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Welcome to our new Inductees!

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 we welcomed our new inductees to IDR. Checkout there profiles on the member page for 2015 members!

Thanks for a great IDR Day!

Here are the winners for the poster session!


1st Place: Poster Number 1: Mai El-Shehaly (Real-Time processing and Visualization of Multi-Volume Time-Variant Datasets)
2nd Place: Poster Number 15: Renee B Pietsch (Tracking the movement of microbial aerosols from aquatic systems with high-speed video)
3rd Place: Poster Number 14: Sherin Aly (Facial Expression Recognition Using the Kinect)


1st Place: Poster Number 44: Carmen Damico (Controlled Self-Assembly and Dynamics of Nanoscale Bacteria-Enabled Autonomous Drug Delivery Systems (NanoBEADS))
2nd Place: Poster Number 45: Mi Song Kim (Disabled-2 modulates cancer cell adhesion by competing integrin and sulfatide-mediated binding)
3rd Place: Poster Number 41: Rachel Montague (Trust and Choice in the Learning Environment: Student Center for At-Risk Students in Beckley, West Virginia)
Check out a few pictures from IDR Day here!

2015 IDR Day Registration NOW OPEN!

2015 IDR Day Registration NOW OPEN!

When: Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Where: The Inn @ Virginia Tech

2:00pm: Registration begins
2:45pm: IDR Day begins
3:00pm: Speaker: Marie Paretti
4:15pm: Poster Session 1
5:15pm: Poster Session 2
6:00pm: Dinner & Roundtable
8:00pm: IDR Day ends

Please register here:

Call for abstracts for IDR Day poster session

The Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society (IDR) invites you to submit an abstract for the poster session during the Annual Interdisciplinary Research Day, to be held at The Inn at Virginia Tech on February. 27, 2015. Abstracts showing an integration of interdisciplinary research are welcome in all categories! If your research integrates work from different disciplines, please consider sharing your work! Submission deadline is January 30, 2015. Instructions and submission form are at: Call for Abstracts for IDR Day 2015.

Contact Rachael Kennedy ( or Souvick Chatterjee ( with questions.

Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society is now accepting applications for membership

The Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society is now accepting applications for membership and would greatly appreciate it if you would send the following announcement to all undergrad and grad students in your college/department/program, along with the attachments.

Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society will accept applications for membership through Monday, September 29, 2014. IDR was founded at Virginia Tech in 2011 by graduate students promoting interdisciplinary cooperation and research at Virginia Tech and all other colleges and universities. We have two levels of membership – Full and Associate. We accept both graduate and undergraduate members. Our membership application, requirements for membership, and information about our society can be found at Any questions about our memberships, the application package, or assistance with your application can be directed to our VP of Membership, Jie Ren, at