Outreach Activity 3 • The following Virginia Tech KTU faculty members are interested in hosting groups of students and/or teachers for short visits.
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Disclaimer: there will be no financial obligation of KTU faculty members to cover expenses related to any outreach activities.


arrow Katarzyna Swirydowicz | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: VBI
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: none
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arrow David Murrugarra | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Mathematics
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: VBI
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I would be available to host groups of about 25 students or less to join me at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.


arrow Reinhard Laubenbacher | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: ??
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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
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I would be available to host groups of about 20 students or less eager to learn about robotics and interested in a 2-3 hour session on how to use the LEGO MindStorms kit to build and program robots.


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 available to host groups of about 15 students/teachers or less to join me at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech for showing them a demo of research work in text mining. I would be available Tuesdays from 9.30am-12.30pm throughout Summer 2011


arrow Maleq Khan | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: VBI
Position: Research Faculty
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: VBI
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I would be available to host a group of 15 or less students to join me at NDSSL, VBI to show and explain simulation of contagious disease. I can also provide preliminary lectures on graph theory and other basic computer science stuffs. I will be available after July 17. Cannot provide a specific time of the day and day of the weeks at this time.


arrow Skip Garner | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Medicine
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
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I would be available to host groups who wan to visit and tour VBI and meet members of my lab to talk about out science. Visit our lab at http://innovation.vbi.vt.edu


arrow Bill Sanders | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Information Technology
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Office of Technology for the Arts
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Dependent upon circumstances and advance planning, and as part of engaging individual schools or their school districts with Virginia Tech arts programs, especially those that leverage information technology to help create online learning communities with the arts as a major component, I would be happy to help facilitate field trips, teacher training workshops, etc.


arrow Dr. Mike Rosenzweig - VT Biol Sci. Outreach | Virginia Tech
Click here to Contact Dr. Mike Rosenzweig - VT Biol Sci. Outreach
Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
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We can host up to 25 students or less. We can do some field activities, or look at bird and mammal specimens.


arrow Ignacio Moore | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Biological Sciences
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Biological Sciences
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I would be available to host students. I think I would be best guiding field trips to local wilderness areas to see nature.


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
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I will be available to host groups of students to join me at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech for any kinds of discussions and tours related to medical and biological sciences. My schedule is pretty flexible for fall 2011.


arrow Royce Jacomen | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Training and Technical Assistance Center at Virginia Tech
Position: Faculty Member
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: School of Education/VA Department of Education
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I would be willing to host 10-20 students with disabilities at our T/TAC office in Kent Square. Available for technology demonstrations using various accessibility devices.


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 am willing to host groups of students or teachers for on-site investigations at a state park, beach, river, stream or forested area. Activities would be geared toward exploring and gaining knowledge from the outdoor setting and relating it back to classroom work and Virginia SOLs. I am available most days and possibly for overnight field trips.


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
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I would be willing to host groups of teachers who are interested in learning how to use classroom experiments to teach economics.


arrow christk | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: CSES
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: CSES
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I would be available to host groups of about 2 students or less to join me at Virginia Tech for DNA extraction/Field experience and other lab work - working with plants. I would be available all week throughout Summer 2011.


arrow Matthew Giarra | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering
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I would be available to host groups of about 25 students or fewer to join me in the Advanced Experimental Thermofluids Research Laboratory at at Virginia Tech for fluid mechanics demonstrations. Additionally, students may join me in the Virginia Tech Comparative Biomechanics Laboratory to learn about flying snakes and about how insects pump fluids through their bodies. Please submit visit requests at least one full week (seven days) before the proposed visit date. My available dates and times are TBD.


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
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I would be available on a limited basis to host visits to The Family Therapy Center answer questions about family relationships and family therapy.


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)
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arrow Morgan Mbeky | Virginia Tech
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Home Department: PGG? UAP
Position: Graduate Student
Dept. and/or Institute Affiliation: PGG
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I would be available to host groups of about 25 students or less to join me at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech for DNA extraction from grapes lab. I would be available Fridays from 12pm-3pm throughout Summer 2011."