Outreach Activity 2 • The following Virginia Tech KTU faculty members are interested in serving as a scientific resource for teachers or K-12 students.
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Disclaimer: there will be no financial obligation of KTU faculty members to cover expenses related to any outreach activities.


arrow Shernita Lee | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
More details:
I will serve as a scientific resource via email and will respond in a timely fashion. The questions should use a subject line saying"KTU question" and make sure they put all info about question in the email.


arrow David Murrugarra | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Mathematics
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: VBI
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students.


arrow Reinhard Laubenbacher | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: ??
More details:
I am willing to answer questions about mathematics and bioinformatics, per e-mail or phone, or in personal meetings.


arrow Samarth Swarup | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Position: Research Faculty
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory
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I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions"


arrow Alexander Leonessa | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Vibrations and Acoustics Laboratory
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource to middle and high school students interested in Robotics and considering the possibility of participating to one of the FIRST Robotics competition.


arrow Wyatt McMahon | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Position: Post-doc
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
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arrow Iccha Sethi | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Computer Science
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: VBI
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I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions"


arrow Caitlin Faas | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Human Development
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Human Development
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I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions"


arrow Cristen Chafin | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
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arrow Dr. Mike Rosenzweig - VT Biol Sci. Outreach | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
More details:
Please see our website <http://www.socm.vt.edu>


arrow Ignacio Moore | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Biological Sciences
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions


arrow John Phillips | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Dept. of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
More details:
I would be happy to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me questions from your students and I will try to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions"


arrow Microbiology Club | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: -
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Virginia Tech
More details:
The Microbiology Club of VT will consider requests for certain microbiological supplies and short-term loans of the club microscopes for educational purposes. The advisors of the club, Dr. Ann Stevens and Dr. Birgit Scharf, are available as a resource to give consulation on questions related to microbiology projects.


arrow Ramakanta Patra | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Mathematics
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions". Please limit your queries to one question per week.


arrow Iman Tavassoly | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Graduate Student
More details:
I like to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students.


arrow Zach Yokley | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Department of Physics
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Virginia Tech Department of Physics
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions"


arrow Catherine Short | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Virginia Cooperative Extension
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: 4-H
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I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K - 12 (and teachers). I am a Meaningful Watershed Environmental Educator and a Virginia Master Naturalist. I currently conduct school programs in King William and King & Queen Counties. I can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


arrow Katrina Ostmeyer | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Psychology
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Psychology, Virginia Tech Autism Clinic
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arrow Kristy Benoit | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Psychology
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Clinical Psychology/Child Student Center
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions."


arrow Kelly Harrison | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Psychology
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Neuroscience
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I have substituted in the Montgomery County School system in the past in classrooms ranging from kindergarten to AP Spanish classes. I would be happy to talk my talks to any age group. Please email me the topics/questions that you would like addressed as soon as possible. Include the age level and academic level (for middle and high school classes - for example, AP students, special ed, etc.), so that I can accommodate their particular learning levels. Please indicate in the subject line of the e-mail, that the message contains the questions for your topic. Thanks!


arrow Jennifer Sliko | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Department of Geosciences
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Geology
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arrow Dorothea Tholl | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Biological Sciences
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have about chemical communication of plants and other organisms and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions.


arrow Sheryl Ball | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Economics
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Economics Department at Virginia Tech
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions".


arrow Lauren Golden | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Psychology
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: VT Psychology Department
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions"


arrow christk | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: CSES
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: CSES
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions"


arrow Matthew Giarra | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering
More details:
I am willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age and grade level of your students, with the subject line "KTU Faculty Questions."


arrow Gabrielle Fundaro | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Integrated Life Sciences Building
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I am willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please e-mail me your students' questions and I will answer them as quickly as possible. Please provide the age/grade level of your student with the subject line 'KTU Question'.


arrow Devin Ridgley | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Department of Engineering
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Biological Systems Engineering, ICTAS
More details:
I will serve as a scientific resource for teachers and students via email and will respond in a timely fashion. The questions should use a subject line saying"KTU question" and make sure they put all the info about question in the email.


arrow Hadi Nazem-Bokaee | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Biological Systems Engineering
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions".


arrow Sophia Sihui Zhang | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: College of Science
More details:
I would be very glad to answer any question that's related to life sciences in a timely fashion. I would use my knowledge as well as additional research to answer your question, and I would love to follow up if you have further questions. Both teachers and students are welcome. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions". Thanks.


arrow Scott Johnson | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Human Development
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Director, Marriage ad Family Terapy PhD Program and the Family Terapy Center of Virginia Tech
More details:
I would be available on a limited basis to answer questions about family relationships and family therapy. I can speak about dating and marriage, couples conflict, leaving home, parent child conflict, blended families, sexual assault and abuse, domestic violence, severe mental illness, suicidality, affairs, interventions, careers and training in the mental health fields, etc...


arrow Eric Vance | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Statistics
Position: Research Faculty
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis)
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have regarding statistics and I will work to answer their questions as soon as possible. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Statistics Questions".


arrow Brandon Bear | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Physics
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Astrophysics and Physics
More details:
I can be a scientific resource for K-12 students, teachers, and parents. Please email me any questions, with the student's age and the subject line "KTU Faculty Questions".


arrow Eric Wolf | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: College of Natural Resources and Environment
Position: Research Faculty
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Conservation Management Institute
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I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. My colleagues and I deal with a wide variety of emerging natural resource conservation issues. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions""


arrow Paul Angermeier | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Fish and Wildlife Conservation
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 teachers. Please email me any questions that your teachers may have and I will try to answer their questions soon. Please provide the age level of your students and type "KTU Faculty Questions" in the subject line.


arrow Kacie D'Alessandro | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering - Structural Engineering & Materials
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Civil & Environmental Engineering - Structural Engineering & Materials
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students on topics related to civil engineering, structural engineering, or construction materials. You may send me e-mails with your questions, and please include the age level of your students. Also, please use "K-12 Engineering Questions for Kacie" in the subject line of your e-mail.


arrow Morgan Mbeky | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: PGG? UAP
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: PGG
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty


arrow abdul gafoor puthiyaveetil | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: biomedical sciences and pathobiology
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
More details:
I can be contacted through email regarding questions about immune system/ cancer biology/ dna repair mechanisms


arrow Nathaniel Frissell | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Space@VT
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Questions. I specialize in space weather, the aurora (Northern Lights), and long-distance radio wave propagation and communication. I've spent a significant amount of time working in the arctic, so I can also talk about life there.


arrow Randa Fouad Abdelmagid | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Curriculum and Instruction
Position: Post-doc
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Instructional Design and Technology
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Faculty Question"


arrow Sarah Foltz | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
More details:
I would be happy to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. My research centers on animal behavior and physiology, specifically songbird adaptation to urban areas. However, all biology-related questions are welcome. Please email me with questions or topics of interest and the age/grade of the students, with ‘KTU Questions’ as the subject line, and I will respond as quickly as possible.


arrow Nikki Lewis-Huff | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biochemistry
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
More details:
I would be willing to serve as a scientific resource for K-12 students. Please email me any questions that your students may have and I will work to answer their questions ASAP. Please provide the age level of your students, with the Subject line "KTU Questions".