 2015. Some topics are summarized below. Fluid Mechanics • Fluid Properties • Continuity Equation • Bernoulli’ • Energy Equation • Headloss Applications • Water Pipes • Meters • Sewer Line • Backflow • Leaks • Water Age • Water Storage • Pumps • Fire Flows • Corrosion • Pressure • Demand

Contact
Greg Boardman, Ph.D.
540-231-1376
gboard@VT.EDU

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Civil War Weekend
March 18 - 20, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

For almost a quarter century, our annual Civil War Weekend has showcased Virginia Tech's many contributions to the world of Civil War history. In 2016, Tech alumni and other Civil War enthusiasts will gather once again in the comfortable on-campus facilities of the Inn at Virginia Tech. Speakers include current and former Tech faculty members such as James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr. and William C. "Jack" Davis. We invite you to join us in Blacksburg from March 18-20, 2016.

Contact
Dr. Paul Quigley
Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
(540) 231-9090
pquigley@vt.edu

Keywords: Civil War history History Bud Robertson Jack Davis Paul Quigley
Categories: History

Carr Seminar 2016
March 21, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, VA

The Center for Forest Products Business is a cooperative between the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech and its industry partners that seeks to help companies remain competitive through its management of assets and marketing activities. The Mitchell O. Carr Symposium includes World experts in creative use of wood in design.

Contact
Henry Jose Quesada Pineda
Associate Professor
Sustainable Biomaterials
Brooks Forest Products Center
(540) 231-0978
1650 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
quesada@vt.edu

Keywords: Carr Symposium World experts in creative use of wood design
Categories: Agriculture Architecture Business and Management Career and Jobs Economic Development Engineering Environment Forestry and Natural Resources Sciencet

Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing Conference (SVLP)
March 31st-April 2nd, 2015
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center AND the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, Virginia

A conference on Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing (SVALP) is being held at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), March 31 - April 2, 2016. In the tradition of VALP and CIMSA, this conference provides a venue for researchers coming from traditionally distinct fields (including but not limited to sociolinguistics and cognitive science) to share their work on the relationship between socially meaningful linguistic variation and language processing. Any research in this area will be welcome, but we especially invite work that contributes to socially-nuanced and/or cognitively-explicit theory, covers phenomena in sociophonetics and/or sociosyntax, or addresses the non-theoretical applications of this research area (for example, in issues of education, discrimination, etc.).

Contact
Abby Walker
Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English
ajwalker@vt.edu

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Categories: Language

Project Management Certification Online 15-16
April 1-30, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: On-line Learning

CPES Annual Conference 2016
April 3-6, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The CPES Conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the Center's research conducted over the past year. The program will begin on Sunday afternoon with 2 Tutorials by CPES faculty, followed the Industry-Student Forum. There will be invited talks on Monday morning, followed by 4 Technical Sessions.

Contact
Teresa Shaw
Research Associate
Center for Power Electronic Systems
(540) 231-4527
646 Whittemore Hall (0179)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
tshaw@vt.edu

Keywords: CPES, Center for Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Tech,
Categories: Computer Engineering Information Technology Local or State Government Personal Enrichment Sciencet

MPWI--Session II
April 5-7, 2016
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, VA

Building upon lessons learned in MPWI Session 1, participants will learn the critical skills required to be an effective, ethical leader in a public works organization.

Contact

ashley.barker@vt.edu

Keywords: public works, public works director training, public works training, APWA, APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Categories: Economic Development Engineering Local or State Government Transportation Water and Utilities

National Extension Health Conference
April 6-8, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

The 2016 National Health Outreach Conference theme is: All Aboard: Building Partnerships for a Healthy America. This conference was formerly referred to as the Jeanne Priester Health conference and is intended for health professionals, health educators, health policy makers, and anyone interested in learning more about physical and mental wellness. Our goal is that you will explore participatory and collaborative approaches with organizations and agencies allowing for work across systems locally, regionally, and nationally to address current and future health and wellness education, practices and needs. The conference was designed for you to learn innovative and creative strategies for development and dissemination of health and wellness information that you can employ in your neighborhoods, communities and states.

Contact
Eric Bowen
Extension Program Leader: National Health Outreach Conference 2016
Area Specialized Food Safety Agent
Nottoway County Extension Office
288 West Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 22
Nottoway, VA 23955-0022
434-645-9315
hmcclung@vt.edu

Keywords: National, Extension, Health, Conference, Health Educators, Health Policy Makers, Wellness Education
Categories: Career and Jobs Economic Development Health and Medicine Local or State Government Sciencet

Leading Through the Challenges of Local Government
April 6, 2016
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, VA

The Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management Program, The Center for Public Administration and the Center for Outreach Program Development are pleased to announce an exciting professional development opportunity for local governments. Leading Through the Challenges of Local Government: Using Innovation as a Tool

Contact
Stephanie Davis
Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management
Virginia Tech
804-980-5549
sddavis@vt.edu

Keywords: Local Government Management, CPAP, Center for Outreach Program Development,
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Local or State Government

Metallurgical and Mechanical Root Cause Failure Analyses
April 13, 2016
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
Richmond, Virginia

This short course identifies Root Cause Failure Analyses and their primary uses, including the methodology for conducting RCFA, review of specific failure mechanisms, laboratory techniques, and the use of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to minimize later in-service failures.

Contact
Kim Harrison
Outreach Program Manager
kzharris@vt.edu
kzharris@vt.edu

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Categories: Engineering

Emotional Intelligence for Women: Empowering Yourself for Success and Well-Being
April 13, April 27, and May 11, 2016
Virginia Tech Newport News Center
600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste 210, Newport News, VA 23606

Emotional Intelligence for Women: Empowering Yourself for Success and Well-Being Are you ready to: Raise your self awareness to reach your potential? Enhance the way you express yourself? Develop relationships in your work and life? Improve the way you manage stress? Strengthen your decision making? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this program developed by women for women is for YOU! Understanding and developing your emotional intelligence is a key indicator of human performance and development potential. The EQ-i 2.0® is a powerful assessment that takes a snapshot of your emotional intelligence at a particular point in time. In this three-part program, participants learn their Emotional Intelligence (EQ) based on the elements of self-perception, self-expression, interpersonal, decision making, and stress management skills. Participants discover the elements in which they are most engaged and the areas that pose the greatest opportunities for development. All receive personalized assessments, customized developmental reports, and an opportunity to craft an action plan for development. A special focus on the impact of gender is woven throughout the program. April 13*, April 27 and May 11 1:00—5:00 pm *Program begins at Noon and includes lunch Virginia Tech Newport News Center 600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 210 Newport News, VA 23606 Cost: $495.00 Register by March 30, 2016 To join us contact: Lesa Hanlin, Associate Director 757-594-7433 or Lesa@vt.edu

Contact
Lesa Hanlin, Associate Director
Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Centers, Newport News & Virginia Beach
600 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Ste 210, Newport News, VA 23606
757-594-7433
Lesa@vt.edu
Lesa@vt.edu

Keywords: emotional intelligence, women, resilience, self-perception, EQ, stress management, decision making
Categories: Personal Enrichment

Nuclear Medicine Short Course
April 15 - 17, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

This course is intended as a general review of nuclear medicine. It will include: reviews of the basic principles of nuclear medicine and image processing, common nuclear medicine imaging procedures, interpretative principles and case examples. The course will focus on small animal nuclear medicine, with a brief review of equine nuclear medicine (specifically, bone scintigraphy). The course is targeted towards radiology residents, with a focus on ACVR board objectives. A minimum of 30 participants is required; if this minimum number is not reached by February 26th, 2016, the course will be cancelled and individuals already registered will be notified and issued a refund. The course will be limited to a maximum number of 40 participants, to ensure optimal environment during lab session.

Contact
Dr. Gregory Daniel
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-4832
GDaniel@vt.edu

Keywords: Nuclear medicine Veterinary short course Radiology residents
Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Project Management Certification Course Spring 2016
April 15 - May 1, 2016
Virginia Tech Hampton Roads and Richmond Centers
Newport News, Richmond, Virginia Beach

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Prep is designed to thoroughly prepare you for the PMI® certification exam including both material in PMI®'s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and to review essential general management topics. For more information, see course description.

Contact
Lesa Hanlin
Associate Director, Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Centers
757-594-7433
lesa@vt.edu

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Categories: Test Preparation and Training

KAI Certification Course
April 17-21, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The hallmark of KAI, is that it measures HOW an individual prefers to solve problems (their style), which is linked to one’s personality, and how one prefers to manage change; either more adaptively or more innovatively. An individual’s KAI score is stable, innate, and unrelated to intelligence, motivation, or learned skill set. What does this mean? The KAI may be used by teams who have capacity to solve the problem at hand, but are not solving the problem at hand. The KAI is a quick and inexpensive inventory and is supported by Adaption-Innovation theory, which provides a framework for explaining/predicting how individuals manage change based on one’s perception of the problem. So, where other inventories are limited to self-understanding and appreciation of fellow team members, KAI may be used to predict team dynamics, and team-to-team dynamics, with accuracy.

Contact
Dr. Curtis Friedel
Undergraduate Program Director
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
2270 Litton-Reaves Hall (MC 0343)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-3824
cfriedel@vt.edu

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Categories:

Residential Water Metering Infrastructure: How Accurate Are Your Water Meters? When Should You Replace Them?
April 20, 2016

Various Locations throughout Virginia

This course will provide an overview of the requirements of a water meter replacement program and why water providers should have one. Lessons learned by the Pulaski County Public Service Authority (PCPSA), while developing and implementing a meter replacement program, will also be shared. These lessons will cover the challenges faced starting a program, funding a program, and long-term plans to manage a program. The course will also present the results of work performed by Virginia Tech, to evaluate accuracy test results data from approximately 500 meters of different models, along with an analysis of the impact of throughput (i.e. total volume of water registered by a meter) and the meter’s years in service on accuracy. A summary of how the results from this work will be used to estimate metering errors across distribution systems that rely on mechanical meters for water billing and accountability will also be presented.

Contact
540-231-1376
gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Linking the Silos of Race and Social Equity Work
April 21, 2016
Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington
Arlington, Virginia

Gain understanding of the state of affairs in racial equity work from leaders in education, health and housing. Learn why these silos persist and why dismantling them will create a more equitable society.

