SOLAR HOUSE PROJECT WINS NCARB PRIZE
Virginia Tech's solar house project was named one of six winners in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards 2003 competition for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. The juried competition, open to National Architectural Accrediting Board-accredited programs, recognizes projects in new areas of study that merge practice and education in a studio setting. The solar house project was created as an entry in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, where it placed 5th.
STEGER NAMED TO DEFENSE AND SECURITY COMMITTEE
President Charles Steger was appointed to the executive committee of the Virginia Institute for Defense and Homeland Security (IDHS), where he will help oversee institute policies and direction. IDHS is university and industry research consortium dedicated to delivering solutions that support homeland security and defense, with an emphasis on telecommunications, biodefense, sensor systems, and risk management.
NOMINEES SOUGHT FOR UNIVERSITY AWARDS
Nominations for the University Distinguished Achievement Award and the Ruffner Medal are due Aug. 15. The William H. Ruffner Medal, Tech's highest honor for alumni and friends, recognizes those who have given notable service to the university. The University Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves, personally or professionally, in any field of enduring significance and value to society. For award criteria and history, go to http://www.universityawards.vt.edu. Send nominations to Margie Zelinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.