During the past week, the visiting delegation from Mzuzu University (Mzuni) had a whirlwind tour of Virginia Tech’s capabilities in the area of architecture, data analytics and visualization, library services, and health and medical device research. The purpose of their visit was twofold. First, they carefully reviewed three of the conceptual library designs that students and faculty in the School of Architecture + Design had developed over the past several months. Second, they interacted with faculty and students to explore the scope of a future data analytics and visualization center that we hope will be incorporated into a future Mzuni library.
The delegation’s visit was covered by our local news media – WDBJ7 and the Roanoke Times.
I also recorded a short video that captured each day of the delegation’s visit. These videos can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
- Day 1 video: The delegation visited the Krometis Research Group, Unmanned Systems Lab (USL), and the Architecture + Design studios.
- Day 2 video: The delegation visited TEAM Malawi, the Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED), and the 3rd year student Library Design Expo.
- Day 3 video: The delegation visited the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), the Visionarium, the Center for Geospatial Information Technology (CGIT), and the new Studios in VT’s Newman Library.
- Day 4 video: The delegation visited the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
- Departure video
Virginia Tech also prepared the following story on the Mzuni delegation’s visit.