Research on her native Appalachia by Crystal Cook Marshall, a doctoral student in the Science and Technology Studies, was featured recently in the Virginia Tech News.  Her findings address the stereotype of Appalachians as well as assets of the region and challenges it is facing. Her commentary has appeared in an op-ed piece on the website “100 Days of Appalachia,” published by the West Virginia University Reed College of Media Innovation Center, as well as the Virginia Tech web series Save Our Towns.