The recipients of the inaugural class of the Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowship presented their research posters at a showcase event on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Fralin Life Science Institute.  The event included remarks by Dennis Dean, director of the institute and the Stroobants Professor of Biotechnology, and Thanassis Rikakis, executive vice president and provost of Virginia Tech.  Rachel Hargrave, a fellow and sophomore majoring in creative writing and literature in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences gave an oral presenation entitled "Z-Devoicing: A Feature of Southern Appalachian English?"

The fellowship, also supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research, is a brand new, competitive award program open to all Virginia Tech undergradautes with a goal of increasing diversity in research.

Download the event booklet here.

Highlights from VT News:

Fralin Fellowship puts spotlight on linguistics research in Appalachian dialects

Fralin fellow helps jumpstart research in new Virginia Tech engineering lab

Student revisits childhood dream of becoming a horse veterinarian with help from Fralin fellowship