Researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences led the latest event in the Virginia Tech Tech on Tap series at Port City Brewing in Alexandria on April 4.

Members of the Virginia Tech and Northern Virginia community attended the event, titled Tech on Tap: Humanity and Technology.

Launched in 2019, Tech on Tap is a Northern Virginia-based community speaker series that informs, educates, and raises questions about the impact of new technologies on society, equity, and policy.

The panel included:

  • Carlos Evia, professor of communication and associate dean for transdisciplinary initiatives
  • Sylvester Johnson, provost for the humanities, executive director of the Tech for Humanity initiative, and founding director of the Center for Humanities
  • Rishi Jaitly, distinguished humanities fellow and leader of the Digital Transformations and Scientific Collaboration area in The Academy of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Shalini Misra, D.C. Metro Area based faculty with the School of Public and International Affairs, who has been developing content for the new Tech for Humanity Pathways minor