In any department, the people make the difference. The Virginia Tech Department of Geography has an outstanding faculty dedicated to providing the highest levels of instruction while conducting cutting edge research around the globe. From the constant advancement of geospatial information technology to the study and implementation of environmental sustainability, faculty members are charting a clear course in the effort to make Virginia Tech a Global 100 university. Our faculty emeritus are vested in the success of the department and the students who earn undergraduate and graduate degrees bearing its name. Our graduate students are active in research projects on five continents and across the United States. The recent graduate students all presented unique research. The project titles are listed with their class year and advisor.