Contact
Rosa Krewson, School of Public and International Affairs, 703.895.3694
rosac@vt.edu

Keywords: racial equity, public private partnership, equality, governance
Categories: Economic Development Local or State Government Teachers and Education Administration

Gender, Bodies and Technology
April 21-23,2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

Gender, Bodies and Technology (GBT) is a developing interdisciplinary initiative originating with the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program at Virginia Tech that explores relationships between technology and gender, race, class and identity with particular attention paid to bodies as a site where these relationships can be investigated. Specific topics of interest include: feminist analysis of the use of technology in new and emerging representations of bodies, gender and race in the context of technological design and production, gender, race and sexuality in the context of SET (science, engineering and technology) education; and the gendered implications of technology in contexts ranging from classrooms to workplaces to the Internet.

Contact
Christine Labuski
chrislab@vt.edu

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Categories:

I-81 Corridor Coalition Conference
April 25 - 26, 2016
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA

The coalition is partnership comprised of local, regional, and state organizations that are all interested in sound transportation planning. The Coalition includes local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, and state transportation departments, as well as private sector and non-profit organizations. These partners are from each of the six states that the corridor runs through.

Contact
Carolyn Blanton
Sr. Administrative Assistant
I-81 Corridor Coalition
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
(540) 231-3589
cblanton@vtti.vt.edu

Keywords: I 81 Corridor Coalition, organizations, transportation, planning, interstate, Shippensburg
Categories: Agriculture Business and Management Economic Development Engineering Environment Local or State Government Transportation Water and Utilities

5th Annual Commonwealth of Virginia CSA Conference
April 26-28, 2016
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

Since its initial inception, the intent of the Comprehensive Services Act has been to improve services to youth through pooled, multi-agency planning and funding. Funding is administered at the local level to provide communities the flexibility to serve youth and families in a manner consistent with local needs, resources, and philosophies. Creativity in the development of individualized services, unique to the needs of each youth, was and continues to be the vision. Coupled with that vision of creativity is the reality of myriad requirements regarding eligibility, fund use, licensure, agency regulations, and policies that frame implementation of the Act. The conference has grown to include two and a half days of activities for up to 650 participants, with most of the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center reserved. Sponsor tables and break stations will be set up in central locations to maximize the flow of traffic and time for participant visits.

Contact
Kim Harrison
Outreach Program Manager
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
kzharris@vt.edu

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Categories: Local or State Government

Passport to Retirement Spring 2016
April 26, 2016 - May 4, 2016
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
Richmond, Virginia

Many people know that they need to improve their money management skills and start saving for retirement. But all too often, they fail to take the appropriate steps necessary to achieve their goals. This course is designed to help you learn more about planning for a comfortable retirement, and give you the tools necessary to make more informed decisions regarding your financial future. It includes the information you need to assess the costs associated with retirement, determine your sources of retirement income, improve your investment potential, reduce your financial risk, and help preserve your estate for your heirs. You’ll also find out how to fight the effects of inflation, avoid unnecessary taxes, and protect yourself from the potentially devastating costs associated with long-term-care expenses. You’ll learn how to integrate important concepts to help you prepare for retirement. The decisions you make in these key areas will ultimately determine your financial success. Through examples, exercises, and case studies, you’ll discover how to take control of your finances and position yourself for a brighter financial future. By attending this course, you can acquire the knowledge and develop the skills you need to make more informed financial decisions.

Contact
Kim Harrison
Assistant Director
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
kzharris@vt.edu

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Categories: Personal Enrichment

Hands-On Training at a Full Scale Water Plant
April 28-29, 2016
City of Salem Water Plant
Salem, Virginia

This program focuses on hands-on exercises at a full-scale plant in Salem, Va. This program is designed to demonstrate and supplement lessons learned in the annual summer short courses at Virginia Tech. The goal is to offer training that will help operators understand the function of treatment systems, operate their systems optimally, and produce safe water.

Contact
Dr. Gregory Boardman
540-231-1376
gboard@VT.EDU

Keywords:
Categories: Water and Utilities

Project Management Certification Online 15-16
May 1-31, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

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Categories: On-line Learning

Operation and Maintenance of Distribution Systems
May 2-6, 2016
Virginia Beach Department of Public Works
Virginia Beach, Virginia

The journey of drinking water includes a source, perhaps treatment, and distribution. Treatment might be needed to correct issues with the source, and distribution can sometimes undo the accomplishments of treatment. It is a bit like the game of rocks, paper, scissors. The point being that distribution systems are a very important, integral part of the water supply system that need to be designed, operated and maintained well to ensure that water will be delivered in an acceptable form. Several water quality parameters, including odors, tastes, corrosion by-products, pathogens, and turbidity, can be affected in the distribution system. Thanks to funding provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Virginia Tech (VT), the City of Virginia Beach (VB) and VDH are able to partner to offer a week-long course devoted to all aspects of the operation and maintenance (O&M) of distribution systems (DS). The funding from VDH covers most of the program expenses, which greatly reduces the cost to participants. The Department of Public Utilities at VB has graciously offered to host the course and provide instructors from their staff who have many years of on-the-job experience. Instructors from VDH, the Virginia Rural Water Association, the New River Valley Water Authority, and VT will also participate.

Contact
Greg Boardman
540-231-1376
gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Wood Pallet Design and Performance Short Course
May 3-5, 2016
Northern Virginia Center
Falls Church, Virginia

The short course will cover basics of pallet design, effect of wood on pallet performance, and design of stronger and block style pallets, and wood pallet design using PDS.

Contact
Laszlo Horvath, CPLP
Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Virginia Tech
1650 Research Center Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7673
lhorvat@vt.edu

Keywords: Wood Pallet, Design Performance, Sustainable Biomaterials, Packaging
Categories: Engineering Personal Enrichment Sciencet

Workshop on Biological Collections as a Resource for Technical Innovation
May 9-10,2016
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC

The world's biodiversity is the outcome of a biological evolution, a process that shares many similarities with engineering optimization but has been operating on a vastly larger scale in terms of time, space, as well as the number of different species and individuals involved than any engineering endeavor can ever hope to achieve. As archives of the world's biodiversity, natural history collections have the potential to become a natural resource for engineering innovation – it if was possible to “mine” them for evolutionarily accumulated knowledge of functional principles that are relevant to engineering. The workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary team of participants to work out a set of strategies how engineers, biodiversity and collection scientists could collaborate to make the systematic mining of engineering knowledge from biodiversity archived in natural history museums a reality.

Contact
Jarreau Williams, Program Services Specialist, 571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

Keywords: bioinspiration, biodiversity, Virginia Tech, Smithsonian, engineering, natural history, biological, collections, science, mining
Categories: Engineering Environment Forestry and Natural Resources Sciencet

Virginia Tech Gas Chromatography Short Course
May 9-11, 2016
Virginia Tech - Hahn Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia

The Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce a 3-day laboratory course for active workers in GC . The format consists of 9 lectures,6 labs in small groups with FID and TCD Detectors, Autosamplers, Gas Sampling Valves and the latest Software. A highlight of the course will be 2 labs of Method Development with Customer Samples. This course is based on the popular ACS Short Course introduced at Virginia Tech in 1968 and taught on campus for more than 40 years. Instructors are Harold McNair, PhD, Mehdi Ashraf-Khorasani, PhD, and an Agilent Instructor. Registration is limited to 16 people and early registration is recommended. There is a fee of $1000 for Academic personnel and $2500 for Industrial personnel. Registration includes be 3 lunches, coffee breaks, a group supper on Tuesday and lots of great discussion!

Contact
Harold McNair
540-231-8210
hmcnair@vt.edu

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Categories: Sciencet

VFPA Expo Courses 2016
May 12, 2016

Richmond, Virginia

The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials (SBIO) at Virginia Tech and conjunction with the Virginia Forest Products Association (VFPA) and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) is offering an educational session on May 12, 2016 as part of the 2016 Richmond Expo organized by VFPA. The educational session is divided in two tracks. The morning track will focus on drying operations and the afternoon track will focus on financial management principles for forest products industries.

Contact
Henry Quesada, Ph.D.
Industrial Engineer
Associate Professor
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Brooks Forest Products Building
1650 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-0978
quesada@vt.edu

Keywords: Virginia Tech, Virginia Forest Products Association, VFPA, drying operations, lumber, financial management
Categories: Agriculture Architecture Business and Management Career and Jobs Engineering Environment Forestry and Natural Resources Local or State Government Sciencet Water and Utilities

Structural Design Topics in Wood Construction
May 16-18, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

This course offers a buffet of topics often faced by wood design professionals, yet background information and references on the topics are not readily accessible. The primary audiences for this course are registered design professionals, structural engineers, wood truss engineers, wood truss designers, truss manufacturers, post-frame designers, EWP designers, building code plan reviewers and inspectors, and general contractors that want to expand their general knowledge of wood as a building material and their knowledge of building design beyond the introductory level. Manufacturers and suppliers of building products used in the construction of wood-frame buildings may also benefit by the discussion of lumber design values, impact of in-service moisture content changes, and wood building structural design issues that impact the performance of wood buildings in-service. For more specific information on course content, please contact Dr. Frank Woeste at (540) 951-0469, or e-mail: fwoeste@vt.edu

Contact
Frank Woeste
(540) 951-0469
fwoeste@vt.edu

Keywords: wood design professionals, construction short course, Wood Shrinkage Issues in Construction, Wood Truss Repair Design Techniques, wood building structural design issues
Categories: Engineering

Adhesion Science Short Course
May 16-20, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, VA

The Adhesion Science Short Course offers a hands-on lecture / laboratory short course for those who produce or utilize adhesives and sealants. By taking this course you will: learn how polymer parameters affect bonding and performance, learn how surface analysis can help understand failure modes, understand basic stress distributions in important bonded joint families, learn how to relate the formulation of waterborne adhesives to viscosity, explore types of adhesives and sealants for different applications, learn surface pretreatment techniques to improve mechanical properties and durability, apply fracture mechanics to bonded systems, learn fundamentals of bonding to wood, metal, and polymer substrates, learn to examine the temperature and rate response of bulk and bonded adhesives, learn how to select and interpret results from adhesive test methods, and learn about the basic compositions.

Contact
Tammy Jo Hiner
(540) 231-6824
thiner@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: Sciencet

Electricity for Water Operators
May 18, 2016
Various Facilities throughout Virginia
Various Locations throughout Virginia

These workshops are broadcast simultaneously to locations throughout the commonwealth. Through the use of interactive technology you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the state.

