Scieneering: Learning, Discovery, and Engagement at the Intersections of Science, Engineering, and the Law - applications due March 1

Building on VT's strengths in science and engineering, the Office of the VP and Dean for Undergraduate Education, under a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant, has created a novel and innovative new program focused on interdisciplinary undergraduate studies and research, aptly named Scieneering.  

Science and engineering sophomores and juniors accepted to the program will work towards completing one of three new minors: Biomedical Science, Biomedical Engineering, or Science, Engineering and Law. In addition, Scieneers will perform one or more semesters of interdisciplinary research in a lab outside of their home college. Students will receive a stipend and funds to purchase supplies pertinent to their selected project. Mentors will be expected to provide lab space and project oversight.

The inaugural group of Scieneers will be selected this Spring, to commence research in the Summer or Fall (2011). The deadline for application to the program is March 1.

Faculty members (also postdocs and graduate students) interested in mentoring a high quality, carefully selected Scieneer, who have an appropriate interdisciplinary research project, may complete the survey at this link:

For more information about the Scieneering program, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Keri Swaby at