In 2016, 4-VA awarded Dr. Tripp Shealy, Dr. Elise Barrella, Dr. Leidy Klotz, and Dr. Robin K. Panneton a grant called Systems versus linear thinking: measuring cognitive network coordination for tasks about sustainability. Solving sustainability challenges like poverty, climate change, and water availability will require a new way of thinking. This research provides a novel method to measure the type of thinking required to solve these problems and to help us get to there more quickly.
Dr. Tripp Shealy Assistant Professor of Civil Environmental Engineering
Dr. Elise Barrella
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Dr. Leidy Klotz Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Dr. Robin K. Panneton Associate Professor of Psychology
2016 – 4-VA awarded VT, JMU and UVA $20,000 for Systems versus linear thinking: measuring cognitive network coordination for tasks about sustainability.
2016 – Dr. Tripp Shealy received a three-year $239,678 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) titled Collaborative Research: Preparing engineers to address climate change and its implications on sustainability: modeling impact of college experiences on students.