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STEM STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Michael Alford: From Qatar to the Classroom
Michael is a Veteran soon to graduate with a degree in Anthropological Sciences.
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Radford University will celebrate winter commencement with two ceremonies at the Dedmon Center, 101 University Dr., on Dec. 9 and 10. The ceremonies include students from Radford main campus and Radford University Carilion.
Radford University’s student-led Geohazards and Unmanned Systems Research Center is reaching new heights in engagement, research and community outreach.
This week in Highlanders in the News: Musician and “Jazz Inspired” radio host Judy Carmichael passes the mic to WVRU-FM General Manager Ashlee Claud for a show-anniversary interview; WDBJ7 drops in on the Esports Center in Cook Hall; and Professor of Biology Karen Powers, Ph.D., heralds the return of the Allegheny woodrat.
The Department of Geology’s daylong new-student field excursion serves as an orientation for students who are new to the university’s geology major. It is open to freshmen and transfer students, as well as those Radford students who, before the fall semester, switched majors to geology. The trip gives students an opportunity to get to know fellow geology majors and their professors.
Radford University officially inaugurated Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., as the eighth president in the 112-year history of the institution during a warm ceremony on a chilly Friday morning, Sept. 30, 2022 on the McConnell Library lawn.
Radford University’s School of Computing and Information Sciences degree program in cybersecurity has achieved accreditation by ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
This week in Highlanders in the News: Ben Carlin ’12 and his brother, Jonathan, scale the heights of YouTube with their popular channel; chemistry professor Kimberly Lane, Ph.D., weighs in on the recent emergence of a formidable designer opioid; and the Radford University Emergency Management office takes part in active threat training.
Over the course of a week, the STEM campers were in labs and classrooms all around the Center for the Sciences. They watched a show at the state-of-the-art Radford University Planetarium, learned about the chemistry of space, piloted drones, built surface rovers, launched rockets and engaged with women who work in science careers at Novozymes Biologicals and TORC Robotics.