Mission Statement

Welcome the World’s first Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society!

Iota Delta Rho

Advancement through integration

It is the mission of the Virginia Tech Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Honor Society to promote and recognize interdisciplinary research at VT and throughout the United States.  We seek to facilitate communication among researchers from different disciplines and to recognize and maintain lists of IDR researchers on campus.  By doing this we aim to promote IDR and to increase the number of IDR funded projects available on campus.

Underlying our mission statement is our unique definition of interdisciplinarity, which is “The process of answering a question, solving a problem, or addressing a topic that cannot be dealt with adequately by a single discipline and draws on the ensemble of a disciplines defining elements and integrates the insights to produce a more comprehensive understanding or cognitive advancement.”

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