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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

N. Danielle Bridgers, a fisheries and wildlife sciences graduate student in the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources, has been awarded a 2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

N. Danielle Bridgers, a fisheries and wildlife sciences graduate student in the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources, has been awarded a 2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

The award acknowledges master's and doctoral students who have done outstanding research in science or engineering and have the potential to make substantial developments in their fields.

Each fellowship provides three years of funding, including a tuition supplement and a $30,000 annual stipend.

Bridgers uses sonar to research bog turtles.

Virginia "Ruth" McMullin Walker of Radford was among the more than 2,100 graduates in the University of Alaska Anchorage's Class of 2009. She received her bachelor's degree in technology and a minor in business administration.

She is the daughter of John and Barbara McMullin.

Faculty and students in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech are working on six urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture projects in Roanoke.

Projects include helping redesign and revamp various areas across the county such as Lakewood Park.

The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association Inc. recognized two students in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, Lucy Adams and Holly Kays, for their first- and second-place entries in the association's fourth annual Undergraduate Writing Contest.

VOWA holds its youth and undergraduate writing competition to encourage youth and young adults to cultivate their creative talents.

The theme of the contest is to describe how experiences in the outdoors have influenced the writer's life.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a graduate research fellowship to a biomedical doctoral student with the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Cara Buchanan is in the first year of her Ph.D., studying in the bioheat transfer and nanotherapeutics lab and the musculoskeletal and tissue regeneration lab at the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.

She is developing an in vitro tumor model to study cancer development and environmental effects on tumorigenesis, in addition to possible target drug deliveries.

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