From A to B - Atlanta to Blacksburg
|Gwinnett Braves versus Lehigh Valley IronPigs Baseball Game|
|Looking up at and down from the Sundial Restaurant in Downtown Atlanta|
|Me at the gates to the Lane Stadium - home of the Hokies|
On the Monday morning I had a pleasant walk through the campus of VT to the office of Dr Nino Ripepi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering. We spent most of the day looking at their facilities, the work they are doing and discussing ideas to further our joint venture. The following day I was taken on the ‘short’ drive (150 miles each way) to the field site, to look at how they obtain their samples. Nobody told me we were in bear country until we spotted a little baby black bear up a tree! Strangely enough I do not have a photograph of this as I was more concerned about the location of Mummy bear.
|Left: Fly fishing in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Right: Native American Brook Trout|
Our GERC Director, Professor Matthew Hall, visited Virginia Tech in October 2015 to discuss the research relationship between VT and the University of Nottingham. He wrote a blog about his visit, you can read it here