College of Science

The past 12 months have been an affirmation of the critical need for science and scientific leadership. The emergence of COVID-19 placed demands on scientists to accelerate their research, or even change the nature of their work, to develop solutions to an unanticipated outbreak that altered our daily lives in a matter of weeks.

An anxious public looked to science for help, and the Virginia Tech College of Science answered that call. We had researchers create a new test to identify COVID-19. We saw our Mobile Autism Clinic convert to online consultations. We had faculty develop 3-D printed test swabs, and a statistics professor become an expert source for the media on how viruses spread. It was Ut Prosim at its finest, Virginia Tech Science in service to our community, the commonwealth, and nation.

Today, we ask you to support us on our mission by giving to the College of Science annual fund. This fund gives us the flexibility to quickly deploy support to needed research, such as in the past year, or to scholarships for students, or support of our faculty.

 

Please join your fellow Science Hokies to help make a difference and give today.

See what people are sharing about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2021!
Rank State Gifts
1 VA 563
2 NC 34
3 MD 24
Leaderboard
Most Donors Leaderboard
The five units with the greatest number of donors on Giving Day will win a share of $5,000.
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $2,000 Pamplin College of Business 1,655
2 $1,500 Virginia Cooperative Extension & 4-H 1,486
3 $750 College of Engineering 1,471
4 $500 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1,316
5 $250 Athletics 1,036
6 College of Science 834
7 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 626
8 Corps of Cadets 532
9 Student Affairs 475
10 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 414
11 Inclusion and Diversity 253
12 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 232
13 College of Natural Resources and Environment 190
14 Moss Arts Center and ICAT 146
15 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC 140
16 Graduate School 108
17 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 105
18 Myers-Lawson School of Construction 102
19 University Libraries 97
20 Hokie Family Annual Fund 72
21 Honors College 26
22 Radio IQ | WVTF Music 26
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$10,000
College of Science Challenge
College of Science Dean's Roundtable Advisory Board Members Susan Quisenberry and Bob Quisenberry ('62 B.S.) will generously donate $10,000 to the College of Science if 600 donors make a gift to any College of Science fund.
600 / 600 Donors
Completed
$5,000
College of Science Challenge
College of Science alumna and Dean's Roundtable Advisory Board Member Debbie Koller ('76 B.S.) and Kent Koller will generously donate $5,000 to the College of Science if 690 donors make a gift to any College of Science fund.
686 / 686 Donors
Completed
$25,000
College of Science Challenge
College of Science Dean's Roundtable Advisory Board Member Mary Nolen Blackwood ('73 B.S.) and Willis Blackwood ('72 B.S.) will generously donate $25,000 to the College of Science once 450 donors make a gift to any College of Science fund.
450 / 450 Donors
Completed
$5,000
School of Neuroscience Challenge
College of Science alumna and Dean's Roundtable Advisory Board Member Jeanine Matte ('71 B.S.) will donate $5,000 to the School of Neuroscience if 25 donors make a gift to the School of Neuroscience Annual Fund.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$2,000
School of Neuroscience Challenge
College of Science alumnus and Dean's Roundtable Advisory Board Member Dr. Bill Johnston ('74 B.S.) and Dr. Margie Johnston will donate $2,000 to the School of Neuroscience if 18 donors make a gift to the School of Neuroscience Annual Fund.
18 / 18 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Department of Statistics Challenge
Virginia Tech alumni Tom Woteki ('68 B.S., '72 M.S., '74 Ph.D.) and Cathie Woteki ('72 M.S., '75 Ph.D.) will donate $5,000 to the Department of Statistics if 60 donors make a gift to the Statistics Annual Fund.
60 / 60 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Statistics Challenge
Virginia Tech alumni Laura Freeman ('05 B.S., '06 M.S., '10 Ph.D.) and James Freeman ('03 B.S., '05 MPA) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Statistics if 45 donors make a gift to the Statistics Annual Fund.
45 / 45 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Psychology Challenge
Virginia Tech alumni Amy Hayes (’96 B.S., ’99 M.S., ’03 Ph.D.) and Michael Hayes (Engineering ’95 B.S., ’97 M.S., ’03 Ph.D.) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Psychology if 40 donors make a gift to the Psychology Annual Fund.
40 / 40 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Psychology Challenge
College of Science alumnus Charlie Goretsky ('80 B.S.) and Barbara Goretsky will donate $2,000 to the Department of Psychology if 25 donors make a gift to the Psychology Annual Fund.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Physics Challenge
College of Science alumna Annalisa Pawlosky (‘06 B.S.) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Physics if 50 donors make a gift to the Physics Annual Fund.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Physics Challenge
College of Science alumnus John Fernando ('89 B.S.) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Physics if 33 donors make a gift to the Physics Annual Fund.
