Celebration will honor three Virginia Tech researchers
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Three Virginia Tech researchers received academia's highest honor this year — induction into the National Academies. Robert J. Bodnar, University Distinguished Professor of Geochemistry, Linsey Marr, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Shuhai Xiao, a renowned paleobiologist and geobiologist, will be honored by President Tim Sands at a university celebration.
Three Virginia Tech researchers received academia's highest honor. This year, induction into the National Academies. The National Academies welcomed new members Robert Bodner, Lindsay, Mar, and Shui Shaw, experts. Whose scientific work helps the nation and world make decisions that benefit humanity. Everything from our houses, our phones, our automobiles, it all requires resources. Whether that's copper or zinc or nickel. All of those resources have to be mined. We're trying to make it easier to find those resources that we need to manufacture those things that make our lives a little bit more pleasant. Mars work to advance knowledge of transport, removal, and mitigation of airborne pathogenic viruses started in 2009, but received national attention during the pandemic in 2020. This is the virus moves around like cigarette smoke. If someone's smoking indoors, that can build up. Other people are exposed. If they're smoking outdoors, it usually quickly disperses and becomes diluted. My work mostly is focused on understanding the history Earth and a live to understand what happened next, we need to know where the Earth came from. A major part of my work is field work. I go to places like Siberia, China, India to look at rocks that we call the Earth Hash. President Tim Sands will honor the 2023 National Academy's members during a university celebration Thursday.