Contact
Greg Boardman
gboard@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: Water and Utilities

The Professors of Instructional Design Technology Conference PIDT 2016
May 22-25, 2016
W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center
Wirtz, VA

The Professors of Instructional Design Technology conference is an annual retreat where professors of instructional design technology and advanced doctoral students preparing to become professors discuss current trends in the field of instructional design technology. The conference is typically informal, with an emphasis on networking, professional development, interactive discussion, and action. For example, course redesigns, research directions, and significant publications in the field have begun as collaborations at PIDT conferences. Frequent topics of discussion include evolving theories and emerging technologies and approaches to instructional design, with focus on future developments that may lead to important shifts in the discipline.

Contact
Barbara Lockee, Professor of Learning Sciences & Technologies, Virginia Tech, School of Education
115 memorial Hall, Blacksburg, Va 24061 540/231-9193
lockeebb@vt.edu

Keywords: Professors of Instructional Design Technology Conference PIDT 2016
Categories: Information Technology On-line Learning Teachers and Education Administration

HQL 2016
May 22-27, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Cetner
Blacksburg, Virginia

This biennial conference continues the tradition of regular scientific meetings to encompass progress, results and plans in the phenomenology of strange, harm, bottom and top quarks,neutrinos, and mu and tau leptons. The first meeting was held in 1993 at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati. In 2002, the conference series was renamed from Heavy Quarks at Fixed Target to Heavy Quarks and eptons in recognition of its broader scope. Proceedings will be published and limited support for young scientists may be available.

Contact
Jonathan Link
Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Neutrino Physics
Department of Physics
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
540-231-5321
jmlink@vt.edu

Keywords: This biennial conference continues the tradition of regular scientific meetings to encompass progress, results and plans in the phenomenology of strange, charm, bottom and top quarks, neutrinos, and mu and tau leptons.
Categories: Sciencet

2016 Virginia Tech Summer Riding Series
May 23-June 2; June 20-30, July 18-28
VT Alphin-Stuart Indoor Arena
Blacksburg, Va

Virginia Tech is offering three two-week long summer riding classes open to adults and children ages 11 and up. Beginning Jumping: designed for the rider that is working toward strengthening his or her seat and position on the flat and is ready to start going over fences. Intermediate Jumping: designed for the intermediate over fences rider that is working toward strengthening his or her seat and position on the flat as well as over fences. Advanced Jumping: designed for the rider with significant experience over fences.

Contact
Sherri West, Virginia Tech Alphin-Stuart Indoor Arena, Blacksburg, Va
540/808-7701
slwillis@vt.edu

Keywords: summer riding series horseback
Categories: Agriculture

Virginia Industrial/Economic Development Authorities Institute (VIDA)
May 24, 2016-May 25, 2016


Course Overview This two-day seminar will focus on developing positive business environments and supporting infrastructures. It is designed for Industrial Development Authority directors and members, and economic and community development professionals. Benefits of Attending discussion • Learn from leading industry professionals • Update your knowledge of the latest financing techniques • Understand the legal considerations • Learn new ways to package and market your Community's assets • Network with economic development leaders from across Virginia About the Virginia Economic Development Learning Collaborative The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA), the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), and Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development (VTED) have joined forces to create the Virginia Economic Development Learning Collaborative. The Collaborative is designed to deliver economic development education and training opportunities, using different platforms and delivery systems to economic development professionals and stakeholders in the Commonwealth. Utilizing existing programs and designing new learning mechanisms along the way, The Collaborative will offer economic development training opportunities for entry level clerical staff in economic development offices; economic development professionals who are new to the professional or new to Virginia; EDA/IDA members; seasoned economic development professionals; private sector partners; and elected officials. Delivery systems will include programs with a classroom setting; webinars; single day meetings/luncheons; existing events; and community-specific events.  

Contact
Connie Long
1340 N Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 24354
757-412-2664
connie@associatonbuilders.com

Keywords: Virginia Economic Development positive business environment
Categories: Economic Development

SERCEC
May 25-27, 2016
Hilton Richmond at Short Pump
Short Pump, Virginia

The Southeastern Regional Cooperative Education Conference will be held May 25-27, 2016 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump in Richmond, VA. This event will be hosted by Virginia Tech Career Services. This is a professional development conference for higher education practitioners, employers, and students who participate in cooperative education opportunities. Please check back soon for more information.

Contact
Jenean Meadows
Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Enrollment Specialist
540-231-8685
ljhodge@vt.edu

Keywords: SERCEC, Southeastern Regional Cooperative Education
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

North American Forest Insect Work Conference 2016
May 31 - June 4, 2016
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.

The 6th North American Forest Insect Work Conference to be held in Washington D.C. from May 31 to June 3, 2016. The conference theme is "Toward Healthy Forests: Leadership, Vision, and Action." The theme recognizes the host city, Washington D.C. which serves as the headquarters for federal agencies charged with managing National Forests in the U.S. The main goal of the conference will be to bring researchers, practitioners, and students in contact with agency leadership to inform each other and consider future trends and directions regarding forest health. Special emphasis will be on encouraging the use of research-based information in developing policies and actions that most benefit forest health in the face of a changing global environment. Our next generation of forest entomologists are our future leaders. Their exposure to agency leadership policy and the political environment that helps shape it will be critical in their professional development.

Contact
Jeneen Preston
Continuing and Professional Education
540-231-7330
lthornto@vt.edu

Keywords: Healthy, Forests, Insect, Forest, environment, Entomology, Trees, Bugs
Categories: Agriculture Environment Forestry and Natural Resources Local or State Government Sciencet Teachers and Education Administration

Project Management Certification Online 15-16
June 1-30, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: On-line Learning

Intro to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems
July 1-2, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

A short course designed as a foundation for those new to an Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) or for those who wish to review the standard. This course will give an overview of what an ESMS is, the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, and how the standard provides a framework for creating an ESMS.

Contact
Martha Franklin
COTA
mpfrankl@vt.edu

Keywords: QMS, Quality Management, COTA, sustainability
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Economic Development Engineering Environment Local or State Government

Wireless @ Virginia Tech 2016
June 1-3, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

Wireless @ Virginia Tech has a 26 year history of solid research results and innovations that has contributed to the rapid advancement of wireless technology. But our greatest contribution to the expansion of wireless technology is by far our students. Wireless @ Virginia Tech has produced exceptionally gifted and well trained students that are aggressively sought after in both government and the private sector and that remains our primary mission. Wireless @ Virginia Tech will continue to pioneer research in the field of wireless networks and technology. The future of wireless will be the overall theme of our Wireless Symposium & Summer School which is scheduled for June 1-3, 2016. We hope you will attend the symposium and help us chart that future.

Contact
Nancy Goad CR>
Electrical & Computer Engineering CR>
540-231-2970 CR>
gsimp55@vt.edu
gsimp55@vt.edu

Keywords: Wireless, symposium, Virginia Tech, Electrical Engineering
Categories: Computer Engineering Information Technology Sciencet

Virginia Network Annual State Conference 2016
June 3, 2016
College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia

It is time to get excited about The Virginia Network Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia on Friday, June 3, 2016 at The Sadler Center at William & Mary. The theme of this annual conference is Pursuing Worthy Dreams: Women Leaders in Higher Education. The annual conference is designed for women who serve the varied and diverse institutions and agencies of higher education in the Commonwealth and provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing information about the national, state, and regional issues affecting higher education today. This year’s theme encourages participants to think about our own worthy dreams – dreams for our students, for our institutions, for our profession, and for ourselves as women leaders.

Contact
Kim Harrison
Assistant Director
Virginia Tech Richmond Center

For registration assistance:
Teresa McCoy
Conference Registrar
teresas@vt.edu
kzharris@vt.edu

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Categories:

What Should I Do? The Role of Ethics in the Practice of Engineering Part of the Wednesday Webinar Series
June 8, 2016
Webinar
Online

This live, interactive, monthly webinar series promotes emerging ideas and connects a community of passionate engineers who want to understand how to do their jobs better while earning PDH's needed to maintain their certifications and licensures. Attending is easy and there's a minimum cost to participate. Just register at the link provided before each webinar and you'll receive a participant link prior to the event. This Month's session features Jim Lowe, Chief Counsel, Federal Services, who will spend an hour and a half considering the role and necessity of ethical codes of conduct in the practice of engineering Expected Learning Outcome of your Session: (brief description) 1. Participants will learn of the role and necessity of ethical codes of conduct in the practice of engineering. 2. Participants will learn the guidelines for facilitating solutions to ethical dilemmas in professional practice. 3. Participants will learn the guidelines for dissenting on ethical grounds. 4. Participants will be able to distinguish between the nature of codes of ethics published by professional associations and societies, such AIA, ASCE and NSPE, and those published by state professional licensing boards. 5. Participants will learn of available resources to aid in addressing and resolving ethical dilemmas.

Contact
Leigh M. Dicks, CAE

Executive Director

VA Society of Professional Engineers

804-364-0505
Leigh@vspe.org

Keywords: Engineering, webinar
Categories: Business and Management Engineering On-line Learning Personal Enrichment Sciencet

The Virginia Tech Summer Civil War Seminar: Campaigning with Lee
June 12 - 17, 2016
Hampton Inn Frederick, MD

Please join us in Frederick, Maryland on June 12 - 17, 2016 for the 38th annual meeting of the Virginia Tech Summer Civil War Seminar: Campaigning with Lee. As always, we have a terrific week to look forward to. For many of us, the highlight of the week will be a guided tour around the hallowed ground of Gettysburg National Military Park. Gettysburg is an extraordinary place for all of us who love Civil War history.

Contact
Paul Quigley
James I. Robertson Associate Professor of Civil War Studies
Director, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
(540) 231-9090
pquigley@vt.edu

Keywords: Civil War Campaigning with Lee
Categories: History

Trenching and Excavation Safety
June 15, 2016
Various Facilities throughout Virginia
Various Locations throughout Virginia

These workshops are broadcast simultaneously to locations throughout the commonwealth. Through the use of interactive technology you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the state.

Contact
Greg Boardman
gboard@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: Water and Utilities

Creating Value Through Effective Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Leadership
June 17, 2016
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
Arlington, VA

Join the leaders and stakeholders of the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse and Wiehle-Reston East developments in Northern Virginia. Learn how to successfully navigate a Public-Private Partnership venture. Key representatives from both the public and private sectors will be on hand to participate in these dynamic panel discussions. They will answer questions and share their unexpected experiences that helped bring these projects to fruition.