33 / 33 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Department of Mathematics Challenge
Virginia Tech alumni Archana Sathaye ('86 M.S.) and Shirish Sathaye (Engineering '86 M.S.) will donate $5,000 to the Department of Mathematics if 27 donors make a gift to the Mathematics Annual Fund.
27 / 27 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Mathematics Challenge
College of Science alumnus Arun Shastri ('88 M.S.) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Mathematics if 18 donors make a gift to the Mathematics Annual Fund.
18 / 18 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Geosciences Challenge
College of Science alumnus Stephen Scott ('79 B.S. and '87 M.S.) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Geosciences if 165 donors make a gift to the Geosciences Annual Fund.
165 / 165 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Geosciences Challenge
College of Science alumni Brian Coffey ('99 Ph.D.) and Ginger Coffey ('97 M.S.) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Geosciences if 108 donors make a gift to the Geosciences Annual Fund.
108 / 108 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Economics Challenge
College of Science alumnus Kyle Pedrotty ('03 B.S.) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Economics if 50 donors make a gift to the Economics Annual Fund.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Economics Challenge
Once 33 donors have made a gift to the Department of Economics Annual Fund, $2,000 will be unlocked for the department!
33 / 33 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Department of Chemistry Challenge
College of Science alumnus Dean Webster ('79 B.S. and '84 Ph.D.) will donate $5,000 to the Department of Chemistry if 75 donors make a gift to the Chemistry Annual Fund.
75 / 75 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Chemistry Challenge
College of Science alumni Jennifer Rolland ('02 B.S.) and Jason Rolland ('01 B.S) will donate $2,000 to the Department of Chemistry if 50 donors make a gift to the Chemistry Annual Fund.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Department of Biological Sciences Challenge
College of Science alumnus Gibby Button ('69 B.S.) will donate $5,000 to the Department of Biological Sciences if 25 donors make a gift to the Biological Sciences Annual Fund.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Department of Biological Sciences Challenge
An anonymous donor will donate $2,000 to the Department of Biological Sciences if 30 donors make a gift to the Biological Sciences Annual Fund.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Academy of Integrated Science Challenge
College of Science alumni Ellen Patterson Embrey ('76 B.S.) and Gary Embrey ('74 B.S.) will donate $5,000 to the Academy of Integrated Science if 55 donors make a gift to the Academy of Integrated Science Annual Fund or any one of the Academy’s programs.
55 / 55 Donors
Completed
$2,000
Academy of Integrated Science Challenge
Virginia Tech alumnus and Dean's Roundtable Advisory Board member Mark Scheffel ('78 B.S.) and Nancy Scheffel will donate $2,000 to the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) Program in the Academy of Integrated Science if 36 donors make a gift to the Academy of Integrated Science Annual Fund or any one of the Academy’s programs, including the CMDA Annual Fund.
36 / 36 Donors
Completed
Leaderboard
College of Science Leaderboard
Which department is going to bring in the most donors on Giving Day?
Rank Fund Designation Donors
1 Geosciences Department Annual Fund 186
2 Biological Sciences Department Annual Fund 108
3 Chemistry Department Annual Fund 87
4 College of Science Annual Fund 86
5 Economics Department Annual Fund 83
6 Statistics Department Annual Fund 70
7 Physics Department Annual Fund 62
8 Psychology Department Annual Fund 56
9 School of Neuroscience Annual Fund 54
10 Computational Modeling & Data Analytics (CMDA) Annual Fund 47
11 Mathematics Department Annual Fund 47
12 Academy of Integrated Science Annual Fund 17
13 Biochemistry Department Annual Fund 14
14 Science, Technology and Law 8
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Leaderboard
Total Raised Leaderboard
Your favorite unit can win a share of $2,750 based on its total amount raised on Giving Day!
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Pamplin College of Business $964,291.19
2 $750 College of Engineering $680,411.59
3 $500 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine $630,795.20
4 $200 Athletics $492,154.58
5 $100 College of Science $461,937.18
6 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences $159,135.91
7 Corps of Cadets $143,632.07
8 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences $135,173.63
9 Student Affairs $117,566.43
10 College of Architecture and Urban Studies $116,434.13
11 Virginia Cooperative Extension & 4-H $95,153.00
12 Myers-Lawson School of Construction $93,305.00
13 College of Natural Resources and Environment $92,565.41
14 Moss Arts Center and ICAT $60,874.00
15 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC $60,415.00
16 Inclusion and Diversity $55,800.93
17 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine $55,783.00
18 University Libraries $32,431.21
19 Hokie Family Annual Fund $24,562.00
20 Graduate School $10,023.00
21 Honors College $2,170.00
22 Radio IQ | WVTF Music $1,271.00
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