During the three-day July camp, Virginia Tech experts presented students with hands-on experiences collecting, analyzing, and presenting data across different disciplines with topics covering the spectrum from psychology and statistics to geoscience and game theory.
An intensive, semester-long course that pairs students with industry partners to tackle real problems, the capstone features teams of three or four students who spend the duration of the course working on an open-ended, client-driven project.
Woelmer’s research is broadly focused on understanding water quality – things like the amount of algae or nutrients – in lakes and reservoirs and predicting how it can change both over time and spatially.
Hurricane María was a turning point in the life of Carla López Lloreda, the 2022 Outstanding Master’s Student in the College of Science. Experiencing firsthand the devastation wrought by the hurricane – including weeks without water and months without power – she became even more motivated to make a difference through her research.