BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 25, 2015 – Donning crisp business suits rather than typical dusty field clothes, 13 doctoral students got a crash course in environmental policy recently when they visited the National Capital Region.

Graduate student fellows in Virginia Tech’s Interfaces of Global Change interdisciplinary graduate education program, housed in the Global Change Center, work on a variety of subjects, including ecology, ecotoxicology, disease ecology, invasive species, and climate change. But a key factor that draws students to this innovative program at Virginia Tech is its focus on the role of science in society, including the science-policy interface.

BSE Ph.D. student Heather Govenor is one of the graduate students participating in the Interfaces of Global Change program.

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