Beginning at noon on March 20, 2018, Hokies around the world will participate in Virginia Tech's first Giving Day. For 24 hours alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, and friends have to opportunity to come together and make a powerful, joint impact on the future of Virginia Tech.
To give a gift specifically to the Department of Biochemistry on Giving Day, sponsors and individual donors may send their tax-deductible gift as follows:
1. Go to the this Giving Day page, and select Give Now!
2. Under Area of Support, select College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from the drop-down menu
3. Under Fund Designation, select Biochemistry Annual Fund from the drop-down menu - click the screenshot below to get started!
Biochemistry Peer Mentors and Teaching Assistants: The Biochemistry Peer Mentors are a group of 18 diverse undergraduates who help first-year students make the important transition to college. Peer mentors are outstanding students who work within the department to help create student success. They hold Chemistry study sessions, help provide advice, and reach out to students needing assistance. Undergraduate Teaching Assistants help biochemistry faculty members in the classroom and labs to provide more active learning. Many of our Peer Mentors and Teaching Assistants use our support to help pay for their own college expenses.
Undergraduate Research Support: Biochemistry has more than 75 undergraduate students enrolled in Undergraduate Research lab experiences in spring semester 2018. These students engage in experiential learning that often transforms their careers and gives them needed expertise for seeking employment, or for success in graduate or medical school. Your donation helps provide reagents and materials for these students, which will increase the number of students we can engage in our labs.
Supporting New Faculty: Biochemistry has five new faculty who have started lab programs in 2017-2018. Your donation can provide key support to help these faculty get started in their research careers.