Contact
Rosa Krewson, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, School of Public and International Affairs, 703.895.3694
rosac@vt.edu

Keywords: P3, public-private partnership, partnership, leadership
Categories: Business and Management Economic Development Local or State Government

American Society for Virology (ASV)
June 18-22, 2016
Virginia Tech Campus
Blacksburg, Virginia

Welcome to the 35th Annual Meeting for the American Society for Virology. The 2016 conference is scheduled to be held June 18-22 on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The ASV 2016 program will include symposia, workshops and poster sessions, and special events on a wide range of topics in virology. Please check the website in the Fall of 2015 for complete information about the meeting. For questions, please contact: ASV Meeting Program and Membership Dorthea L. Sawicki asv@asv.org 2016 Annual Meeting Local Hosts X.J. Meng xjmeng@vt.edu Zach Adelman zachadel@vt.edu 2016 Meeting Planner and Logistics Donna Raines draines@vt.edu

Contact
Dr. X. J. Meng
Biomedical Science
(540) 231-6912
xjmeng@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: Sciencet

GEM Summer 2016
June 19-24, 2016
Santa Fe Convention Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Atmospheric Sciences initiative to coordinate and focus research on the near-earth portion of geospace from the lower ionosphere to where the earth system interacts with the solar wind. The purpose of the GEM program is to support basic research into the dynamical and structural properties of geospace, leading to the construction of a global geospace general circulation (GGCM) model with predictive capability. The GGCM effort is now being treated as a separate campaign. The strategy for achieving GEM goals is to undertake a series of campaigns, in both theory and observational modes, each focusing on particular aspects of the geospace environment.

Contact
Ashley Barker
Project Manager, Continuing and Professional Education
702 University City Boulevard
Virginia Tech (Mail Code 0364)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(O) 540.231.2188 (F) 540.231.9886
Lthornto@vt.edu

Keywords: Geospace Environment Modeling National Science Foundation near-earth solar wind
Categories: Computer Engineering Environment Local or State Government Sciencet

Master Gardener College 2016
June 25 - 27, 2016
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

Master Gardener College is an educational event for Extension Master Gardeners from all across the Commonwealth. This year's Master Gardener College includes tours, workshops, and knowledgeable horticulture speakers from around the country, as well as a wide variety of gardening seminars to choose from.

Contact
David Close
Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist
(540) 231-4026
dclose@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: Agriculture Personal Enrichment

NAMRC/MSEC Conference 2016
June 27 – July 1, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, aka Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA invites you to join us June 27 – July 1, 2016 for the 44th SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) and the ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2016), the premier international forum for applied research and industrial applications in manufacturing and design.

Contact
Ashley Barker
Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education
540-231-2188
lthornto@vt.edu

Keywords: International Manufacturing Conference Research ASME Science NAMRC North American Manufacturing
Categories: Business and Management Economic Development Engineering Local or State Government Sciencet

Applied Math and Basic Science for Waterworks Operators
June 27-July 1, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

This short course covers the math and science of real-world, water treatment applications. It is an intensive course that builds from introductory, basic skills to the application of many important principles. Topics include the calculation of chemical feed rates, interpreting pump curves, interpreting water quality data, selecting the best coagulant dosage, calculating filter rates, interpreting water treatment regulations, and much more.

Contact
Gregory Boardman
540-231-1376
gboard@VT.EDU

Keywords:
Categories: Water and Utilities

Project Management Certification Online 15-16
July 1-31, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

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Categories: On-line Learning

Instrument Maker Camp for Teachers
July 18-21, 2016
ICAT Studios at the Moss Arts Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

Campers will use upcycled materials, computer programs, electronic sensors, and microprocessors to prototype and build entirely new musical instruments. No prior music, programming, or making skills required. At the end of the workshop, campers will perform with their instruments. This program is part of the ICAT research portfolio.

Contact
Liesl M Baum Walker
Research Assistant Professor
Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology
190 Alumni Mall (0916)
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 231-1326
lmbaum@vt.edu

Keywords: Campers, upcycled materials, Virginia Tech, musical instruments, perform, ICAT, Moss Center
Categories: Arts Engineering Personal Enrichment Sciencet Teachers and Education Administration Youth Programs

Multimedia Journalism Bootcamp Teacher Track
July 18 - 22, 2016
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

The Academy will introduce basic technologies that are vital to improving video production skills that could be used in classroom instruction. It will also serve as a foundation for more advanced study of media production techniques. Participants will receive instruction in the aesthetics and hands-on application of various technologies related to video production including video camera operation, digital video editing, and media presentation software. Participants will attain basic proficiency and understanding in the following areas: Operation of video cameras, including aesthetics Overview of Media technology History Digital video editing, including graphics, special effects, and aesthetics Audio recording basics Adobe Photoshop – image manipulation program Adobe Premiere – video editing & compositing software Organization for media production Visual storytelling techniques Problem solving in the creation of visual effects An overview of advanced software & hardware, and discussion on issues surrounding media technology as it pertains to content creation. Introduction to Studio Technology All sessions are held in the state-of-the-art Communication Department spaces located in the Moss Arts Center on the campus of Virginia Tech

Contact
Ashley Barker
Continuing and Professional Education
Virginia Tech
540-231-2188
Ashley.Barker@vt.edu

Keywords: Multimedia, digital media, broadcasting, digital journalism, broadcast journalism, teacher recertification programs
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Computer Information Technology Sciencet Teachers and Education Administration Youth Programs

Management, Methods, and Money: Understanding Concepts in Capacity Development
July 19-21, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

This course focuses on the issues associated with capacity development (CD) in the waterworks industry. CD is broad term, encompassing many areas, including the managerial, technical, regulatory, and financial aspects of operating and maintaining a waterworks. If a waterworks is not in compliance, is not able to provide the needed quantity and quality of water, and cannot respond well to emergency situations, there are serious problems with the capacity of the waterworks. The goal of this course is to help the decision-makers for a waterworks and those who influence the decision-makers establish appropriate management and financial systems for maintaining and improving their waterworks.

Contact
Greg Boardman
Gboard@vt.edu

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Categories:

ISO 9001:2015 Migration Workshop 3
July 19-20, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

A workshop designed specifically for those currently operating a Quality Management System (QMS) and interested in learning what has changed in the migration to ISO 9001:2015. You’ll discover the latest changes and how they will affect your organization so you can begin putting migration plans in place. This course is particularly valuable for individuals directly involved in the planning, implementing, maintaining or auditing of an ISO 9001 QMS.

Contact
Martha Franklin
COTA
mpfrankl@vt.edu

Keywords: QMS, migration, Quality Management System, 9001
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Local or State Government

Fluid Mechanics for Operators and Water Works Managers: A Third Survey of Hydraulic Applications in the Water Industry (Lecture III)
July 20, 2016
Various Facilities throughout Virginia
Various Locations throughout Virginia

This course will review fundamental fluid mechanics and then apply those concepts to real applications in the potable water industry. This is a continuation of a previous courses taught in 2015 and 2016. Some topics are summarized below. Fluid Mechanics • Pump Design • Bernoulli’s, Energy Equation • Head Loss Applications • Water Pipes • Head Losses • Corrosion/Deposition • Pumps • Pump Efficiency • Hydraulic Grade Lines • Pump Curves • Pressure • Flow Drivers

Contact
Gregory Boardman, PhD
540-231-1376
gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Conference on Teaching Large Classes
July 21, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The Conference on Teaching Large Classes focuses on teaching and learning practices and research related to large classes. The conference is a showcase for best practices in teaching and learning in large classes, as well as the research that provides evidence of best practices. In addition to current teaching and research sessions, the conference also hosts conversation sessions that allow presenters to introduce a particular topic and facilitate the sharing of relevant ideas, innovations, practices, and evidence. Ultimately, the conference provides knowledge and skills related to the teaching of large classes that participants will find immediately useful. Do you already teach or are you new to teaching large classes? Do you have wisdom to share or are you in search of wisdom related to teaching large classes? This conference is for you. The Conference on Teaching Large Classes is designed to be practical, research and practice-based, social, and useful. Please join us as we share our collective knowledge, practice, innovation and achievement related to teaching large classes in order to foster deeper and more integrated learning in our students.

Contact
Tiffany Shoop
CIDER Assistant Director
107 Hillcrest Hall
Virginia Tech
540-231-0785
tshoop@vt.edu

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Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

Instrument Maker Camp for Students
July 25-28, 2016
ICAT Studios at the Moss Arts Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

Campers will use upcycled materials, computer programs, electronic sensors, and microprocessors to prototype and build entirely new musical instruments. No prior music, programming, or making skills required. At the end of the workshop, campers will perform with their instruments. This program is part of the ICAT research portfolio.

Contact
Liesl M Baum Walker
Research Assistant Professor
Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology
190 Alumni Mall (0916)
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 231-1326
lmbaum@vt.edu

Keywords: Campers, upcycled materials, Virginia Tech, musical instruments, perform, ICAT, Moss Center
Categories: Arts Engineering Personal Enrichment Sciencet Teachers and Education Administration Youth Programs

Multimedia Journalism Bootcamp Student Track
July 25-29, 2016
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

The Academy will introduce basic technologies that are vital to improving video production skills and will also serve as a foundation for more advanced study of media production techniques. Participants will receive instruction in the aesthetics and hands-on application of various technologies related to video production including video camera operation, digital video editing, and media presentation software. Participants will attain basic proficiency and understanding in the following areas: Operation of video cameras, including aesthetics Overview of Media technology History Digital video editing, including graphics, special effects, and aesthetics Audio recording basics Adobe Photoshop – image manipulation program Adobe Premiere – video editing & compositing software Organization for media production Visual storytelling techniques Problem solving in the creation of visual effects An overview of advanced software & hardware, and discussion on issues surrounding media technology as it pertains to content creation. Introduction to Studio Technology All sessions are held in the state-of-the-art Communication Department spaces located in the Moss Arts Center on the campus of Virginia Tech

Contact
Ashley Barker
Continuing and Professional Education
Virginia Tech
540-231-2188
Ashley.Barker@vt.edu

Keywords: Multimedia, digital media, broadcasting, digital journalism, broadcast journalism
Categories: Career and Jobs Information Technology Sciencet Youth Programs

All Write @ Virginia Tech Creative Writing and Digital Media Workshop
July 25-29, 2016
Virginia Tech Campus
Blacksburg, Virginia

All Write @ Virginia Tech Creative Writing and Digital Media Workshop is the ideal summer experience for young people, aged 10-18, who love to write and want to write about things that matter. Join us for this week-long creative workshop, and learn many ways to record and preserve your feelings in your preferred genres, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, memoir, illustrated writing, digital narratives, and more!

