Michel Pleimling

Michel Pleimling, Director

Professor, Physics

Email: pleim@vt.edu

Phone: (540) 231-6073

Welcome to the Academy of Integrated Science,
Virginia Tech's home for cross-disciplinary scientific education!

Our three new Bachelor's degree programs, Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA), Nanoscience, and Systems Biology, bring together multiple areas of expertise to explore powerful new approaches to current complex scientific problems. The innovative Integrated Science Curriculum (ISC) offers a two-year deeply interdisciplinary educational experience centered on student teams working in labs and lectures. The Science, Technology, and the Law minor focuses on intellectual property issues, thus addressing a need for scientists and engineers who are, or will be, involved in projects seeking marketable outcomes.

Our unique cross-disciplinary programs provide the students with the skills and tools that allow them to be competitive in an increasingly interdisciplinary job market.

- Michel Pleimling, Director of the Academy of Integrated Science

Administrative Staff

Cara Craze

Cara Conley

Academic Advisor,

Academy of Integrated Science

Email: cara1@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-8132

Nora Sullivan

Nora Dragovic

Director of Advising and Enrollment Management,

Academy of Integrated Science

Email: nora84@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-8131

Carrie Hopkins

Academic Advisor,

Academy of Integrated Science

Email: carrieh7@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-2442

Lab Coordinator for New Interdisciplinary Programs

Craig Tollin

Craig Tollin

Lab Coordinator,

Academy of Integrated Science

Email: ctollin@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-6759

Division Leaders

Mark Embree

Mark Embree

Division Leader, 

Computational Modeling & Data Analytics

Email: embree@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-9592


Sparkle Williams

Division Leader, 

Integrated Science Curriculum

Email: swilliams@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-5508

Randy Heflin

Randy Heflin

Division Leader, 


Email: rheflin@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-7289

Division Leader, Systems Biology

John Tyson

John Tyson

Division Leader, 

Systems Biology

Email: tyson@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-4662


James Steiner

Division Leader, 

Science Technology & Law

Email: jimmy90@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-9216