(September 20, 2017) At the College of Science Faculty and Staff Fall Reception, Prof. Maggie Bump was honored with the College of Science Outreach Excellence Award. The award honors a faculty or staff member who has made significant and sustained outreach activities in a local, regional or national program. Prof. Bump's extensive outreach accomplishments impact, invigorate and inform children and community members in the New River Valley and beyond. She leads the Chemistry Club's ongoing outreach activities which include demonstrations, science fairs, workshops and more. In 2005, Prof. Bump established the Youth Experiencing Science (YES) program which pairs rising 3rd-7th graders in rural southwest Virginia counties with Virginia Tech graduate students to design and carry out summer projects. Congratulations Prof. Bump!