THE HYBRID VIGOR APPROACH

The organizing principle for all of Hybrid Vigor's work is the shared topic or problem. An ideal Hybrid Vigor topic is one that is studied by several disciplines, preferably in both the social and natural sciences, and has the greatest need or potential for a shift in traditional thinking by way of collaboration or integrating disciplinary knowledge.

Using this topic or problem as its focal point, the Institute uses several complementary methods to encourage integrative learning and collaboration: