Welcome to The EIGER Project at Virginia Tech!
The EIGER Program at Virginia Tech, supported by
NSF IGERT funding through 2010, focuses on graduate research in the
areas of 1) interdisciplinary environmental interface science, as
studied by physical scientists and engineers, and 2) human
interfaces within interdisciplinary scientific and engineering
teams, as studied by behavioral scientists. Ten departments in
four colleges are involved in this project which will support 27
Ph.D. students over its lifetime.
EIGER People in the News
EIGER Director, John Little, has been elected to the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) Academy of Fellows.
EIGER Fellow, Lee Bryant, has been awarded a 2-year NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship (worth $160,000) to continue her research on the biogeochemical cycling of manganese and its effect on drinking water. She also won first place in the Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence PhD Poster Competition in April, 2009.
The White House has awarded core faculty member Maura Borrego the prestigious National Science Foundation Presidential Award
NEWS AND EVENTS
EIGER Fellow, TIFFANY ADAMS, has been awarded first place in the United States Society on Dams (USSD) 2010 Scholarship competition for her research on "The Stability of Levees with Deep Mixed Shear Walls."
The interdisciplinary nature of Tiffany's work, which concerns mitigating the consequences of levee failure through evacuation of the vulnerable population of aging gamilies, was cited as helping to distinguish her from the other finalists. Pictured is Tiffany at the award ceremony held at the USSD Annual Meeting and Conference in Sacramento (April 12-16).
Recent International Internships:
Visit our STUDENT PAGES to learn more about EIGER trainees, past and present, and how they spent their EIGER Internships.