Students present findings at International Refugee Conference

OVERVIEW: Rebecca Hester, with VT’s Science and Technology in Society department and four summer undergraduate students present their findings at an international refugee conference

The Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR) and the VT School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) sponsored the International Refugee Research Workshop held at VT Arlington, VA campus.  The workshop was held on October 26 and 27, 2017.

The workshop focused on potential research opportunities and challenges faced in the refugee community and included several participates from US government agencies and private entities.

Undergraduate students from Virginia Tech and Hollins University presented their summer undergraduate research project centered around the Roanoke refugee community.  This program was sponsored by GFURR, Hollins University and Roanoke College.