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Similar to Destination Areas in structure, Strategic Growth Areas are smaller and aim for regional or national leadership. Strategic Growth Areas represent additional areas of strength, identified by a faculty survey conducted in January 2016. SGAs may mature into Destination Areas.

Collections in this community

  • SGA: Creativity and Innovation (C&I) [32]

    The C&I SGA is focused on empowering partners and stakeholders to collaborate on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
  • SGA: Economical and Sustainable Materials (ESM) [37]

    The Economical and Sustainable Materials Strategic Growth Area (Materials SGA) is committed to the development of cross-disciplinary teams that will tackle critical scientific materials challenges related to our pillars ...
  • SGA: Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition (ESDHC) [41]

    Scholarship about social disparities and difference in the human condition build on VT strengths in the areas of Health and the Environment, Identities and Culture, and Institutions, Organizations, and Policy.
  • SGA: Policy [18]

    The Policy SGA integrates research and learning across multiple disciplines and levels of information to analyze and inform the complex decision-making for designing and implementing policy to anticipate, respond to, and ...

Recent Submissions

  • Ageism and Feminism: From “Et Cetera” to Center 

    Calasanti, Toni; Slevin, Kathleen F.; King, Neal (Indiana University Press, 2006)
    Although women’s studies scholars and activists do not deny the reality of ageism, they have relegated it to secondary status, neglecting to theorize age relations or place old age at the center of analysis. After explaining ...
  • High school outreach program: Attracting young ladies with “engineering in health care.” 

    Monterastelli, Tania; Bayles, Taryn; Ross, Julia (ASEE, 2008)
    YESS (Young Engineers and Scientists Seminars) is an enrichment program for gifted and talented high school students from the Baltimore/Washington areas who have a strong aptitude in mathematics and science fields. The ...
  • Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab: A Critical Role in Global Food Security 

    Muniappan, R.; Heinrichs, Elvis A. (Research Information Ltd., 2015-08)
    The need: food security The World Food Summit of 1966 defined “food security” as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.” Food ...
  • SBIO Newsletter, Spring 2016 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016-04-26)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Winter 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015-03-17)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Winter 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014-03-18)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Fall 2013 II 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-12-09)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Fall 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014-11-10)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Fall 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-09-11)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Spring 2017 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2017-05-12)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Fall 2016 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016-10-13)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Fall 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015-10-20)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SBIO Newsletter, Spring 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015-05-21)
    This is the interdepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • A Model for a Smallpox-Vaccination Policy 

    Bozzette, Samuel A.; Boer, Rob; Bhatnagar, Vibha; Brower, Jennifer L.; Keeler, Emmett B.; Morton, Sally C.; Stoto, Michael A. (NEJM Group, 2003-01-30)
    Background: The new reality of biologic terrorism and warfare has ignited a debate about whether to reintroduce smallpox vaccination. Methods: We developed scenarios of smallpox attacks and built a stochastic model of ...
  • Vacancy and access to food: Spatially addressing food insecurity in urban Appalachia 

    Bohannon, Cermetris Lynell; Henry, Nikolus (A|Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 2016-11)
    This study examines food deserts in Roanoke, Virginia in the United States and explores ways to address food insecurity by utilizing vacant lots. In the State of Virginia, there are 200 food desert census tracts. Twenty-nine ...
  • Virginia Tech Principles of Community 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Virginia Tech Principles of Community affirmed in 2014 by President Sands and representatives of seven university organizations: Board of Visitors, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Student Government Association, Graduate ...
  • InclusiveVT: Past, Present, Future 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    On September 29, 2014, Virginia Tech held a forum on its new institutional approach to inclusion and diversity. This report summarizes the comments from that forum within the historical context of Virginia Tech’s prior ...
  • Report to the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Virginia Wounded Warrior Program: Assessing the Experiences, Supportive Service Needs and Service Gaps of Veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia Final Report 

    Still, George; Dickerson, Thomas; White, Nancy; Sforza, Peter; Schroeder, Aaron; Willis-Walton, Susan M. (Virginia Tech Institute for Policy & Governance, 2010-08-05)
    The Commonwealth of Virginia is the home to over 800,000 veterans who have served in conflicts ranging from World War II to the current engagements in the gulf region, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF/Iraq) and Operation ...
  • Virginia Star Quality Initiative Family Child Care Home Provider Demonstration Pilot Evaluation Report 

    Bradburn, Isabel; Dunkenberger, Mary Beth; White, Nancy; Allen, Elizabeth (Virginia Tech Child Development Center for Learning and Research; Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance, 2011-08-05)
    The Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI) family child care home demonstration project was a pilot quality rating and improvement program designed to provide intensive professional development services to family child ...
  • The Nature Conservancy, the Press and the Social Construction of Accountability 

    Stephenson Jr., Max; Chaves, Elisabeth (2005-04-01)
    This paper explores the May 2003 Washington Post investigative articles concerning The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for their implications for our understanding of the dynamics of accountability for nonprofit organizations. ...

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