At the Epicenter Retreat, we asked faculty to share news about entrepreneurship, innovation and engineering activities at their home institutions. Cory Hixson describes Virginia Tech's design-focused living-learning community.

Cory Hixson
Ph.D. Student, Engineering Education
The Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED)
Virginia Tech

Cory Hixson earned his B.S. in Engineering Science from Penn State University in 2007, graduating with honors. He is currently a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and is pursuing a Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. Cory has experience as both a professional engineer and high school educator. It is this combination of experience that led him to Virginia Tech to pursue a doctoral degree in Engineering Education. His professional and research interests are understanding the interaction between engineering/education pedagogy and entrepreneurship, engineering faculty motivation, and institutional change.

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