The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is another major piece of the solution to bring Southside Virginia into the Information Economy. By focusing on bringing advanced technology and recruiting top-notch talent to the region, IALR is a catalyst for economic and community transformation.
Through IALR’s research centers, top-notch Virginia Tech faculty are located in Southside Virginia to conduct research in the fields of polymers, unmanned systems, motorsports engineering, and high value horticulture and forestry. IALR research centers are designed to make major strides in their specialty fields, as well as assist private sector employers who desire access to advanced infrastructure and expertise. Each research center offers educational opportunities uniquely focused on their current research, and the Institute’s Conference Center offers a premier meeting site with state-of-the-art technology for the linking of research and education.
For additional information visit IALR on the web at www.ialr.org or call (434) 766-6700.