Research/Outreach Connections - Kids' Tech University (KTU)    

Faculty Research Connections

We are interested in partnering with faculty and assisting them in fulfilling outreach sections of grant applications. Please contact Dr. Kristy Collins at for more information.

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Connections
Scientists are routinely asked to explain findings from the lab to the general public. At KTU, we want to support undergraduates and graduate students in turning their research (or affliated research) into a hands-on exhibit. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and are interested in honing your presentation skills to create a research centric hands-on event we are interested in working with you! We understand that consumables cost money and are offering a grant award (in the size of $50 to $100 each) to students in support of their project. These awards will be used only towards supplies, that KTU leaders will purchase; no money will be exchanged or given directly to award recipients.

Dates for hands-on events include: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 01, 2017

You must be a Virginia Tech Undergraduate or Graduate student to be considered eligible for a grant award; see above for award guidelines. All interested students must fill out the form below. You will be asked to meet with Dr. Kristy Collins to discuss your project (she has extensive experience with the KTU program and can offer assistance in designing projects and making connections; she is here to help!).

Grant Award Submission Form
Your Name:

Your Email Address:

Please select the option that most appropriately applies to you:
VT Undergraduate Student
VT Graduate Student

What day are you interested in exhibiting:
Jan 21
Feb 18
Mar 18
Apr 01

Potential Abstract:

If you are participating in KTU for a class or to fulfill a course requirement, please let us know the course & instructor below; we want to make sure you get credit for your involvement!



To be considered eligible, you will be asked to meet with Dr. Kristy Collins to discuss your project. Please let us know times that you may be available to meet below:

Please enter the word you see in the image below: