Calhoun Honors Discovery Program
A New Way of Thinking About College Education
About the Calhoun Honors Discovery Program
The Calhoun Honors Discovery Program (CHDP) combines a structured disciplinary education with an open-ended, collaborative, and transdisciplinary discovery process. Students collaborate with one another across disciplines, as well as work alongside our faculty, industry, and non-profit partners. After four years of learning the process of discovery, innovation, and problem-solving, students will be prepared to face the real world. Under this new learning platform, students will graduate from Virginia Tech with the skills and knowledge needed to lead collaborative sociotechnical innovation and live out our motto Ut Prosim, “That I May Serve.”
Honors Collaborative Discovery Diploma (HCDD) Information
Calhoun Honors Discovery Program students will complete an Honors Collaborative Discovery Diploma (HCDD). The HCDD is limited to students in 14 participating programs that span engineering, science, business, design arts, humanities, and policy. Only students in the 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 graduating classes may recieve the HCDD in this four-year pilot program. The Calhoun Honors Dicovery Program is at capacity with 140 students.
Article ItemHow we collaborate: Calhoun Honors Discovery Program , article
With the only full-time industry partner embedded in an academic program, the Calhoun Honors Discovery Program is uniquely interdisciplinary. That requires dedicated efforts at collaboration.
Article ItemA drone pilot pays it forward , article
At a STEM camp in Newport News, pilots from the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership offered high school students flight instruction and career advice.
Article ItemPaul Knox to serve as interim executive director of Calhoun Discovery Program , article
A member of the faculty since 1985, Knox came to Virginia Tech from the United Kingdom to teach in the urban affairs program.