Reseach in Action
Students in this seminar work with each other and community partners on projects that contribute to the vitality and well-being of the New River Valley of Virginia. Students acquire research skills and present their findings to public audiences such as the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, DC.
Appalachian Community Research Projects
Students conducted research on challenges and opportunities for substance use disorder (SUD) recovery in Southwest Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Partnering with Virginia Rural Health Association, students conducted research on recovery-to-work programming needs and opportunities for people with substance use disorder in Southwest Virginia.
Students conducted surveys and interviews to better understand community concerns about the Radford Army Ammunition Plant and drew upon Virginia Tech faculty studies and other research to assess risk and make recommendations.
For more information about Appalachian Community Research contact:
Dr. Emily Satterwhite, Director of Appalachian Studies Program