Contact
Aileen Murphy 231-4747
aileen@vt.edu

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Categories: Youth Programs

2016 Virginia Institute for Lifelong Learning
July 27-29,2016
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

The Virginia Institute for Lifelong Learning, VAILL, is a summer gathering of adult education and literacy providers throughout the Commonwealth. The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education and Literacy sponsors this three-day, professional development event where adult educators have the opportunity to learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from both their colleagues in the state as well as from trainers and adult educators from other states. Keynote addresses by nationally recognized speakers and a broad range of sessions on proven “how to” strategies are hallmarks of the VAILL experience. Social events, networking opportunities, and vendor activities are also scheduled so that a conference environment and a retreat environment come together to provide a rewarding and entertaining professional development experience. VAILL 2016 will be held July 27-29, 2016, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on the campus of James Madison University. We hope you will join us!

Contact
Melissa Dixon
Grants Manager
Virginia Department of Education
Division of Instruction
Office of Adult Education and Literacy
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

(804) 786-7643
(804) 530-4517 (fax)
Dixon, Melissa (DOE)

Keywords: The Virginia Institute for Lifelong Learning, VAILL
Categories: Local or State Government Teachers and Education Administration

Biotechnology Educators Conference
July 27-29, 2016
Virginia Tech Campus
Blacksburg, Virginia

The 2016 Biotechnology Educators Conference is being hosted at Virginia Tech on July 27-29th. Wednesday afternoon (July 27th), we will offer a pre-conference Biotechnology Boot Camp for educators NEW to the field; spots are first come first serve. On Thursday the conference kicks off for everyone with workshops from scientific experts and a talk about vaccines and networks. Choose your preference of hands-on workshops hosted by scientific experts; first come first serve. Thursday night we will have a social and vendor show. Friday we kick the day off again with a workshops and a talk. The conference will be held on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus between the buildings of Fralin Life Science Institute and the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Parking passes will be issued through the conference when you pick up your registration packet. CEUs will be issued to all participants.

Contact
Kristy Collins, Ph.D.
Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech
kdivitto@vt.edu

Keywords: Biotechnology, teachers, educators
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Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences
July 31 - August 3, 2016
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

The annual Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences professional development institute will be held July 31 - August 3, 2016 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. The institute will emphasize the knowledge, skills, resources and leadership opportunities available through family and consumer sciences education.

Contact
Kimberly Wilson, VATFACS President
(301) 908-9041
designstravel@gmail.com

Keywords: VATFACS family and consumer sciences
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

Water Treatment Plant Operators Short Course
July 31 - August 5, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton COnference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The program is divided into eight short courses; three water classes and five wastewater classes. Each course requires one week to complete. The first level or first year in each area, water or wastewater, is designed to be introductory.

Contact
Greg Boardman
gbaord@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Project Management Certification Online 15-16
August 1-31, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: On-line Learning

Modeling and Control Design of DC/DC Converters
August 1-5, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The course will engage Engineers in a combined lecture/laboratory instructional format, providing hands-on experience in the DC/DC converter analysis, modeling, simulation, control design and frequency domain measurement techniques. With individual step-by-step guidance in the lab, participants will learn through simulation and measurements how to solve design problems using current-injection control and voltage-mode control, and will see the impact of loop gain design on closed-loop performances such as stability margins, small-signal and large signal dynamics, output impedance and audio susceptibility. Attendees will gain a clear understanding of power converter control through exercises such as determining dc and ac characteristics of power stages.

Contact
Teresa Shaw
Research Associate
Power Electronic Systems (0179)
540-231-4527
Center for Power Electronics Systems
646 Whittemore Hall
1185 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
tshaw@vt.edu

Keywords: Modelling and Control, DC/DC converter, CPES, Engineers, Virginia Tech
Categories: Computer Economic Development Engineering Environment Local or State Government Sciencet Transportation Water and Utilities

Deploying, Managing, and Securing Windows 10
August 1-2, 2016
Torgersen Hall, Room 2150
Blacksburg, Virginia

Deploying, Managing and Securing "the Last Windows:" Windows 10 for Win 7 Professionals

Contact
Marc DeBonis
Director, Collaborative Computing Solutions
Division of Information Technology
marcd@vt.edu

Keywords: Windows 10, Information Technology
Categories: Computer

VDOE 2016 Coordinators' Academy
August 3-4, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to host a two-day technical assistance academy for federal program coordinators and other key instructional staff supporting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) programs. The academy will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton in Williamsburg, Virginia, beginning on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, with the 8 a.m. opening session and concluding at noon on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Sessions at the Academy will provide updates on the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), ESEA programs, including the application, federal program monitoring, administrative practices, fiscal issues, equitable services for private schools, and best practices.

Contact
Christopher Kelly
Education Coordinator, VDOE
804-225-2122
christopher.kelly@doe.virginia.gov

Keywords: VDOE, ESEA, Coordinators, Technical Assistance Academy
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

Multi-Scale Metabolic Modeling and Engineering Workshop
August 3, 2016
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
Arlington, Virginia

A workshop on multi-scale metabolic modeling and engineering will engage university and industrial researchers on an emerging topic in bioprocess engineering. The workshop will inform bioprocess engineering researchers about the different metabolic modeling and engineering techniques that are used at the levels of: DNA manipulation, strain engineering, cell cultivation and fermentation, and bioprocess engineering economics.

Contact
Justin Barone
VT Biodesign and Bioprocess Research Center (BBRC)
540.231.0680
jbarone@vt.edu

Keywords: metabolic modeling, engineering
Categories: Engineering Sciencet

2016 Virginia Tech College of Science NanoCamp
August 3-5, 2016
College of Science, VT

Looking at the world through the eyes of a nanoscientist can be life-changing! We invite you to attend three-days of exciting activities, presentations, and laboratory exercises led by prominent faculty in the field and their students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about and explore Virginia Tech! The College of Science Nanocamp is a 3 day, 2 night camp geared toward rising high school students in fall 2016. The camp will be held on the main campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA The College of Science at Virginia Tech gives students a comprehensive foundation in the scientific method. Outstanding faculty members teach courses and conduct research in biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. The college offers programs in cutting-edge areas including, among others, those in energy and the environment, developmental science across the lifespan, infectious diseases, computational science, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The College of Science is dedicated to fostering a research-intensive environment that promotes scientific inquiry and outreach. - See more at: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/nanocamp/index.html#sthash.kv8wcGDc.dpuf

Contact
Charlotte Parks
Academic Programs Specialist
College of Science
540-213-2551
crobrtz@vt.edu

Keywords: NanoCamp, Nano, Camp, HighSchool, Science
Categories: Sciencet

Life Long Learning Institute Fall 2016
August-December, 2016
Various
Blacksburg, Va

The Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech is a member-driven, volunteer organization that draws on the wealth of academic and community resources in the New River Valley to provide intellectual, cultural, and social experiences for curious adults 50 and older.

Contact
Susan Short
Office of Engagement, Associate Vice President
902 Prices Fork Rd, Suite 120
Blacksburg, Va 24061
hyerp@vt.edu

Keywords: life long learning adult education
Categories: Personal Enrichment

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Short Course
August 7-12, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The program is divided into eight short courses; three water classes and five wastewater classes. Each course requires one week to complete. The first level or first year in each area, water or wastewater, is designed to be introductory.

Contact
Greg Boardman
gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Professional Development in Local Government
August 8-9, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

Join us for an exciting opportunity to network and learn from local government professionals from throughout the Commonwealth. This year's theme is "PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE", with new topics including navigating media relations and the future of local government.

Contact
Robyn Smyth
COTA
Robyn@vt.edu

Keywords: government, local, professional development,
Categories: Business and Management Economic Development Local or State Government

8th Annual Clinical Pathology Workshop for Pathology Residents
August 10-12, 2016
Virginia Tech College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, Virginia

Annual Clinical Pathology Workshop for Pathology Residents Each summer, VA-MD Vet Med hosts a three-day clinical pathology workshop for pathology residents with: •didactic and interactive lectures •wet-labs (microscopes provided) •a mock examination in ACVP board examination style The goal of the workshop is to provide a focused review of clinical pathology concepts and hands on experience for the anatomic pathology resident preparing for the ACVP examination.

Contact
Kurt Zimmerman, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical and Anatomic)
Associate Professor of Pathology & Informatics
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540.231.3692
kzimmerm@vt.edu

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Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Drinking Water Fluoridation Course
August 15-16, 2016
City of Salem Water Plant
Salem, Virginia

The VDH Water Fluoridation course is designed to educate plant operators in all aspects of proper community water fluoridation. The two day course includes hands-on laboratory activities, calibration exercises, fluoridation costs analysis, and safety demonstrations. The national guidelines, research and implementation of the community water fluoridation practices will be reviewed.

Contact
Barry Matthews
barry.matthews@vdh.virginia.gov

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings Symposium
August 16, 2016
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
Washington, DC

Virginia Tech researchers have been providing unbiased helmet ratings that allow consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing helmets. The helmet ratings are the culmination of over 10 years of research on head impacts in sports and identify which helmets best reduce concussion risk.

Contact
Stefan Duma
Head VT/WFU School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
BEAM (0298)
540-231-8191
Virginia Tech
313 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA
24061
duma@vt.edu

Keywords: Virginia Tech, Helmet, Rating, Research, Consumers
Categories: Business and Management Engineering Health and Medicine Human Resources Local or State Government Sciencet Transportation Youth Programs

VDOE Math Strategies for Success
August 17-18, 2016
Richmond Marriott Short Pump
Glen Allen, Virginia

Math Strategies for Success is a two-day workshop sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education to be held at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump in August 2016.

Contact
Kim Harrison
Assistant Director
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
kzharris@vt.edu

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Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

Review of the 2016 APELSCIDLA Regulations
August 17, 2016
Online
Online

The webinar will provide an overview of Part XI (Renewal and Reinstatement) and Part XII (Standards of Practice and Conduct) of the recently revised (2016) Virginia APELSCIDLA Regulations. Where significant, differences between the 2010 and 2016 APELSCIDLA Regulations will be emphasized. The presentation will also cover applicable sections from the Code of Virginia and a discussion of relevant disciplinary case decisions rendered by the APELSCIDLA Board.

