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The CHDP features in the Wallstreet Journal

Not enough workers can see the big picture beyond the screen in front of them. The Calhoun Discovery Program at Virginia Tech Honors College aims to teach students that problem-solving requires both sides of the brain.

Boeing CEO David Calhoun visits with students at the Calhoun Discovery Program at Virginia Tech last December.

The CHDP Features on the Today with Hoda and Jenna Show

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The Virginia Tech Honors College Calhoun Discovery Program was featured in Today with Hoda and Jenna on May 5, 2021. Virginia Tech alumna Hoda Kotb surprises incoming Calhoun students, Emily and Sydney, with the announcement that they've been accepted to the Calhoun Discovery Program. 


AFP Partners with Virginia Tech Program to Prepare Tomorrow's Leaders

Inspired and supported by Boeing CEO David Calhoun, The Calhoun Discovery Program prepares the next generation of leaders for the realities of today's workplace where teamwork, creativity and systems thinking approaches to problem-solving are as important as the specific disciplines learned in college majors.

Dr. Katie Walkup outside of Hillcrest Hall at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Michelle Fleury.)
Dr. Katie Walkup outside of Hillcrest Hall at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Michelle Fleury.)

Dr. Katie Walkup Joins the CHDP

The Virginia Tech Honors College is pleased to welcome Dr. Katie Walkup, who will serve as the Collegiate Assistant Professor in Communication for Sociotechnical Systems in the Calhoun Honors Discovery Program (CHDP). Dr. Walkup is affiliated with the Virginia Tech School of Communication and the Department of English. In her career, Dr. Walkup focuses on teaching courses in technical communication, visual design, and digital rhetoric. 

The impact of the Calhoun Honors Discovery Program