Destination Areas

Destination Areas: Building Transdisciplinary Communities

Transdisciplinary communities at Virginia Tech are working collaboratively to address complex problems that impact the human condition. Teams are working across disciplinary boundaries to address challenges in rural health, infectious disease, coastal mitigation, brain health and development, and security.

Destination Areas, Virginia Tech

Upcoming Events

April 24

Data and Decisions REsearch Acceleration Modules (DDREAM) Seminar Series: Social Analytics
Location: GLC Meeting Room F
Time: 12:20-1:30pm

April 24

Policy, Technology and Society Conversation and Networking Event
Location: Global Technology Center in 209 Norris Hall
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

May 7

Materials Innovations and Instrumentation Expo 
Location: Moss Arts Center
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Admission: Free

Faculty Spotlight

Kristopher Hite, assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of a number of new faculty members hired in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences this academic year.

Faculty Spotlight, Virginia Tech

Our Motto

Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)

Virginia Tech is committed to creating global impacts built
upon a foundation of diversity, inclusion, and social engagement.

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Virginia Tech is leading the way in transdisciplinary research, learning, and enagagement.


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In a conversation with Dawn Jefferies, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands talks about the start of the academic year and reflects on the importance of research.


Top Talent Search

We intend to attract and retain top talent through initiatives that are supported by administration, stakeholder groups, and outstanding new interdisciplinary facilities.

2018 Courses

We welcome students seeking to reach beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to find the innovation that exists in the intersections of diverse fields.




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Please contact Todd Nicewonger, Project Director for Destination Areas