Kozak earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests revolve around making systems smaller and more efficient.
Forouzesh, a doctoral candidate in the computer science department in the College of Engineering, will join the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles as a tenure-track assistant professor of computer science.
A doctor of veterinary medicine candidate in the dual D.V.M/Master of Public Health program, April Gardner is this year’s recipient of the veterinary college’s Outstanding Graduating Student Award. She completed her M.P.H. in December 2019.
Although animal and poultry sciences and theatre may seem like worlds apart, this enterprising senior has blended her skillsets to help other students in scientific disciplines be better communicators.
Rasheed’s academic talents earned him eight Letters of Distinction awarded to top-performing students in various disciplines. In addition, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, an exclusive recognition reserved for only 15 percent of a medical school class.
Luo credits his roles at Virginia Tech as a resident advisor and an officer in a student organization for helping to prepare him for the work world by giving him lots of opportunities to develop and hone his leadership skills.
Abbott, a senior Honors College member majoring in microbiology in the Department of Biological Sciences with a minor in music, will pursue a Ph.D. in the Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine in the fall.
Five years ago, Haacke suffered a traumatic head injury. Now, she is graduating from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience as the winner of a Fulbright Scholarship and with the honor of being named the 2020 Virginia Tech Undergraduate of the Year.