Akshay Sharma Receives Diggs Teaching Scholar Award

Associate Professor of Industrial Design Akshay Sharma has received the University’s 2016 Diggs Teaching Scholar Award sponsored by the Virginia Tech Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER).

Sharma’s work focuses on Design for the Bottom of the Pyramid, a cross-disciplinary teaching and research effort in which students are challenged to address the needs of people who live on $2 a day or less around the world, especially the women and children who tend to suffer the most severe consequences of poverty, and to design programs or devices to help find solutions.

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