LDDI Coordinator Receives Innovation in Engineering Education Award

At the College of Engineering Dean’s s Awards, held on May 9th, LDDI Coordinator Dr. Randy Dymond was awarded the W.S. ‘Pete‘ White Innovation in Engineering Education Award. This award, established in 2003, recognizes “faculty who excel in the development of courses that incorporate both technological and pedagogical innovation.”  While Dymond’s two decades plus at Virginia Tech have impacted countless students across a variety of subject matter, this award particularly recognizes his innovative approach to education that has helped to steer and elevate the LDDI program to the prominence it now enjoys. Of Dymond’s leadership and contributions to LDDI and Virginia Tech, LDDI Advisory Board Life Member Bob Jansen offered, “I have worked with Randy since LDDI’s inception back in late 2005/early 2006 and since that time I have witnessed his dedication, innovation and leadership to guide and expand the program to what it is today. I believe it has been Randy’s extraordinary people skills which have bridged the academic world with the land development industry to collaborate on such an unique program. I was thrilled to see him get recognized for these efforts by recently receiving the College of Engineering’s W.S. ‘Pete’ White Innovation in Engineering Education Award .”

Dr. Randy Dymond with Dean Julia Ross at the 2019 College of Engineering Dean’s Awards