Monthly Archives: March 2011

IDR Awards 2011

Iota Delta Rho (IDR), is giving out four awards: two awards for Exemplary Interdisciplinary Research, and two awards for Exemplary Interdisciplinary Research Essay of the Year, acknowledging the most exemplary interdisciplinary research (IDR) taking place at Virginia Tech in the 2010-11 academic year, as well as recognizing the best academic essay that details the process of interdisciplinary research (IDR) that IDR seeks to promote at Virginia Tech.  One member and one non-member of the IDR Honor Society will be chosen for each award. Each award winner will receive a certificate and $250. All applications should be emailed to Aly Tawfik ( by Friday, Apr 8th (note extended deadline). For more information please see The awards will be presented on our IDR Day 2011.


Invitation to join the IDR Day 2011 – April 19

The Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society (IDR) is sponsoring the very first Interdisciplinary Day at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

Enjoy an evening of exciting discussions about transdisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity. We will start with a talk by Dr. Paul Knox (University Distinguished Professor & Senior Fellow for International Advancement), entitled: Transdisciplinary Research: Wicked Problems and Zombie Institutions.

Then we will subdivide into groups and attempt to tackle modern-day wicked problems by using creativity and interdisciplinarity.

Dinner is provided. Registration is FREE but required (we have limited spots). Students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech are encouraged to attend.

For the event program and registration, please go to our registration page:

IDR in the news

Iota Delta Rho was featured in today’s (March 16) issue of the collegiate times.

The full article can be found on-line here: