Elizabeth Spingola

Ph.D. Candidate, Elizabeth Spingola recently became a full member of Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society at Virginia Tech.  The requirements for full membership are:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 course credit hours,
  • Must have a cumulative GPA that is higher than or equal to 3.7,
  • Have demonstrated sincere belief in the society and its mission by pursuing interdisciplinary research.

The mission statment of Iota Delta Rho, stated from their website is: 

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.”

Liz is advised by Dr. David Knight.

Congratulations, Liz!


Published by Linda Hazelwood, January 23, 2018