Contact
Leigh Dicks
Executive Director of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers
Leigh@vspe.org

Keywords: Engineering, education
Categories: Engineering On-line Learning Personal Enrichment

Unit Load Design Short Course - 2016
August 23-25, 2016
Brooks Forest Products Center - Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

Topics of the course include: Principles of unit load design; Unit load material handling audit; Packaging design; Pallet design; Material handling systems; Interactions between material handling equipment, packaging, and pallets; Diagnosing and solving material handling problems; Laboratory Tour.

Contact
Laszlo Horvath
Assistant Professor
(540)231-7673
Sustainable Biomaterials
Brooks Forest Center
1650 Research Center Dr. (MC 0503)
Blacksburg, VA
24061
lhorvat@vt.edu

Keywords: unit load, design, material, handling, packaging, pallet
Categories: Agriculture Architecture Business and Management Career and Jobs Engineering Environment Forestry and Natural Resources Local or State Government Sciencet

A Toolkit for 21st Century Leaders 2016-17
August 25, 2016-April 6, 2017
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
Roanoke, Virginia

This program offers leaders comprehensive training focused on developing skills necessary for navigating 21st century challenges and opportunities. Participants attend class once a month from August, 2016 to April, 2017 and participate in four, one-on-one coaching sessions. Case studies are relevant to workplace situations, class discussions provide valuable feedback, and course materials identify best practices to guide today’s leaders.

Contact
Erin Burcham, Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, 540-767-6145
erinb1@vt.edu

Keywords: leadership, Roanoke leadership, training, classes in Roanoke, adaptive leadership, emotional intelligence, ethical class, communication class
Categories: Business and Management Personal Enrichment

Fifth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research
August 30 - September 1, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) invite you to the Fifth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. We have developed what we believe to be a dynamic interactive and very informative symposium. You will gain a greater understanding of our naturalistic driving research, as well as the research that is being done internationally in this area, and leave with a commitment to similar goals expressed by our stakeholders.

Contact
Myra Blanco
Director, Center for Automated Vehicle Systems
VTTI
3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, VA
24061
540-231-1550
mblanco@vt.edu

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Categories:

Project Management Certification Online 15-16
September 1-31, 2016
Online

The online edition of TheCourse is the curriculum of choice of an increasing number of colleges and universities across the United States. It is multi-media, consisting of 650 web pages with voice, plus some three dozen related linked papers. It can be started at any time and taken at the student's pace.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Program Services Specialist
571-858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: On-line Learning

11th Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop
September 6-7, 2016
The Virginia Tech Research Center
Arlington, Virginia

Contact

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VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) - Local Programs Workshop
September 13-15, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Roanoke, Va

This Workshop will focus on providing an overview of local programs and provide training for program management and project development. The Workshop will be held on September 13-15, 2016 at the Hotel Roanoke. The theme of the Workshop is "Network for Success" and will bring together local government, VDOT, and private sector staff to discuss delivery of the local transportation program. In addition to the plenary sessions, the workshop will feature 20 breakout sessions, scheduled in four concurrent tracks, over the two-day workshop. This workshop is intended for those within local public agencies that have oversight of locally administered projects, in addition to Transportation Alternatives project sponsors, consultants and VDOT staff involved in locally administered projects.

Contact
Penny Forrest
Special Projects & Outreach Manager
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad Street
Richmond, Va 23219
804/786-9810
Penny.Forrest@vdot.virginia.gov

Keywords: Transportation Workshop public agency
Categories: Local or State Government

Project Management 2016
September 13-December 6, 2016
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
Roanoke, Virginia

This Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Preparation Course thoroughly prepares students for the 5th edition PMI® certification exam, including both material in PMI®'s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and to review essential general management topics. The course systematically follows the path of a project through initiation, planning, execution, control and closing, encompassing the 47 processes described in the 5th edition PMBOK® Guide. Upon successful completion, a continuing education certificate for 35 contact hours (3.5 continuing education units) will be awarded.

Contact
Erin Burcham, Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, 540-767-6145
erinb1@vt.edu

Keywords: PMP Roanoke, PMP Newport News, Project Management Roanoke, Project Management Newport News
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Economic Development Engineering Information Technology

Save Our Towns Summit 2016
September 15, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

Designed for individuals who share a passion and interest in Appalachian communities, the Save Our Towns Summit brings together local, county, business and government leaders who will share their expertise and best practices through an array of topics and discussions.

Contact
Susan Short
Associate Vice President for Engagement
540-231-9497
Gateway Center Suite 120
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
sshort@vt.edu

Keywords: communities, Save Our Towns,local, county, business and government leaders
Categories: Agriculture Arts Business and Management Economic Development Engineering Environment Forestry and Natural Resources History Human Resources Local or State Government Teachers and Education Administration Transportation

KAI Certification Course - 2016 - Fall
September 18-22, 2016
The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
Roanoke, Virginia

The hallmark of KAI, is that it measures HOW an individual prefers to solve problems (their style), which is linked to one’s personality, and how one prefers to manage change; either more adaptively or more innovatively. An individual’s KAI score is stable, innate, and unrelated to intelligence, motivation, or learned skill set. What does this mean? The KAI may be used by teams who have capacity to solve the problem at hand, but are not solving the problem at hand. The KAI is a quick and inexpensive inventory and is supported by Adaption-Innovation theory, which provides a framework for explaining/predicting how individuals manage change based on one’s perception of the problem. So, where other inventories are limited to self-understanding and appreciation of fellow team members, KAI may be used to predict team dynamics, and team-to-team dynamics, with accuracy.

Contact
Dr. Curtis Friedel
Undergraduate Program Director
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
2270 Litton-Reaves Hall (0343)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
cfriedel@vt.edu

Keywords: Linking Creativity,Problem Solving, Decision Making, Cognitive Function, Innovative, Management Style.
Categories: Agriculture Architecture Arts Business and Management Career and Jobs Computer Economic Development Engineering Environment Forestry and Natural Resources Health and Medicine History Human Resources Information Technology Language Local or State Government Personal Enrichment Sciencet Teachers and Education Administration Transportation Veterinary Medicine Water and Utilities

2016 High-Fidelity Wraparound Conference
September 19, 2016
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa
Richmond, Virginia

Vision: The conference is designed to promote, strengthen, and advance the delivery of HFW in Virginia. Breakout sessions will focus on the fiscal benefits and positive outcomes of utilizing HFW for at risk youth, families, and communities, as well as on skill development for the HFW workforce. The conference will emphasize the benefits of team based planning, partnering with families, and incorporating natural supports. Who Should Attend: High Fidelity Wraparound Workforce (Intensive Care Coordinators, Family Support Partners, and Supervisors), Children’s Services Act (CSA) Coordinators, members of High Fidelity Wraparound Teams and other interested stakeholders.

Contact
Kim Harrison
Outreach Program Manager
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
kzharris@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: Local or State Government

MPWI - Session III - Finance, Law, Media, & Communications
September 20-22, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge
Woodbridge, Virginia

The Mid-Atlantic Public Works Institute (MPWI) offers necessary training for those in, or aspiring to be in key leadership positions in the public works field. Through a series of four separate three-day sessions, MPWI offers a blend of academic theory with the real-life processes, technologies, hard and soft management skills, and best practices in the field of public works. Participants also gain strategic planning skills and managerial insight to be more effective project leaders. MPWI is designed to empower participants to become more effective leaders, team members, and industry professionals. All classes within each session are taught by industry leaders with extensive experience in the field of public works or qualified university faculty. Virginia Tech is the chosen partner of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Public Works Association for the delivery of MPWI. III will focus on finance, law, media and communication in the field of public works with sessions such as employment law, asset management, purchasing/inventory management, stormwater/flood management master plan, the regulatory process, etc.

Contact
Ashley Barker >CR
VT Continuing and Professional Education >CR
540-231-2188
Ashley.Barker@vt.edu

Keywords: Public works, leadership development, professional development, training
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Environment Human Resources Local or State Government Personal Enrichment Water and Utilities

Society of Mining Professors Annual Conference 2016
September 21-24, 2016
The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
Washington, D.C.

The 27th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), jointly organized by the West Virginia University and Virginia Tech, under the leadership of our current SOMP president Prof. Vlad Kecojevic, will be held in Washington, D.C., USA. It is our pleasure to invite all members to join us for the meeting and conference in September 2016.

Contact
Jarreau Williams
Continuing and Professional Education
jaws0509@vt.edu

Keywords:
Categories: Engineering

Recently Appointed Administrators 2016-2017
September 21-23, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

Virginia Tech, in association with the Virginia Tech School of Education, the Center for Organizational & Technological Advancement (COTA) and the Western Virginia Public Education Consortium (WVPEC), is pleased to present the 12th offering of the Recently Appointed Administrators program. This program is taught in four cohort sessions and provides multiple, hands-on opportunities structured to hone and expand existing skills and to sharpen decision-making abilities for newly appointed school administrators. The major focus is to explore methods used to transcend challenges faced by educators working to demonstrate leadership effectiveness.

Contact
Robyn Smyth
Program Manager
540-853-8259
robyn@vt.edu

Keywords: Recently Appointed Administrators, RAA, School Leaders
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

Sustainable Waterworks in Virginia
September 21, 2016

Various locations throughout Virginia

Sustainable Waterworks in Virginia Barry E. Matthews Anthony Hess July 20, 2016 Course Description: Learn about Capacity Development in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health has committed significant resources to help waterworks be more sustainable, because this ties directly to the future compliance of those waterworks. The Capacity Development Division Director, Barry Matthews, and Sustainability Coordinator, Anthony Hess, will talk about what steps are necessary for a utility to become sustainable. Some subjects discussed will include development of operations plans, standard operating procedures, and realistic preventative maintenance programs. This includes the completion of a thorough asset management plan that identifies where infrastructure is located, what condition it is in, and how critical it is to the waterworks. Then using that plan to develop a capital improvement plan that lists the future capital projects needed to address problems identified in the asset management plan, when those projects will be completed, and how the waterworks plans to pay for them. This list of future projects and true maintenance and operations costs for the waterworks can be help decision makers set rates that consider the true cost to operate the waterworks sustainably. Biographical Sketch: Barry E. Matthews is a Certified Professional Geologist with 28 years of experience in safety and environmental program management. He is a 1985 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic and State University with a Bachelor’s in Geology. Mr. Matthews is NIMS certified with IS-100.a, IS-200.a, IS-700, IS-701.a and IS-800.b. He has received recognition from the Health Commissioner for his volunteer efforts and for assisting in an investigation of a well contamination event. Currently, Mr. Matthews serves as the Virginia Department of Health - Office of Drinking Water, Capacity Development Manager. Anthony Hess has been with the Virginia Department of Health for 16 years, with the last 11 years in the Lexington Field Office of the Office of Drinking Water. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology from Virginia Tech, and has recently completed a Master’s in Business Administration from James Madison University. Anthony enjoys fishing, bicycling, and spending time with his family.

