Hokies for Good: Tech for Humanity
Available on-demand on Monday, Nov. 16
Join us for an exclusive online event with an outstanding lineup of faculty who are at the forefront of Virginia Tech’s role as a top research university where humanities and science meet for discovery, learning, and engagement.
Sylvester A. Johnson, the founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, is a nationally recognized humanities scholar specializing in the study of technology, race, religion, and national security. He is also assistant vice provost for the humanities at Virginia Tech and executive director of the university’s Tech for Humanity initiative.
Rebecca Hester is an assistant professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society. Her recent research examines contemporary accounts of “biological danger” and the social, political, and scientific implications of preempting, preventing, and eradicating such danger. Her courses at Virginia Tech include “The Foundations of Social Medicine” and “Monsters, Zombies, and Cyborgs.” She is currently developing an education abroad experience focused on health in the Caribbean.
Aaron Brantly, an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech, has worked on issues related to cybersecurity from multiple angles, including human rights and development, intelligence and national security, and military cybersecurity. His interests span the political science and computer science divide. He is currently working on a yearlong project on cyber deterrence funded by OSD Minerva R-Def.
For Hokies, Ut Prosim is more than a mindset. It’s a life-long calling.
Hokies for Good is a series celebrating the exceptional members of the Hokie Nation who have dedicated their careers to humanity’s most pressing issues