Linsey Marr, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. The topic of the hearing is science-based strategies to protect workers from COVID-19 infections.

For the past year, Marr has helped lead the global conversation about the airborne transmission of COVID-19. She’s shared research and advice on topics ranging from how the virus spreads indoors and the impact of different face coverings to how to grocery shop safely and embrace loved ones with a lower risk of contagion.

Subcommittee Hearing: Clearing the Air: Science-Based Strategies to Protect Workers from COVID-19 Infections

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: 10:45 AM

Watch the hearing.

About Professor Marr

Marr, who came to Virginia Tech in 2003 after earning her bachelor's in engineering science from Harvard and her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, has racked up numerous honors during her time at the university. They include a National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award in 2013 and an appointment to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine board in January. In 2019, Marr earned the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, which recognizes a faculty member's effective, engaged, and dynamic approaches and achievements as an educator.

To obtain a copy of Professor Marr’s remarks following the hearing, contact Bill Foy by email, or by phone at 540-998-0288, or Shannon Andrea by email, or by phone at 703-399-9494.

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