2017 Final Symposium

Please join us for the Final Symposium of the 2017 Summer Research Program hosted by The Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience

Thursday, September 14th at 3:00 pm
West Ambler Johnston (AJ) Hall – Rooms 2323 & 2315
Great Rooms A&B
Please rsvp to gfurr@vt.edu


The Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR) at Virginia Tech, Hollins University, and Roanoke College have collaborated to lead an undergraduate research program in Roanoke this summer. Four faculty members from Virginia Tech and Hollins University mentored and supported 17 students from the three institutions who were accepted to the program.

The Summer Undergraduate Research lab was a 10-week program designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research in the city of Roanoke.

Students-researches focused on two main areas of inquiry:

  • Refugee Populations of Roanoke: Exploring Issues of Civic Engagement
  • Virginia Tech/Roanoke Innovation Corridor Project

The final symposium is an opportunity for students to present their work. 

The Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR) brings together scholars and organizations from different disciplines and sectors to facilitate conversations about urbanization and regional development, with an emphasis on resilience.