Contact
Greg Boardman 540-231-1376
gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Project Management PMP Preparation Course Fall 2016
September 23-October 2, 2016
Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute
Fairfax, Virginia

This Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Preparation Course thoroughly prepares students for the 5th edition PMI® certification exam, including both material in PMI®'s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and to review essential general management topics. The course systematically follows the path of a project through initiation, planning, execution, control and closing, encompassing the 47 processes described in the 5th edition PMBOK® Guide. Upon successful completion, a continuing education certificate for 56 contact hours (5.6 continuing education units) will be awarded. You will learn how to: *Evaluate the financial merits of a proposed project *Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) *Establish budget and schedule baselines *Identify risks and developing a response plan *Plan and conduct communications to project stakeholders *Create and execute quality planning *Turn assigned staff members into a cohesive project team *Establish performance measurement against project baselines *Manage changes to the project *Plan and manage procurements *Apply Ethical and professional responsibilities The cost for attending includes texts, course materials, unlimited access to online modules and test bank questions and upon successful completion, a certificate showing 56 PDUs from PMI® (5.6 continuing education units) will be awarded. In addition, all students become members of the Course's PMP® Forever program, giving them access to tutorials to continue to learn and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs), required to maintain their certification.

Contact
Jarreau Williams, Program Services Specialist, Continuing and Professional Education, (571) 858-3365
jaws0509@vt.edu

Keywords: PMP, project management, certification, exam preparation, Virginia Tech, business development, program planning
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Human Resources On-line Learning Personal Enrichment Test Preparation and Training

Establishing a Successful and Sustainable Waterworks
September 26-29, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

In the present economic climate, it is critical that waterworks personnel understand and implement a business plan that allows for an analysis of needs, budget development, and capital improvements. As a part of the planning process, one needs to consider the appropriate rate structure for a community, potential sources of grants or low interest loans, and communication with decision makers and the public. All of these subjects will be covered through lecture, class discussions, and hands-on computer activities.

Contact
Greg Boardman
Gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Virginia Institute for Economic Development 2016
September 27-28, 2016
Four Points by Sheraton Richmond
9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

The Virginia Institute for Economic Development (VIED) provides training in the economic development process and outlines how this process is used to benefit Virginia's cities, counties, and towns in furthering economic growth and prosperity. During this two day course, industry professionals will focus on the fundamentals of economic development and set the stage for what the fundamentals mean to economic developers in Virginia. Participants will get a picture of "who to call" and "how to get things done" as economic developers in Virginia.

Contact
Connie Long, President & CEO, Association Builders, Inc.
1340 N Great Neck Road, Virginia beach, VA 23454
connie@associationbuilders.com

Keywords: economic development Virginia training institute
Categories: Economic Development

T/TAC Forum: Instilling leadership, efficacy, and a growth mindset
September 30, 2016
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, VA

Please join us for a forum designed to share the wisdom of teacher leader and administrative teams who support students with disabilities in Regions 6 & 7. Areas of focus will include literacy, math, assistive technology, inclusive practices for students with complex disabilities, challenging behavior, social-emotional development, parent partnerships, and many more. This will be an excellent opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.

Contact
Patricia Bickley
Project Director, T/TAC
540-231-5672
bickley@vt.edu

Keywords: t/tac, higher education, education, literacy, teacher, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

VT Maker Festival 2016
October 1, 2016
Northern Virginia Center
Falls Church, VA

The VT Maker Festival is returning to the Northern Virginia Center on October 1, 2016. Our goal is for learners young and old to embrace the idea that "science is bigger than you think." Science is a way of knowing about everything - people, trends, living things, economics, how things move, what people buy, probabilities, stars, animals, history, memory, physics, and so much more. We hope that young learners especially will see college in their future and Virginia Tech in particular as the place to come to learn how to solve the problems of the world. The event is free for all attendees.

Contact
Carolyn Darville, CPE, 571-858-3304
carolyn5@vt.edu

Keywords: VT, Maker, Festival, Science Festival, Science Week
Categories: Personal Enrichment Teachers and Education Administration Youth Programs

3rd Annual Southwest Virginia STEM Summit
October 2-3, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Va

The purpose of this third annual Southwest Virginia STEM Summit is to provide increased opportunities for building strong partnerships among our regional stakeholders, as well as to bring new ideas to our extant efforts. Through this conference, we can learn from each other and ensure the ongoing availability of STEM learning opportunities for all of the citizens in Southwest Virginia! Summit activities include showcasing and celebrating current successful STEM innovations and partnerships; developing an effort to forge connections in the region, and developing an on-going process to tract our innovations and activities.

Contact
Sue Magliaro
226 War Memorial Hall
Blacksburg, Va 24061
sumags@vt.edu

Keywords: STEM science technology engineering math education
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Passport to Retirement Fall 2016
October 4 - 20, 2016
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
Richmond, Virginia

Many people know that they need to improve their money management skills and start saving for retirement. But all too often, they fail to take the appropriate steps necessary to achieve their goals. This course is designed to help you learn more about planning for a comfortable retirement, and give you the tools necessary to make more informed decisions regarding your financial future. Through examples, exercises, and case studies, you'll discover how to take control of your finances and position yourself for a brighter financial future

Contact
Kim Harrison
Assistant Director
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
kzharris@vt.edu

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“Overview of Pivotal Response Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder”
October 5, 2016
Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, Conference Center (145)
Blacksburg, VA

“This knowledge-based training will discuss the history of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), highlighting motivational procedures to increase communication while decreasing challenging behaviors in children on the autism spectrum.”

Contact
Marcia Donnelson
Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research
540-231-8747
marcia7@vt.edu

Keywords: “Overview of Pivotal Response Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder”
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

Advanced Leadership Program 2016
October 6-7, 2016 and December 1-2, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

The School Leaders Institute (SLI) at Virginia Tech, in association with the Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA), announces the Advanced Leadership Program. The third SLI program is designed specifically for experienced school leaders who feel called to lead, who wish to build their individual leadership capacity, and who aspire to be exemplary leaders.

Contact
Robyn Smyth
Program Manager
540-853-8259
robyn@vt.edu

Keywords: Advanced Leadership Program, ALP, 360, evaluation,
Categories: Teachers and Education Administration

MII Technical Conference and Review
October 10 - 12, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

This technical conference will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from industry, government, and universities to learn about the activities of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech. There will also be opportunities to hear about new aspects of intergrated research and education programs at Virginia Tech and to form partnerships with faculty and gradute/undergraduate students asociated with MII.

Contact
Tammy Jo Hiner
Business Manager
Macromolecules and interfaces Institute
540-231-6824
thiner@exchange.vt.edu

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Categories: Sciencet

AFRI and NIWQP PD Meeting
October 12-13, 2016
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, D.C

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will host the FY 2016 USDA-NIFA NIWQP and AFRI Annual Project Directors’ Meeting. The meeting will bring project directors, co-project directors and graduate students from the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP, FY 2010-2014), the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), Water for Agriculture (FY 2014 -2015), AFRI Foundational RENRE (FY 2011- 2013) program and AFRI Foundational BENRE (FY2014- FY2015). The purpose of the meeting is for NIFA staff to interact with awardees and learn more about the success of their projects, identify outcomes and learn about current research needs. It will also enable awardees to become more familiar with the recent changes and updates within our competitive programs. This meeting will include attendees from four competitive programs and will be the direct result of a combined effort between two National Program Leaders and their two Project Director’s meetings.

Contact
Dewell Paez
Program Specialist >CR
Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment>CR
Tel: 202-401-4141
dpaez@nifa.usda.gov

Keywords: USDA, NIFA, Director's Meeting
Categories: Business and Management Health and Medicine

Hands-On Training at a Full Scale Water Plant
October 13 - 14, 2016
City of Salem Water Plant
Salem, Virginia

This program focuses on hands-on exercises at a full-scale plant in Salem, Va. This program is designed to demonstrate and supplement lessons learned in the annual summer short courses at Virginia Tech. The goal is to offer training that will help operators understand the function of treatment systems, operate their systems optimally, and produce safe water.

Contact
Gregory Boardman, Ph.D.
540-231-1376
gboard@vt.edu
gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Reconciliation after Civil Wars - Global Perspectives
October 14-15, 2016
Hilton Arlington
Arlington, Virginia

Postwar reconciliation is invariably challenging, whatever the nature of the conflict. But it is exceptionally difficult in the aftermath of civil wars. Conflict over common territory, a common political system, competing ideologies, or shared resources generates formidable ongoing problems regardless of whether civil war results in separation or reunification. How have former enemies approached reconciliation following civil wars around the world and throughout history? How have they addressed the issues of reparation and punishment? How have adversaries resolved contests over economic resources or political power? Where and with what consequences have they continued to use violence even after the formal cessation of hostilities? What role have racial, ethnic, and religious differences played? What are the cultural ramifications of civil war? What are the benefits of comparing different models of reconciliation across space and time? How should we evaluate successes and failures? >> We will convene an interdisciplinary conference at the Arlington (Virginia) Hilton, October 13—15, 2016. The nearby Arlington National Cemetery serves as a physical reminder of one model of postwar reconciliation: located on the former estate of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the cemetery contains the graves of soldiers from both sides of the American Civil War. Yet for many observers regional and racial reconciliation after the American Civil War has been incomplete, at best. This conference will address such issues. But the scope of the conference goes well beyond the United States. It will bring together experts from different disciplines to explore reconciliation efforts in the wake of numerous civil wars around the world. >> The conference features two keynote speakers: • David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University. Blight is a leading historian of the American Civil War. His publications include Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, recipient of eight book awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize. • Joseph Sebarenzi, former speaker of the Rwanda parliament and a survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Sebarenzi teaches at the School for International Training in Vermont, lectures widely on the subjects of reconciliation and conflict management, and is author of God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation. Following the conference, we will invite approximately twelve presenters to an author’s workshop in 2017, with the intention of publishing a collection of essays.>> Questions should be directed to James Hawdon, director of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention (hawdonj@vt.edu) or Paul Quigley, director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies (pquigley@vt.edu).

