Faculty, Industrial Design
Mitzi Vernon is a Professor in Industrial Design at Virginia Tech and has earned her Master of Science degree in Engineering and Product Design from Stanford University. She is the principal investigator and founder of the Fields Everywhere Project, an effort to teach the fundamentals of physics to children. Through this project, she has been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation and has assembled a team of students, faculty, and advisors to support the work of Fields Everywhere. She has also worked on another research project supported through an NSF grant that examines the design studio as an educational model for the design of software-intensive systems. Combined with the Fields Everywhere project, she hopes to form a proposal for a new educational model of teaching science.