The School of Architecture + Design hosted participants in Virginia Tech's inaugural ExploreVT program, a five-day camp that brings high school students from underrepresented and underserved populations to campus to showcase what Virginia Tech has to offer.

During their week at Virginia Tech, program participants assisted Architecture Professor Joe Wheeler and a group of Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students with the assembly of a disaster-relief house prototype; Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor C.L. Bohannon led a sketching exercise on campus; and Architecture Instructor Chris Pritchett conducted a screenprinting workshop.

ExploreVT participants help with the assembly of a disaster-relief prototype house behind Cowgill Hall

The ExploreVT program was organized by the Office for Inclusion and Diversity to give rising high school juniors the opportunity to live in a Virginia Tech residence hall, immerse themselves in a college setting, and learn from faculty from all eight of Virginia Tech’s colleges.

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