Virginia Tech Magazine

Volume 14, Number 1
Fall 1991


Virginia Tech a top engineer producer
Virginia Tech ranked in the top 20 in the number of engineering degrees awarded during 1989-90, coming in ninth in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded (812), 16th in master’s degrees (345), and 17th in doctorates (83).

Veterinary program recognized
Veterinarians at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a nationally recognized clinical program in fiberoptic endoscopy, a diagnostic technique that enables veterinarians to visualize internal body structures through pliable fiberoptic cables. Veterinarians from around the nation are enrolling in the college's continuing education classes.

Building students take top honors
A team of building construction students in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies recently took top honors in the First Annual Construction Management Competition in Pleasantville, N.J. Sponsored by the Associated Schools of Construction Region I, the competition challenged entrants to develop a $2.5-million project within a 20-hour period. Judging was based on the quality of each team's oral presentation, the quality of its written estimate, and the accuracy of its written estimate.

Education cited for principal training
The Virginia Tech College of Education has been cited as one of four institutions across the country that will collaborate to reform training programs for school principals under a $500,000 Danforth Foundation grant. The goal is to produce a national model for principal training that emphasizes hands-on field work rather than class-based coursework. Other participants to work on the five-year project are: Brigham Young University, Florida State University, and East Tennessee State University.

Environmental toxicity lab lauded
The veterinary college has established a Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies which examines how environmental contaminants, agricultural pesticides, fertilizers, and chemicals affect the nervous systems of people and animals. The lab has attained national recognition for its work with organophosphates, a class of chemicals commonly found in pesticides and fuel additives.

Virginia Tech Magazine Volume 14, Number 1 Fall 1991