Learning, Discovery, and Engagement at the Intersections of Science, Engineering, and the Law
What is the Scieneering Program?
Building on VT’s strengths in science and engineering, the Office of Undergraduate Research,
through funding from a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Grant, offers a novel and innovative
new program focused on interdisciplinary undergraduate studies and research, aptly named Scieneering.
Science and engineering sophomores and juniors selected to become Scieneers will participate in coursework leading
to minors in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Science or Science, Engineering and Law and conduct at least 3 credit-
hours of interdisciplinary research mentored by faculty outside their major discipline. This is a great opportunity for
students to gain experience tackling real-world, multi-dimensional problems under the direction of a qualified mentor.
Scieneers receive a stipend and funds to purchase supplies pertinent to their selected research project.
Current Scieneers come from more than 10 majors and perform interdisciplinary research under the
direction of one of over 100 voluntary faculty mentors in a complementary discipline. Learn more about our Scieneers
in the Snapshot 2012 (PDF | 248KB) and read about their fascinating research pursuits.
"The idea is to do something innovative for the students to prepare them for the challenges they will face in their
-Daniel Wubah, PhD
If you are interested in getting involved in undergraduate research, other opportunities can be found at the
Office for Undergraduate Research website.
We congratulate and celebrate the first cohort of Scieneering graduates!
Have a question for a current Scieneer? Send an email....
5029A Derring Hall (0406)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: (540) 231-7737
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Wednesday: 2:00 - 3:30 pm