Contact
Amy E. Splitt
Grant Coordinator/Office Manager
Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention/Women’s & Gender Studies
Department of Sociology
205 Norris Hall (0911)
Blacksburg, VA 24061>
(540) 231-2345
amys@vt.edu

Keywords: Reconciliation after Civil Wars
Categories: Economic Development History Local or State Government

2016 Bioenergy PD Conference
October 17 - 20, 2016
Hyatt Regency
New Orleans, LA

The 2016 Sustainable Bioenergy Project Directors (PD) meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA at the Hyatt Regency, on October 17 - 20, 2016 . This year's PD meeting will focus on discussions of state-of-the-art knowledge discovery and development in sustainable bioenergy, bio based products, and bio-economy issues. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, regionally-appropriate biomass feedstock's, enhancing scientific corps, carbon sequestration, co-products, policy options and socioeconomics impacts, wildlife pollination and crop protection, and environmental implications of land use change, and impacts on water availability and quality. PDs (or Co-PD assignees) from NIFA Sustainable Bioenergy Challenge Area are expected to attend this meeting. Program agenda will be announced soon.

Contact
Jillian Worthen
202-401-3353
jworthen@nifa.usda.gov

Keywords: Bioenergy
Categories: Economic Development Sciencet

Historic Building Engineering 2 Day Course
October 18-19, 2016
The Belmont Country Club
Ashburn, Virginia

Historic Building Engineering: This course will be a location based onsite experience and will explain and educate on areas specific to historic structures. Focus of the course will be Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing and Control systems and will include specifics on historical significance, HVAC system, humidity in buildings, antique construction methods, special considerations for controlled environments, steam and boiler systems and difficulties with these types of buildings. Specific practical experience from Mr. Lo Presti's work at the US Supreme Court, US Architect of Capitol Power Plant, President Lincoln's Cottage, St. John's Church, and special aspects of the locations where the class is held. The target audience is practicing engineers and architects and others with general interest. CEU credits will be given for Architects and Professional Engineers.

Contact
Jennifer Carter, Associate Director of CPE
Virginia Tech Research Center
900 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
571-858-3006
carterja@vt.edu

Keywords: Engineering Environment History Personal Enrichment Science Water and Utilities
Categories: Engineering Environment History Personal Enrichment Sciencet Water and Utilities

CPE Water Distribution Systems: How Preventative Maintenance is Asset Management
10/19/2016
Various facilities throughout VA
Various locations throughout VA

Water distribution systems can be the last barrier in making sure the water delivered to the customer is safe to drink. Also a water distribution system should deliver high fire flow to protect residents and structures. These piping and storage systems are designed to meet fire flow requirements. Yet, in the United States, the more than one million miles of pipe buried underground is approaching the age at which it needs to be replaced.

Contact
Greg Boardman,
Civil and Environmental Engineering.,
540-231-1376
gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Kids Tech University - Abingdon
October 22, 2016 and April 22, 2017
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, Virginia

Contact
Penny McCallum
Director, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
276-619-4311
pmccal5@vt.edu

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Categories: Youth Programs

2016-2017 Virginia Network Senior Leadership Seminar
October 2016 - June 2017

Varies

Initiated in 1987, the Senior Leadership Seminar series provides a forum to bring together emerging women leaders with established leaders in higher education in the Commonwealth. The Senior Leadership Seminar focuses on three core areas: personal development, professional development, and trends in higher education. During each meeting, speakers and guests join the group to discuss critical issues facing higher education from a variety of perspectives. The unique feature of the Senior Leadership Seminar series is the mix of administrators from both the public and private sectors, from two-year and four-year institutions, and from a wide variety of functional roles. This mix brings together knowledge and experiences which greatly enhance discussions and group interaction. Participants have found professional colleagues with whom they can discuss problems, share perspectives, and gain support and assistance in professional growth and mobility. As a result of the strong bonds among members of previous classes, the seminar series has active alumnae who continue to work to enhance the advancement of women in higher education throughout the state of Virginia.

Contact
Kim Harrison
Assistant Director
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
kzharris@vt.edu

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Professional Development - Barter Theatre
October 26, 2016
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, Virginia

Contact
Penny McCallum
Director, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
276-619-4311
pmccal5@vt.edu

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Categories: Career and Jobs

Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Richmond I
October 31 - November 1, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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KAI Certification Course - 2016 - November
November 6 - 10, 2016
The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
Roanoke, Virginia

The KAI is a quick and inexpensive inventory and is supported by Adaption-Innovation theory, which provides a framework for explaining/predicting how individuals manage change based on one’s perception of the problem. So, where other inventories are limited to self-understanding and appreciation of fellow team members, KAI may be used to predict team dynamics, and team-to-team dynamics, with accuracy.

Contact
Dr. Curtis Friedel
Undergraduate Program Director
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
540-231-8177
cfriedel@vt.edu

Keywords: KAI, inventory, adaption, innovation, theory, perception, problem, inventories, team dynamics
Categories: Agriculture Business and Management Career and Jobs Computer Economic Development Engineering Environment Forestry and Natural Resources History Human Resources Information Technology Language Local or State Government Personal Enrichment Sciencet Teachers and Education Administration Transportation Veterinary Medicine Water and Utilities

Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Abingdon
November 7-8, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Groundwater Math for Small Systems
November 9-11, 2016
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
Richmond, Virginia

This course focuses on the math associated with small systems, ranging in classification from Class VI to IV. The course is also designed to complement our short course, Basic Groundwater Course for Small Systems, which has been offered and popular for several years. Among the topics addressed in this second groundwater course over a 3 day period are basic math, treatment systems, disinfection, water source, administrative math, hydraulics, and chemical feeders.

Contact
Greg Boardman
540-231-1376
gboard@vt.edu

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Categories: Water and Utilities

Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Lynchburg
November 9-10, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Public Procurement Forum 2016: Shaping the Future of Procurement
November 14 - 16, 2016
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Public Procurement Forum 2016: Shaping the Future of Procurement is Virginia's largest event for public procurement professionals and supplier partners. There are contact hours for recertification, over 90 workshops designed for procurement professionals, and Supplier Connect with over 160 expo booths.

Contact
David A. Nims, VCO
Director of Business Services
Dept. of General Services/Div of Purchases and Supply
1111 E. Broad St., P.O. Box 1199
Richmond, VA 23218-1199
Phone (804) 225-3796
David.Nims@dgs.virginia.gov

Keywords: Procurement Forum Department of General Services
Categories: Business and Management

Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Roanoke
November 14-15, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Categories: Career and Jobs

Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Weyers Cave
November 16-17, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Dulles
November 28-29, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Healthcare Coaching Institute (HCI) 2016-2017
November 29 - December 2, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

The Healthcare Coaching Institute (HCI) is an ICF accredited Coach Training Program developed by The Pyramid Resource Group and hosted by Virginia Tech. HCI is one of the few coaching schools in the world that focuses on leadership and the only coaching certificate offered that specializes in healthcare.

Contact
Robyn Smyth
COTA
robyn@vt.edu

Keywords: HCI, Healthcare coaching, Coaching, Professional Coaching,
Categories: Business and Management Career and Jobs Health and Medicine Human Resources Local or State Government Personal Enrichment

Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Fredericksburg
November 30 - December 1, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Williamsburg
December 5-6, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Categories: Career and Jobs

Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Chesapeake
December 7-8, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Virginia Tech Income Tax Seminar - Richmond II
December 12-13, 2016


Contact
Shelly Jobst, Continuing and Professional Education, 540-231-7084
sjobst@vt.edu

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Governor's Infrastructure Financing Conference
December 14 - 16, 2016
Williamsburg Lodge
Williamsburg, Virginia

The Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) will host a statewide Infrastructure Financing Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge. The conference is designed to bring together government and private sector professionals in discussions that will help facilitate the planning and delivery of much-needed capital improvement projects across Virginia.

Contact
Jean Bass
Virginia Resources Authority
804-616-3441
JBass@VirginiaResources.org

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Categories: Economic Development

Data Analytics for Improved Water Infrastructure Management
December 14-15, 2016
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
Arlington, Virginia

The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center is hosting a two-day conference to bring together drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater professionals to address issues related to data collection and big data analytics for Utilities. The first day will be a WATERiD (Water Infrastructure Database), PIPEiD (Pipeline Infrastructure Database), and SWIMeD (SWIM Education Program) workshop. The goal of this workshop is to enhance the practice of water infrastructure management and align education, research, and training with long-term needs. This requires the development of a standard asset data structure with a web-based centralized database platform and online certification program to provide state of the industry knowledge and skill-sets. The effective use of Big Data technologies can support decision-making for long-term engineering, management, and daily operational decisions. The second day Data Analytics for Improved Water Infrastructure Management conference features a slate of presentations by leading experts in the field of data collection and analytics for water infrastructure asset management.

Contact
Sunil Sinha, Professor & Director, SWIM Center, Virginia Tech, 540.231.9420
ssinha@vt.edu

Keywords: water infrastructure, water management, SWIM, WATERiD, PIPEiD
Categories: Engineering Environment Water and Utilities

SBIRT: an Integrated Model for a Lifespan Approach
December 16, 2016
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Roanoke, Virginia

Education training conference for nurses to raise awareness about the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) approach.

Contact
Linda Ely
Assistant Professor
RU School of Nursing
Ltely@radford.edu

Keywords: SBIRT, nursing, Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment
Categories: Health and Medicine

Agroclimatology
December 17-18, 2016
JW Marriott Union Square
San Francisco, California

This is an annual meeting of the project directors and their teams funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Climate Variability and Change program. This program seeks to develop agriculture- and forestry-based strategies and tools for Adaptation, Mitigation and Climate Science Education and Extension for sustainable and resilient agriculture, forestry, resource management, food security, and health based on improved understanding of the interrelated processes related to impacts of, responses, and feedbacks to climate variability and change. The goal of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for Project Directors and students involved in their projects to learn and engage in discussions that will improve our understanding of Agricultural Science for Climate Variability and Change. At the same time, this meeting will help enhance communication and interaction among our awardees and NIFA staff as a means of establishing a larger “sense of community”. We are particularly interested in the graduate student experience and how we tackle the formidable challenge of training young professionals to conduct trans-disciplinary science.

Contact
Latasha Lyte,MS,MBA
Biological Science Specialist
Division of Global Climate Change
Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment
O:202-690-5716
C:202-658-8389
Latasha.Lyte@nifa.usda.gov

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