Our vision is one of an Interdisciplinary Research Future within the Academia. We want to see the university become a more tightly knit, intermingled family, comprised of people who not only “go to the same school”, but who actually know, what their mates are doing – an academic family of people helping each other with their insights in order to achieve great goals.
In order to achieve such an ambitious goal, we are:
1) Increasing the awareness of Interdisciplinary Research both in Virginia Tech and beyond,
2) Facilitating communication among researchers from different disciplines,
3) Promoting IDR research and recognizing IDR researchers, and as a result
4) Helping to increase the number of IDR funded projects.